Atmocean Discusses Wave-Energy Ocean Pumps In Copenhagen
By using wave-energy to bring up nutrient-rich ocean, Atmocean's pumps stimulate growth of
plankton which absorb more CO2 and are the primary food source to restore ocean fish
(PRWEB) November 21, 2009 -- ATMOCEAN’S (www.atmocean.com) ocean wave-energy pump technology is
featured at The Copenhagen Climate Exchange (www.cphco2009.dk) in Copenhagen December 3-6, 2009 under
the theme “More Fish – Less CO2”.
In his presentation scheduled for 6pm on Thursday, December 3 at Oksnehallen Conference Hall in downtown
Copenhagen, Atmocean CEO Philip Kithil will explain how the Company’s ocean pumps bring up nutrient-rich
water from 125 meters deep, to increase the growth of plankton. More plankton naturally absorb CO2 while
providing more food for ocean fish. The technology closely mimics natural upwelling, does not add any foreign
material or chemical to the ocean, is low cost, and can be scaled quickly to return the global oceans to their
Atmocean – featured in the Discovery Channel program “Hungry Ocean” which premiered in September 2008 –
is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and has conducted ocean testing from port cities worldwide, including
Galveston, Texas; St. Georges, Bermuda; San Diego, Long Beach, and Santa Barbara California; and Honolulu,
Hawaii; with plans for Ensenada, Mexico and Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.
By commencing pump deployment in 2010, Atmocean will measure and quantify any side effects, while
verifying ocean absorption of about 35 tons more CO2 and increase in fish populations of 1,000 kg annually
achieved by each ocean pump.
Atmocean intends to manufacture its pumps in host countries worldwide to maximize the economic benefits –
generating thousands of jobs, reviving the ocean fishing industry, improving port utilization, and helping the host
country offset its CO2 emissions while maintaining economic growth. According to Kithil, “This unilateral
approach can greatly accel