KOPI Delft 6 July 2012: Ocean Thermal Energy in Indonesia (Abstract)


Ocean Thermal Energy in Indonesia

by Berend Jan Kleute, CTO and co-founder of Bluerise
Date   :Friday,  July 6th 2012
Time  : 17.30 – 20.30 CET.
Place : CiTG Faculty TU Delft, building 23 (CT) – Room 2.62


Surrounded by tropical oceans, Indonesia has direct access to an abundant source of renewable energy, called Ocean Thermal Energy. It’s a clean energy source based on the natural temperature difference that exists between the upper and deeper layers of the ocean. Ocean Thermal Energy, being available day and night, has a vast potential in the Indonesian archipelago, enabling its many small and remote islands to become more energy self-sufficient. With the rising oil price and rapid growth of Indonesian energy demand, Ocean Thermal Energy becomes increasingly important to face the energy crisis.

Ocean Thermal Energy Development

Bluerise is a spin-off company from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) developing the technology necessary for successful implementation of Ocean Thermal Energy. Bluerise is bringing Ocean Thermal Energy to commercialization in the context of their first project to build an Ecopark and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot in Curaçao. Scaling up to larger multi-MW OTEC power plants is the ambition for the near future.


Curacao Ecopark (source: bluerise.nl)

Kolokium PPI Delft

During Kolokium PPI Delft Bluerise will introduce the working principle and opportunities of Ocean Thermal Energy in Indonesia. In collaboration with PPI Delft, Bluerise aims to demonstrate and advance OTEC technology to make a contribution to the OTEC program in Indonesia. This is the right time to implement OTEC and the close Dutch-Indonesian collaboration could accelerate this process.

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About me

Berend, CTO of Bluerise


Berend Jan Kleute is CTO and co-founder of Bluerise, a spin-off company from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) developing technology for Ocean Thermal Energy. Berend Jan has a background in Mechanical Engineering (BSc) and Offshore Engineering (MSc) at Delft University of Technology. Through his involvement in various international offshore renewable energy projects in collaboration with industry, he found his passion and is dedicated to bring Ocean Thermal Energy technology successfully to the market.

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