Akuo to take part in Bora Bora ocean thermal, hydrogen pilot
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France-based Akuo Energy will be involved in the deployment of ocean thermal energy (OTEC) and hydrogen and battery storage capacity in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
The French renewable power producer said on Monday it will take part in a project aiming to decarbonise the electricity production and transport sectors on the islands. The initiative is carried out under the Integrated Solutions for the Decarbonization and Smartification of Islands (IANOS) European project.
Akuo’s role will be to provide technical and economic support for the scheme that will see the deployment of 2 MW of OTEC and 2 MW of hydrogen capacity, plus some energy storage, on one of the reef islets. The two systems are called Agrinergie and Aquanergie, respectively.
A second phase of the project will focus on creating a zero-carbon transport network and on producing ocean thermal energy.
The project has received substantial financial backing by the European Union (EU).
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