Marine Renewable Energy and the Bourne Tidal Test Site

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The Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) in Bourne, Massachusetts, is the only permanent test stand in the world designed specifically for tidal devices. This partial scale test site allows a transition from testing in university tanks to full scale, avoiding some of the failures that have happened when deploying larger prototype turbines too quickly. This facility has positioned Massachusetts among the leaders in the emerging tidal energy industry, part of the Blue Economy. Sensors can be tested economically on the Massachusetts Ocean Sensor Test Bed (MOST), also located in the Cape Cod Canal. Experiments have been conducted there to monitor water conditions and fish behavior. MOST provides a secure, stable platform for long term sensor testing with continuous power and real time sensor data, cost effectively. 

John Miller, the Executive Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) will give background on the marine renewable industry, some of its challenges, and why the BTTS will solve some of them. This is a young industry that has many challenges, but also opportunities. 



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  • Date: 01 Dec 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • 101 Academy Drive
  • Buzzards Bay , Massachusetts
  • United States 02532
  • Building: Breshnahan Building
  • Room Number: Third Floor BR- 301

  • Starts 14 October 2022 09:00 AM
  • Ends 30 November 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


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John Miller John Miller of Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo)

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The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative, the Bourne Tidal Test Site and the Marine Sensor Testbed

John Miller, the Executive Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo), will give background on the marine renewable industry, some of its challenges, and why the Bourne Tidal Test Site will solve some of them. This is a young industry that has many challenges, but also opportunities.

Biography:

John Miller is the founding Executive Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) of New England.   Prior to that he led development of ocean renewable energy for the University of Massachusetts. He has 25 years of experience in technology commercialization in a variety of high technology businesses including Polaroid and GTE, has been President of two companies, and led a startup, Micro Magnetics, that transitioned an advanced materials sensor from university demonstration to Beta ready tool in 11 months while raising $3 million.   He has a BS degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, an MS in engineering degree from the University of Washington; and an MBA degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He actively employs his own renewable energy rowing whale boats.

 

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Address:66 Dexter Rd, , Marion, Massachusetts, United States, 02738





Agenda

6:00 pm Introductions

6:05 pm Technical presentation followed by Questions

7:00 Adjourn