The Potential Advantages
TROFX has a low-cost, high-yield, modular farm design scalable to deep water and high energy ocean conditions, with innovations that include lattice mooring design, multiline helical anchors, robotic anchoring, marine mammal safety features, and passive, pipe-less nutrient upwelling employing hydrofoils. A 2×2 array is now deployed in the Gulf of Maine under the ARPA-E’s MARINER (Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources) program, a U.S. Department of Energy Program.
Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Oceans at Stanford University