Freshwater & CETO

CETO differs from other wave energy technologies under development by pumping water directly ashore under high pressure rather than generating electricity offshore and transmitting it back to shore via high voltage cables.

This makes CETO the most efficient and cost effective way to desalinate freshwater from wave energy.

Other wave energy technologies will need to bring electricity to shore under high voltage, in order to run pumping stations that pump seawater ashore and deliver it to a desalination station. This introduces an inefficient additional step (electricity energy being converted to mechanical energy for pumping with associated losses), additional capital and operating costs associated with the pumps as well as additional onshore footprint.

By acting as an offshore pump, CETO delivers large volumes of high pressure water ashore ready for desalination via traditional means (reverse osmosis) but without the greenhouse gas emissions.

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