Hydrovolts capitalizes upon the large global opportunity of untapped energy of controlled flowing water, enabling clean electricity in places never before possible. The company’s zero-head hydrokinetic turbines offer an economical and easy way to generate reliable, local clean power in millions of locations around the world, including water canals, dam tailraces, thermal cooling discharges, water... Keep reading
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I am the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hydrovolts. Hydrovolts has invented revolutionary in-stream hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from water currents. I have also been working with the City of Tacoma, WA to write a the Tacoma Narrows Tidal Power Feasibility Study for the city.
Education: Harvard College, History of Science / Marine Biology. University of Washington, MBA / Master of Marine Affairs. Professional training in operations management and Total Quality Management.
Work Experience: US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Dept. of Ecology, City of Seattle, US Agency for International Development, Asian Development Bank, United Nations,
Professional Highlights: From 1998-2002 Burton Hamner was a consultant on clean technology for USAID and the Asian Development Bank. For the Bank he did a global study of clean tech financing mechanisms for small businesses. For USAID he has conducted industry clean tech development projects in 10 countries. He developed a Clean Technology Program for the Thailand Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. He chaired the session on Clean Technology and Investment at the 2005 UN Summit on Sustainable Finance at UN HQ in New York City.