Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials

Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials
Image courtesy of Biome Renewables.

There’s not yet a standardized, optimal way of extracting power from tidal currents. That’s why many tidal industry technologies are currently being tested around the world. This project will use Dalhousie University’s Aquatron tank facility to test and demonstrate the potential of a new hydrokinetic turbine design.

Team

Principal Investigators:  Ryan Church, Biome Renewables Inc.; Dr. Sue Molloy, Glas Ocean Consulting Ltd.; Dr. Aaron MacNeill, Dalhousie University

Date
July 2018 – May 2019