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Company Formed to Generate Power from Waves
KymoGen has been formed to create Wave Energy Generation Products.
Waves contain a tremendous amount of kinetic energy. The technology to convert this energy into electricity is not complex. KymoGen is making it possible for energy to be captured in a cost effective way.
Waves hitting the shore generally impart all of their energy into damaging or eroding the shore, then going back out to sea. The KymoGen Wave Energy Generator can capture a significant amount of that energy and turn it into electricity.
Currently KymoGen is focused on small scale systems that are ready to implement at waterfront homes, businesses, parks, and communities. The KymoGen is designed to fit into the landscape and not change it into unsightly shoreline. KymoGen believes every float already in place could be generating power.
The KymoGen is an 8' x 8' platform the size of a typical recreational swim platform and can generate significant power in just 12 inch waves. The power goes up substantially in rougher water.
The KymoGen team has been developing the concept and is now ready to form the company and construct the products. Wave energy is a proven, clean, renewable, and powerful energy source. Kymogen is making wave energy available while at the same time growing the technology for clean energy.
The name KymoGen comes from the word Generator combined with Kymopoleia "the wave walker" the greek goddess of waves. The website KymoGen.com will be launched shortly.
About the KymoGen Team
David Hartmann, a mechanical engineer from RIT, was the mechanical design leader for experimental solar powered cars competing in cross country road races. David was also a worldwide quality manager for Hewlett Packard and development engineer at Lawrence Livermore Labs working on Nuclear fuel manufacturing systems. Most recently he has successfully founded two other companies.
Jason Ballash is a highly skilled craftsman and creative individual. Jason was the production manager of a high end custom boat manufacturing business. He has a great understanding of composites and custom manufacturing. He has built some of the finest boats in the world and has a thorough understanding of the harsh marine environment.