What if ocean waves could power solutions to food, water and energy scarcity?
Watch this video to see how AOE's patented technologies can do just that.
A career energy professional with a proven track record of leading technology organizations, Brian provides a balance of strong business acumen and visionary leadership for AOE.
Darnell, a co-founder of AOE, is a partner in a public-practice accounting firm with extensive experience in accounting for and advising start-up companies.
As Chairman of the Board of directors and CFO, Darnell brings professionalism, integrity and vision.
Ben provides our team with technical direction in all of our research and development efforts. Where others see erratic data, missing variables, and imperial equations with limited application, Ben finds solid trends and correlations to guide design decisions. His ability to work expertly with uncertainties is one of the key strengths that make Ben Lee an excellent team member.
VP Legal and Co-Founder Kim Johnson is a commercial lawyer based in Victoria with a diverse client base that includes individuals, private companies, trusts, limited partnerships, and publicly traded entities.
AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy Inc. (AOE) is a wave technology company with a patented technology that captures and stores ocean wave energy as compressed air. By compressing air using a concept as simple as a bicycle pump and transferring it to shore or storing it in CAES tanks, we eliminate the need to convert energy into electricity at sea, a major technical barrier faced by most wave energy concepts. The AOE Ocean Buoy Array System (OBAS) uses patented technology to deliver high volumes of compressed air that can be used in applications such as generating electricity, reverse osmosis desalination, and water oxygenation.
Target markets for AOE’s patented systems include:
Water Desalination – as climate change impacts the earth, weather patterns and rainfall have changed considerably in recent years. Lakes and rivers are running dry while other areas with traditionally limited rainfall are experiencing floods. Water desalination represents the largest immediate opportunity for AOE’s patented technology.
Seawater Oxygenation Systems – The dissolved oxygen levels of our oceans have been declining in many area’s of the world. The natural ocean currents move hypoxic water into local marine environments which cause devastating results to marine life. This also affects aquaculture operations which may result in significant seafood mortality.
The AOE oxygenation system is designed to use ocean wave energy to provide oxygenated seawater for aquaculture operations and to provide oxygenated seawater to the ocean floor to help mother nature compost decaying matter into rich ocean floor soil to enhance marine life.
Electrical Power Generation – ocean wave energy can be converted into electrical power for coastal communities. Remote communities can be powered with clean wave energy reducing the use of diesel.
Simple – By utilizing a concept as basic as a bicycle pump, AOE is able to compress air at sea and pipe it to shore where the technology for storage and power generation is well established.
Clean – There is no danger of spillage, contamination or pollution with the AOE system. It does not impact in marine life and in fact, enhances the development of fish colonies around its buoy system.
Economical – Generating power or electricity in the ocean and transferring it to shore by using sub-sea cabling is a hugely expensive and complex endeavor which presents both engineering and environmental challenges.
Storable – The technology to store compressed air is well established and can be held indefinitely until needed. Transporting a tanker truck of compressed air is economical and efficient as the contents of tank weighs virtually nothing. A tanker truck of compressed air can have the equivalent energy potential as a tanker truck of gasoline.
Versatile – Compressed air can be used for water desalination, providing a source of energy for electricity generation and can be used for rejuvenating ocean dead zones. In addition, compressed air provides a natural refrigerant which can be used for cooling or freezing.