Ocean wave to become new source of energy in 2019

Ocean wave to become new source of energy in 2019
UMT is in the process of developing innovation in producing energy using ocean wave as a new source of electrical power.
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is in the process of developing innovation in producing energy using ocean wave as a new source of electrical power.

The project known as 'Hydraulic Wave Energy Converter System' involves three masters' students of the Marine Engineering Study Centre, UMT together with their lecturer, Prof Dr Mohd Zamri Ibrahim as head.
One of the group members, Khairul Anwar Mohmad, a Physics (Renewable Energy) degree student, said the innovation was the idea of students of the centre.

He said the latest innovation aimed to reduce dependence on existing fuel in generating electric supply at the fishing village in Kuala Terengganu.

"As the UMT area is near the sea, we had the idea of using natural environment, which is the ocean wave, as a new source of energy.

"Efforts to develop the 'Hydraulic Wave Energy Converter System' from there which would play a role in absorbing the power of the ocean waves before they are processed into an electric energy source," he said when met by Bernama at the Electric, Power and Renewable Energy Malaysia exhibition here recently.

-- BERNAMA