Announcing the Sixteenth Issue of Zygote Quarterly

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of Zygote Quarterly.  Articles in the current issue include:

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PowerCone Full Scale Pilot and Awards

Ryan Church of Biome Renewables has raised funds for a full-scale pilot of the PowerCone wind turbine add-on, scheduled for this summer at Skyway8 wind farm northeast of Toronto. DNV-GL, Power Factors, NREL, and other independent organisations will be assessing the technology.  The PowerCone is being constructed at Competition Composites Inc. (CCI) of Arnprior, Ontario.  The picture gives an idea of the scale of the device.

Biome Renewables is in the list of the top 10 clean energy startups by the Start Up Energy Transition SET Awards, out of 450 submissions from 80 countries.  Biome Renewables was recognized as a Top Innovator at the Venture West Cleantech Summit in San Francisco.  Ryan was recently accepted to NextCanada's 2019 Next Founders program "... that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, access to capital, and unparalleled founder development."

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Progress on PowerCone Testing

BiomeRenewables is making good progress on testing a full-scale version of the PowerCone.  

We are excited to send our first completed blade, manufactured by Competition Composites Inc. (CCI) of Arnprior, Ontario, off to Kingston for fatigue load testing at Queens University’s Civil Engineering labs. Our first 10-meter blade has been fabricated to within 1mm of tolerances!

Fabrication of blades two and three has been accelerated through the build process and replication, and the second blade is nearly complete. This key milestone places the installation of a full scale prototype of the PowerCone on the calendar for Q4 2019.

BiomeRenewals is also testing a version of the PowerCone in Strangford Loch, Northern Ireland, to improve efficiency of tidal power.  

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