Hydromine is a novel way to extract marine hydro kinetic energy from river flows or tidal streams. Hydromine is a disruptive and elegantly simple system with an internal propeller driven by pressure from a stationary hydrofoil structure to a separate, internal flow stream. The internal propeller drives an ordinary electric generator. The size of the stationary Hydromine hydrofoil structure is comparable to an equivalent ordinary rotor of the same swept area producing a similar amount of energy. Hydromine is safe for the marine environment, and extremely robust. It has a low maintenance cost, resulting in a lower cost of energy. It is manufactured with steel plates with the existing supply chain and integrates easily with ordinary marine structures for flexible deployments. The design is scalable from a community size (kW) to utility level (multi- MW), making Hydromine immediately commercially relevant.
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