The Gulf of Mexico has been in news for a massive oil spill, which threatens the fishing industry, tourism and habitat of hundreds of bird species. We hear of the Gulf yet again, but this time around for producing clean energy. Independent Natural Resources, Inc. has announced the construction of a new wave energy installation constructed in the Gulf off the coast of Freeport, Texas. Renew Blue, INRI’s wholly owned subsidiary, has engineered the installation that is designed specially to utilize renewable wave energy to power a desalination plant.
After obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Renew Blue hopes its wave energy project to be a great success. It will involve the SEADOG Pump system, which extract power from waves without using any blades or turbines. The best part about this system is that it can draw an endless supply of renewable, non-polluting energy from the sea with minimal harm to sea life.