CCELL
TURNING WAVES INTO ROCK

Our vision has always been to utilise the energy within waves to enhance our environment. Engineering a beautifully simple system that works with nature, not against it, to protect coasts from erosion, support coral reefs and deliver sustainable power. Welcome to our future.

Why

Coral reefs are nature’s coastal protection. Increasingly they are under threat, so much so that they now fail to fulfil their ecosystem functions, including their ability to act as breakwaters.

Waves are the primary cause of erosion yet they carry a readily accessible supply of energy that can be harnessed. Global warming is causing waves to become more powerful, with each 10% increase in wave height causing a 20% increase in erosion.

Mineral accretion technology uses a safe, low voltage electrical current within seawater to form limestone rock identical to that found in coral reefs and tropical white sand beaches.

Dr Wolf Hilbertz.

How

We use energy from the waves to power underwater electrolysis to form limestone rock around steel mesh placed on the seabed. This technique was pioneered by BioRock to create artificial reefs, accelerating the accretion of limestone from 100s of years to less than 5.

CCell is an innovative technology that moves with the waves to simultaneously harness and dampen energy within the waves.

CCell and BioRock together, form a natural synergy, with an independent renewable energy source that enables large scale application of the BioRock technique.

Applications


Coastal Protection

Creating an active break-water to protect shores from erosion and enhance beaches.

  • 90% cheaper
  • Restores natural breakwater
  • Stronger than concrete
  • Self repairing
  • A permanent solution
Tourist Attraction

Building a beautiful coral reef right in front of your beach.

  • Corals grow 3-5x times faster
  • Corals are 20x more resilient
  • Keep pace with rising sea levels
  • Safe for tourists with low voltage current
  • Custom designed reefs
Renewable Energy

Using sustainable wave energy to power limestone accretion.

  • 100% eco friendly
  • Sustainable solution
  • Innovative technology
  • Working with nature not against
  • Excess power available to local microgrids

In the News


BBC World Service
PE
The Times
Business Green
Clean + Cool
Informa
Power Technology