Speaker: Rik F. van Hemmen, PE
Topic: The Sustainable Energy Triad; Solar, Wind and Wave. Will New Jersey take the lead?
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Program starts at 6:30 PM. Meeting is free and open to the public.
New Jersey has been a technology leader for 100’s of years. Some places are geographically better suited to innovate than others, but is almost shocking to realize that New Jersey has always been at the vanguard of technology whether it is canals, railroads, industrial parks, traffic circles flight, electric light and power, flight, rocketry, radio, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, radar or computers . Today New Jersey may once again be in the vanguard by being able to develop a true sustainable energy triad by taking advantage of the synergy of Solar Wind and Wave power. This presentation explores the conditions that are emerging in New Jersey and how it could change the way we live environmentally and economically.
Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, Inc, a marine engineering firm headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ.
He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and, at present, he is also the President of SurfWEC, a technology company that is developing wave energy conversion systems. He has been a New Jersey resident since 1976 and has been involved in worldwide and Monmouth County environmental issues his entire career. In 2016 he proposed the Sandy Hook National Marine Sanctuary, and he is the President of the Navesink Maritime heritage Association.