The City of Fort Bragg and Oneka Technologies Partner to Deploy the First Wave-Powered Desalination Demonstration Site in California
Fort Bragg’s Blue Economy Initiative
The City of Fort Bragg has decided to pursue a strategic approach to opportunities that are part of the Blue Economy. This vision for the economic development of the region is based on a number of pillars including renewable energy, aquaculture, ocean resilience, protection of ocean ecosystems, mitigation, sequestration and adaptation, emission reduction, marine cleantech, and promoting jobs in the environmental sphere.
Given the combination of the water needs of the city, the Blue Economy Initiative, and the potential of the California coast for wave-powered desalination with its 840 miles of coastline and powerful, year-round waves, it was a natural fit for the City of Fort Bragg to partnered with Oneka to deploy the first wave-powered desalination demonstration site in the state.
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Oneka’s mission is to make the oceans a sustainable and affordable source of freshwater. The company offers solutions that turn seawater into freshwater, using only the renewable energy from ocean waves. The goal of this demonstration project is to display the benefits of Oneka’s desalination technology, on all facets of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental, representing a first stepping stone to address challenges of water security for Fort Bragg, as well as other coastal communities.
How does the technology work?