TRANSFORMING WAVES INTO ROCK

Applications

CCell Vision

Our Vision

Our vision has always been to use the energy within waves to enhance our environment.

At Zyba we engineer beautifully simple systems that work with nature.

We have partnered with the Global Coral Reef Alliance and are using the BioRock technology to deliver the world's first wave-powered artificial reefs, which protect coasts from erosion, enhance ecosystems and deliver sustainable energy.

Why

Coral reefs are a great natural protection for coastal regions. They take up to 97% of the energy out of waves and reduce their heights by 84% on average.

Unfortunately, we have destroyed the majority of these valuable ecosystems and those that remain are severely at risk.

Waves are the primary cause of erosion, yet they carry a readily accessible supply of energy that we can capture and use.

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 ocean waves to power an underwater electrolysis process to form limestone rock around a 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 ultra-light-weight wave energy converter, which moves with the waves to simultaneously harness and dampen the 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.