To showcase the remarkable properties of polyethylene, PolyGen are developing a wave energy converter (WEC) made almost entirely from HDPE.


This newly patented device has been designed to optimise the flexibility and resilience of the material to help reduce concentrated stresses, and hence produce an extremely cost effective converter.

In July 2015 a full-scale Volta device was deployed 3 miles off the coast of Falmouth at the FaBTest research facility.

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