Waveco AS, N-6740 SELJE, Norway
Automar is an anchorless observation buoy which can stay on position for years by means of electric trusters powered by a Subwave turbine.
Anchored arrays of Subwave units will be deployed in relatively shallow waters near coasts or offshore consumers. There will be an umbilical to transport the current from the array to the consumer.
This concept for deep sea hydrogen production will enable wave energy harvesting in the most energetic ocean areas on the globe.
Hydrogen is the maritime fuel of the future. But the energy density is lower than in fossil fuels. For merchant ships it will be demanding to bring enough hydrogen for long transits. Filling stations in the open sea along shipping routes may be a solution.