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Tidal energy

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.

Tidal energy

  • Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development pathways in Jakarta

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
    Countries:
    Objective:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Indonesia's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce risks on all development sectors by 2030 through local capacity strengthening, improved knowledge management, convergent policy on climate change adaptation, and disaster risks reduction, and application of adaptive technologies.  

    Context

  • CTCN at COP23 (presentations and pictures)

    Type: 
    News
    Publication date:
    Objective:

    During COP23, the Centre provided country Parties and other stakeholders with a platform to discuss progress and trends in technology transfer in terms of bridging gaps between countries' technology planning and the innovators and financiers implementing technology solutions. Below, you'll find a selection of presentations from various CTCN events at COP23.

  • GRID-Arendal

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Graphene-Electroactive Polymer Nanocomposites For Precious Heavy and Rare-Earth Metals Recovery

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    The present invention developed an environmentally-benign approach to the preparation of reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-electroactive polymer nanocomposites and their applications in spontaneous and energy-free recovery of precious metals from waste streams. The reducing capability of electroactive monomers and polymers together with the high surface area and excellent electrical conductivity of graphene benefits the interfacial electrochemical interaction with metal ions and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of precious metals recovery from waste streams.

  • Process for Electro-Hydrodynamically Enhanced Destruction of Chemical Air Contaminants and Airborne Inactivation of Biological Agents

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: Recent devastating viral outbreaks such as Ebola and avian flu heightened the public’s interest in how pathogens are transmitted and what protective measures have to be implemented against the wide-spread transmission. Chemical contaminants such as those emitted from automobiles continue to plague large populations around the world with lung disease and other pollutant-related health problems. There is a dire need for a technology that effectively inactivates biological pathogens as well as chemical contaminants.

  • Biodegradable De-Icer/Anti-Icer Formulations

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: Deicing compositions are widely used during inclement weather for deicing and preventing snow and ice formation on roads sidewalks airport runways and many other surfaces. Chlorides such as sodium calcium and magnesium chloride are effective and inexpensive deicing compounds. However they have been associated with corrosion and/or deterioration of concrete and metals used in infrastructures and can be hazardous to human health if inhaled or digested. Technology: This technology is a deicing composition comprising alkaline degradation products of reducing sugars.

  • Forward Osmosis separation processes using Magnesium Oxide and Carbon Dioxide

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Background: Lehigh University has developed a forward osmosis separation processes using magnesium oxide and carbon dioxide. The invention can purify water through a Forward Osmosis process from both surface water and saline water. The invention can concentrate waste from a dilute waste stream. Technology Description: In various applications it may be desirable to concentrate species of interest which are present in solution.

  • Compost and Biogas from Organic Waste Materials

    Type: 
    Product

    A researcher at the University of California Davis working in cooperation with an outside collaborator have developed a multi-stage process and system for treating organic waste materials. This process produces a high-quality compost derived from food waste and other organic materials while avoiding the environmental problems of traditional composting methods such as emissions of odors volatile organic compounds and other noxious gases.

  • Industrial waste treatment Consulting and Engineering Services

    Type: 
    Product

    TAYA is a hybrid technology integrating aspects of process and biochemistry found in intensive systems while maintaining the low maintenance and operational costs associated with wetlands. TAYA technology replaces heavy electro-mechanical wastewater treatment systems by attainting the same effluent quality at a significantly lower cost. The TAYA model calculates pollutant loads oxygen transfer quantities retention times and sludge yield just like activated sludge. The design of the wetland incorporates the filling and draining of subsurface flow basins.