2015 BANKSIA INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

2015 WINNERS

BANKSIA INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

 

 

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Finalists

Tiwi fire ant eradication program
Tiwi Land Rangers in partnership with CSIRO and Tiwi Plantations Corporation, NT

 

 

Winner

The Perth Wave Energy Project
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, WA

Carnegie Wave Energy is a Fremantle-based, ASX listed wave energy developer focussed on developing its CETO wave energy technology. The CETO technology is capable of producing zero-emission power and directly desalinated freshwater using the energy generated from the ocean’s waves. Carnegie have progressed the technology using advanced computational simulations, wave tank testing, 1/3 scale testing, onshore testing and, most recently commercial scale deployment.

Carnegie’s proprietary innovation, CETO, is capable of producing zero-emission power and freshwater. CETO is a unique, fully submerged pump-based technology, whereby a submerged buoy moves with the ocean’s waves, 1-2 metres below the ocean’s surface. Sustainability was one of the main drivers behind the creation of the CETO technology as it works to address two global issues – emissions created by traditional forms of power generation and the availability of freshwater. The CETO technology aims to provide a sustainable alternative that has a benefit both to the environment and to society.

In 2015, the CETO technology became the world’s only currently operating grid-connected wave energy array through Carnegie’s flagship project, the Perth Wave Energy Project.