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GREENING OF COASTAL DESERTS

 COASTAL DESERT: TURNING GREEN

HUG ENERGY uses wave energy to pump seawater to shore. Our industrial partners are able to desalinate the seawater using the pressure alone with no external energy source in a reverse osmosis system. The resulting fresh water is then put through drip irrigation systems able to irrigate 15-30 hectares of land. Green coastal deserts means more jobs and more food.

Water pressure stress

Many coastal areas have water stress problems.

Researchers from MIT predict that by 2050, more than half of humanity will live in water-stressed areas, where people are now extracting unsustainable amounts from available freshwater sources.

One reason is that as the world’s population grows larger and richer, it uses more water. Another is climate change, which accelerates hydrologic cycles, making wet places wetter and dry places drier. The World Resources Institute found that 33 face extremely high water stress by 2040.

And as the global population rises from 7.4 billion to close to 10 billion by the middle of the century, it is estimated that agricultural production will have to rise by 60% to fill the world’s bellies. This will put water supplies under huge strain.water scarcity HUG

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: 

Each project supports up to a distance of 30 km of new cropland in arid coastal regions. By using desalinated seawater to drip-irrigate the cropland, HUG ENERGY  emits no CO2 in the desalination process.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT: 

By triggering economic opportunities, jobs, and income in rural coastal areas, the local population has less incentive to move to overcrowded cities, where they often start on the “bottom rung”. Less migration to crowded cities means less poverty, better use of existing infrastructure, enhanced delivery of social services, and other benefits/savings.water crisis communities

FRESH WATER: 

HUG ENERGY creates hight pressure water, which is used by a reverse osmosis plant that directly increases the supply of fresh water for sustainable agriculture, in coastal desert regions where water supply already is over-allocated or more likely, not available.water-scarcity2

RENEWABLE ENERGY: 

HUG ENERGY is ocean wave energy that delivers pressurized seawater onshore to desalination modules. This will be a commercially practical and economically feasible use of wave energy worldwide.

FISHERIES: 

As fishing communities are affected by water stress, fishermen are forced to move away from their livelihood. “Greening” opens jobs in marine security & operations, water processing, agricultural operations, and system management — avoiding the difficult decision to move away. In addition, HUG ENERGY offshore systems help restore the ocean ecosystem along the newly built ocean reservoirs, setting up future fishing opportunities.

CLIMATE CHANGE: 

Widespread warming affects human health, agricultural productivity and more powerful storms & flooding. By greening the coastal deserts, HUG ENERGY  mitigates the rise in CO as the green orchards and cropland absorbs atmospheric CO2 by photosynthesis .Coastal desert regions

These areas, largely located on the west coast of South America, Australia, Africa, and Baja Mexico equate to roughly 11,000 km of available coastline for greening projects and thus a tangible opportunity to realize CO2 reductions.

Unpopulated coastal desert regions Wave energy Coastal Desert Regions

There are substantial coastal areas with great wave conditions, low rainfall, and sparse populations.

Carbon Sequestration

While governments talk about reducing emissions, that is only one side of the story. In fact, carbon sequestration, which is the drawing down of carbon already in the atmosphere is equally critical in the fight against climate change. As there are many ideas out there to realize this, we look for solutions in the best converter of carbon that have been around for millions of years; trees and soils.

HUG Energywave energy

The Solution: There have been a lot of wasted efforts in solving wave energy problems because of a wrong pathway. This may be the real reason why United States and Canada have not entered into the fray with the Europeans: they had not been presented with an obvious valid solution with adequate power density.  The HUG‘s compact and robust wave power plant enables over ten times higher annual energy output per ton compared to conventional wave devices. 

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The HUG is the obvious option.

Budget Allowance: $10,750,000  1.8 MW x 6 HUG Systems = 10.8 MW

  • HUG System: 19%                                                                          $2,476,000
  • 12 Helical Turbines @ $100,000     $1,200,000
  • 6 Electrical Generators @ 10,000            60,000
  • 6 Submersible  Pumps  @ 5,000                30,000
  • 6 HUG Paired Systems @ 197,600  1,186,000
  • Stonework: 11 m Reservoir Wall (17,000 m3) 25%      2,680,000                                                 
  • Engineering Planning and Design: 15%                               1,875,000
  • Contingency, Insurance, Legal costs:                                     1,250,000
  • Grid Connection 5%                                                                             537,500
  • Ten Year Refit 3%                                                                                   322,500
  • Loan Interest 3%                                                                                    322,500
  • Installation 3%                                                                                        322,500
  • Facilities 3%                                                                                              322,500
  • Mooring 2%                                                                                               215,000
  • Construction Management 2%                                                     215,000
  • O&M First Year 1%                                                                               107,500
  • Subsea Cables 1%                                                                                  107,500

Budget Allowance:                                                                           $10,750,000

The Carbon Trust in the UK has benchmarked first wave farm cost of energy at: $0.61 to $0.77 US cents/kWh at a 15% discount rate and assuming a 20 year life.

The range of early array costs of Wave Energy Systems varies from $0.32/ kWh  to $0.63/ kWh. The UK experience was $0.37/ KWh, but their system proved unprofitable. 

The forecast of cost is predicted to decrease to $0.08/ kWh with mass production over two decades. The HUG has exceeded this prediction: $0.02/kWh because the HUG is different: (out of the Box).

We wish to test a 1/20th scale model ($250,000) and to proceed with an engineering company partner.

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