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Watch 9.3: Oceans

The potential energy available from wave and tidal movement is estimated at more than seven times current global energy use. This episode of 9.3 features an inventor at California Polytechnic State University who is testing a device to utilize this untapped resource.

Phil Kithil is founder and CEO of Atmocean, Inc. in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and inventor of the Wave Energy Sequestration Technology (WEST) device being tested at California Polytechnic State University. WEST simultaneously stimulates plankton growth, the foundation of the ocean’s food chain.

What other wave energy ideas have you run across?