Always on the cutting edge of technology for environmental safety and power from nature, Ms. Inna Braverman, Founder of Eco Wave Power (EWP) won the Women4Climate Tech Challenge by C40 Cities in Paris, and this week Eco Wave Power received some more exciting news!
March 03, 2019
EWP has learned that it was selected to participate in the PortXL program, which is the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator, that kickstarts the 4th yearly edition of its Rotterdam program.
According to PortXL, the maritime industry is ripe for a revolution as there are countless possibilities for collaboration. However, maritime is a tough and deep industry to penetrate.
As a result, PortXL and its partners, decided to assist revolutionary technologies by establishing an accelerator for the implementation of such technologies. The acceptance to such accelerator is through a competition.
The PortXL competition received thousands of worldwide applications and chose 27 maritime solutions to present in the finals, which took place in the Science Tower in Rotterdam, home to Europe’s largest sea port.
Eco Wave Power was represented by Mr. Yair Rudick, the Business Development Manager of the company.
During the competition, each finalist presented their solution on stage to the honorable jury & held meetings with the program’s global large-scale partners such as: Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, EY, Royal IHC, Mammoet, Vopak, Boskalis, Shell, Rabobank, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, InnovationQuarter and ECE.
After the company’s presentation on stage and successful one on one meetings with the PortXL Partners, Eco Wave Power, which developed an innovative technology for generation of clean electricity from ocean and sea waves, was selected to participate in the accelerator, with the goal of setting the first wave energy power station in the Netherlands.
Eco Wave Power already constructed an R&D power station in Jaffa Port, Israel, as well as a first grid connected power station in Gibraltar, which is currently the ONLY grid connected wave energy array operational in the world, selling electricity to the grid under a Power Purchase Agreement.
The Gibraltar power plant (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund) is connected to the grid since 2016 and has become the world’s longest grid connected array to date. The Gibraltar project receives significant attention as it positions wave energy as a viable & reliable renewable energy source and now Eco Wave Power is looking foreword to expanding its’ technology to additional locations around the world.