Energy Island – Producing Sustainable Power And Fresh Water

Energy Island concepts, designs and projects will be presented on December 13th, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Nov. 25, 2008 - PRLog -- HONG KONG – Off a successful Asian debut at the US-China GreenTech Summit in Shanghai, Energy Island is moving ahead to round out its consortium of companies with financial and development partners in Southeast Asia, India, Oceania and the Pacific Islands. The platform features proven renewable energy resources integrated into a floating 'island' that can be located on or off coastal waters in most tropical areas around the world. At the heart of Energy Island is an open-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant which extracts heat from tropical ocean waters to drive a turbine. The by-product of this process is large-volumes of desalinated water – 1.2 million liters per day per megawatt of power produced.

"We have designed and can build modular ocean-based platforms that generate megawatts of emissions-free electricity and millions of liters of fresh, desalinated drinking water every day," said David Harris, managing director of UltraFuture. UltraFuture is promoting Energy Island as a sustainable, practical and forward-looking solution to some of the key challenges facing humanity. "We have an exceptional consortium of engineering firms and proven, cost-effective technologies. We are now beginning to engage partners to commission and build platforms in coastal waters in Asia and globally."

Mr. Harris will next present Energy Island to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and academics at this year’s UltraFuture Conference December 13th at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. For more information, visit

World-Class Consortium
The consortium of companies and organizations supporting Energy Island include Parsons Brinckerhoff, Noble Denton, Halcrow and the University of Southampton in the UK. Energy Island is led by architect and engineer Dominic Michaelis and architect Alex Michaelis.

UltraFuture Conferences
The UltraFuture Conferences are communications platforms where innovators, entrepreneurs, and other key stakeholders come together to share new ideas and develop collaborations for the betterment of mankind through knowledge sharing presentations, exhibits, and high-level networking events.  This year's conferences will focus on the Future of the Built Environment and the Future of Lifestyle and Communications.  

The UltraFuture Conference 2008 will be held on December 13 in the "Golden Egg" Auditorium at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park.  Exhibits will include the stylish audio speakers of Bowers & Wilkins, thought-inspiring models from James Law Cybertecture International, and a replica of the first painting to go to the moon from Art on the Moon.

To learn more about Energy Island or the UltraFuture ThinkTank, please contact or visit

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About UltraFuture
UltraFuture is a global thinktank and brain trust. Collaborating with visionary thinkers and doers to create and facilitate world-changing events, media and projects on the leading-edge of technology and culture. UltraFuture is headquartered in Hong Kong. With advisors and associates based in Tokyo, San Francisco, Shanghai, London, New York, Buenos Aires and the Middle East, UltraFuture offers a unique global platform for communication and collaboration.
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