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Tests verify clean energy from the Gulf Stream

An off-shore demonstration by OceanBased Perpetual Energy, LLC in collaboration with the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Florida Atlantic University has demonstrated that clean, renewable perpetual energy can be derived by harnessing the Gulf Stream current off the coast of South Florida.

While various hydrokinetic projects worldwide focus on tidal or wave-based sources, the OceanBased demonstration is the first to yield energy from the Gulf Stream for a continuous 24 hours  The findings of the May 25 to 28 experiment bode well for future development of commercial applications to harness and distribute the Gulf Stream’s energy in Florida. The electricity could  be transmitted through a relay substation connected by a seabed cable running 15 to 20 miles back to the seashore.  On land, an additional substation would connect to the power grid or be tapped for other uses, such as powering hydrogen fuel plants, blockchain mining or server and data storage centers.

The team fielded three  types of ocean current energy converters, which are turbines configured for hydrokinetic use. The converters were submerged in the Gulf Stream about 20 miles offshore between Broward and Palm Beach counties, where the water’s velocity typically ranges from 3.5 to 5.5 miles per hour without interruption.

The team of 12 included scientists, researchers, engineers, videographers, photographers and the crew aboard the Go America, a 150-foot research vessel.

“This historic demonstration shows the world that the Gulf Stream can produce clean, renewable perpetual power on a 24-hour-a-day basis using a variety of turbine concepts,” said OceanBased Chairman Nasser Alshemaimry. “It is the starting point for commercializing ocean current energy in the Gulf Stream, thus reducing fossil fuel dependency and benefiting our climate and the planet for generations to come.”

OceanBased formed its strategic partnership with FAU in 2019 to advance the company’s hydrokinetic research into responsible marine-based power generation. The FAU center is one of three centers designated by the U.S. Department of Energy to assist companies with the responsible development of marine renewables.

“Population growth and public desire to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear energy will continue to strengthen demand for responsible alternatives,” Alshemaimry added. “Especially in Florida, where population continues to grow by 1,000 people per day, there is a clear need to invest in clean ocean energy technology.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.