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About BioPower Systems

BioPower Systems is a renewable energy technology company based in Sydney Australia. It is developing systems for both wave and tidal power conversion. The company is currently working on ocean-based pilot projects and follow-on market opportunities for its products and services.

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National Innovation Centre Australian Technology Park, Suite 145



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BioPower Systems Patents

BioPower Systems has filed 1 patent.

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Fluid dynamics, Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics, Air pollution control systems, Exhaust systems


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Fluid dynamics, Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics, Air pollution control systems, Exhaust systems



Latest BioPower Systems News

[Video] BioPower's bioWAVE project off Australian coast is almost ready

Apr 5, 2018

A wave energy project in Australia that intends to help commercialise the technology and eventually power an entire community, is drawing near. The BioWAVE project created by BioPower... <p><strong>[Video] BioPower's bioWAVE project off Australian coast is almost ready </strong></p> <p> A wave energy project in Australia that intends to help commercialise the technology and eventually power an entire community, is drawing near. The BioWAVE project created by BioPower...</p> <p><a href="'s-bioWAVE-project-off-Australian-coast-is-almost-ready">'s-bioWAVE-project-off-Australian-coast-is-almost-ready</a></p>      Cancel      A wave energy project in Australia that intends to help commercialise the technology and eventually power an entire community, is drawing near. The BioWAVE project created by BioPower Systems will be used throughout the next year off the south-east coast of Victoria in an attempt to gauge the commercial viability of wave power technology. The large 26-metre steel structure will sway back-and-forth beneath the surface of the ocean to create an oscillating motion in the water. This will activate hydraulic cylinders to spin a generator, and the power will be harnessed through a subsea cable to an onshore aquaculture facility. This facility also has the retail power purchase agreement to supply electricity to the national grid. It will be a new, innovative way of generating energy that will convert wave energy into electricity by first converting wave energy to mechanical energy—then converting mechanical energy into electrical energy using a unique mechanical-to-electrical energy converter. Since ocean waves are an abundant and reliable source of renewable energy , the development of technology to effectively use this energy could lead to a renewable source of electricity as well as an explosion of employment and manufacturing opportunities throughout the region. Among the main challenges facing wave power technology is a high setup and high maintenance cost for systems that need to be able to function in rugged marine environments. However, the BioWAVE system gets past this with its ability to lay flat against the sea floor during rough sea conditions. BioPower has been enhancing the technology for the project since 2006, and the in-depth research and development it has taken shows that new, renewable energy generation ideas require substantial time, effort and funding to operate at its highest potential. The site of the $21 million project is now in the final stages of preparation for the completed unit’s arrival, as the onshore electrical equipment is in place with divers working on subsea power and data cabling. According to experts, the completion and usage of this device would be the most important milestone in the development of wave energy technology. Let's connect!

BioPower Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was BioPower Systems founded?

    BioPower Systems was founded in 2006.

  • Who are BioPower Systems's competitors?

    Competitors of BioPower Systems include Ocean Renewable Power Company, Proton OnSite, Concepts NREC, OpenHydro, Oceanlinx and 12 more.

Compare BioPower Systems to Competitors


ORECon is a wave energy device developer aiming to develop 'MRC' wave powered renewable electricity generator.


Bourne Energy is a developer of OceanStar wave power systems, TidalStar tidal power systems and RiverStar hydropower systems.

Ocean Power Delivery

Pelamis Wave Power Ltd is the manufacturer of a system to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves.

SyncWave Systems

SyncWave Power Resonator aims to make power by capturing the motion differential (phase lag) between two dissimilar float structures. The phase lag is continuously maximized under varying swell frequencies via a variable inertia tuning system located inside the large oscillator float.SyncWave is designed to be certified to international marine construction standards, to last 20 years at sea before major refit, and to survive 100 year storm conditions while making power.Power is captured by an hydraulic power take-off, driving a permanent magnet DC generator. DC power from several SyncWave units in a wave farm will be collected and converted to AC power in a sea-bed mounted collector hub, then transmitted to shore by subsea cable for interconnection to a load.

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Kinetic Wave Power

Kinetic Wave Power (KWP) is a Michigan based LLC whose core technology has been developed, created, designed a new wave power converter that borrows efficiency principles from hydro electric power and applies them to the moving ocean water as well as to the waves. Per the company, their key advantage is that they make use of moving water as well as the energy contained in wave swells. Based on Kinetic Wave Power's technology, they estimate that the KWP power converter will be able to obtain a power conversion efficiency above 50% and provide large scale consistent power that is competitive with coal power, and operate in much lower and more variable wave conditions than have been utilized in the past.

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Oceanlinx is developing a wave energy converter for near shore applications that harnesses both the upward and downward motion of each wave to produce electricity and/or fresh water through desalination. An variable pitch blade turbine (Denniss-Auld Turbine) adjusts to the changing air flow direction created within a concentrator chamber.

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