Elemental Energy Technologies Limited is currently commercialising a range of hydrokinetic turbines capable of operating in a very wide range of flow rates, making them deployable in the greatest range of locations around the world.
The SeaUrchin™ tidal turbine was a leading design in its class and the development project won a prestigious Award for Excellence by Engineers Australia in 2012. EET is now focused on applying all the lessons learned from the SeaUrchin program into a brand new range of turbines capable of being mass produced from proven materials and components. EET’s focus on design simplicity and ruggedness will result on turbines which are more cost effective than competing marine generators to manufacture, install and maintain.
Since its establishment in 2007, EET has worked with our engineering partners ATSA Defence Services, RPC Technologies and e3k. to develop its unique award winning SeaUrchin technology. This collaboration has been rewarded with an Excellence in Engineering Award from Engineers Australia.
To take commercialisation of our technology to the next level, EET has assembled a highly talented and experienced in-house team to develop our first commercial model, the MAKO. EET is also establishing a state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing facility in Sydney to fabricate all steel, titanium and composite components for the MAKO. We’ll be announcing details of the launch of our first MAKO turbine soon. To find out more, visit our product site, www.makoturbines.com and register your email address to receive regular updates.
The EET Engineering Team
Dr Peter Murdoch: An experienced design engineer who has worked in the automotive and marine engineering. Peter completed his PhD at Brigham Young University in Utah, USA then worked for a design consultancy, which involved work on the US Navy submarine program. Peter has also worked as a consultant to a Formula 1 Race Team.
Jarrod Sinclair: An experienced computer design engineer who has worked for several multinational companies in the automotive, aerospace and scientific research industries. Jarrod specialises in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, and building design automation platforms using modern cloud architectures.
Brent Papesh: A US qualified composites engineer with experience in designing and fabricating components for light aircraft and who worked for United Space Alliance, an offshoot of the Space Shuttle Program. Brent worked for Composite Components fabricating the first MAKO prototype in 2014 and has joined EET to lead our integration of advanced composite material systems.
Jack Wild: An honours graduate in engineering from UTS with experience in manufacturing validation and verification of high-precision medical devices. Jack focused his honours thesis on ocean energy technology.
Jordan Girdis: A civil engineering student working part-time whilst completing his honours thesis at Sydney University. Jordan’s honours thesis focuses on potential new applications for composite materials.
These new members of the team are working from our own engineering hub.
As EET’s business develops, further strategic appointments will be made so that we can continue to deliver on the promise of: Cost-Effective, Predictable, Renewable Energy.