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  • SDGs07
  • SDGs17
  • SDGs6
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
IKEGAMI Yasuyuki
(Director, Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University) researchmap
マレーシア Prof.
Dato’ Ir Dr. A. Bakar Jaafar
(Ocean Thermal Energy Centre, University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM))
Research Institutions in Japan Saga University / The University of Tokyo / AIST
Research Institutions in Malaysia University of Technology, Malaysia(UTM) / University Putra Malaysia(UPM) / University of Malaya / University Kebangsaan Malaysia / University Malaysia Terengganu
Adoption fiscal year FY 2018
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Malaysia
General Description of the Research Project

Develop an OTEC Malaysia Model with an innovative hybrid ocean thermal energy conversion system at its core
This project will conduct a demonstration of an innovative hybrid ocean thermal energy conversion system (H-OTEC) in Malaysia, a nation that has great potential for ocean thermal energy conversion. The hybrid OTEC system can resolve issues seen with conventional systems such as the cost of heat exchangers and the need for anti-fouling measures. There are high expectations for the system’s ability to desalinate seawater at the same time as generating energy. This project also aims to investigate the economic viability and construct models of systems that can utilize the deepwater raised by OTEC for other purposes in addition to power generation. Furthermore, the project is planning the utilization of research outcomes in society.

Making available new sources of clean power and safe water supplies
Deep ocean water utilized by hybrid OTEC has high added value, including nutritional value. Availability of deepwater can jumpstart the creation of new industries in areas such as farming and fishing, permitting the construction of a sustainable, low carbon Malaysia Model OTEC system that is advantageous to local industry in Malaysia. This model can then be rolled out to other parts of the world, including other Asian and Pacific Island countries.

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pic1 SATREPS kick off ceremony with UTM Vice Chancellor in July 2019.

SATREPS kick off ceremony with UTM Vice Chancellor in July 2019.

pic2 Inspecting the UTM I-AQUAS project site

Inspecting the UTM I-AQUAS project site

pic3 OTEC system in service on Kumejima (Okinawa)is a reference point for the Malaysia Model.

OTEC system in service on Kumejima (Okinawa)is a reference point for the Malaysia Model.

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