We're on a mission to convert the destructive power of waves into good. We want to use their energy to enhance our environment, not destroy it.
So we've worked tirelessly to engineer a beautifully simple system that works with nature. Creating the world's first wave-powered artificial reefs, which protect coasts from erosion, enhance ecosystems and deliver sustainable energy.
Welcome to our future!
Coral reefs are an excellent natural protection for coastal regions. They can absorb 97% of the wave energy, and globally they reduce wave heights, on average, by 84%.
Unfortunately, the majority of these valuable ecosystems have died and those that remain are severely at risk. They need our help!
Waves are the primary cause of erosion, yet they carry a readily accessible supply of energy that we can capture and use.
Our light-weight wave energy converter, called "CCell", moves with the waves to simultaneously harness and dampen the energy within them.
We use this energy to power an underwater electrolysis process that forms natural limestone rock around a steel mesh placed on the seabed.
This technique, which was first pioneered by Dr Wolf Hilbertz, accelerates the formation of reefs, enabling limestone rock that would normally take 100s of years to form, to amass in less than 5 years.
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.