Passionate about invisibly powering our world.
Founded in 2012, Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company proudly located in Perth, Western Australia. Our innovative mWave converters deliver environmentally friendly, large scale energy for national electricity grids. Bombora wave farms can be deployed in coastal locations throughout the world. Bombora strives to create renewable energy solutions with a positive impact on our environment and our community.
2016 | Bombora establishes Portuguese office
Bombora establishes an office in Lisbon, Portugal to accelerate European activities.
2016 | 60MW wave farm feasibility study completed
Bombora completes a feasibility study for a 60MW Portuguese wave farm. The feasibility study was supported by an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant.
2015 | Portugal project planning commences
Bombora is preparing for a stage rollout installation of our mWave converter in Portugal in 2017. This will begin with a single full-scale converter installation in Peniche, Portugal in 2017.
2015 | Melville waters mid-scale sea trial at Como Jetty, Western Australia
The Melville waters mid-scale sea trial is a 1:7 scale mWave converter. The converter remains operational and has continued to gather valuable data for over 12 months.
2015 | Awarded ARENA grant and “Accelerating Commercialisation” grant by Australian Government.
Bombora was awarded an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to pursue a feasibility investigation. Bombora was also awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation grant to assist the company to commercialise the mWave converter.
2014 | Tank testing trials at Australian Maritime College, Tasmania
A 1:15 scale mWave converter was tested at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. The data collected was used to validate the early mWave modelling software.
2014 | Seed capital raised
Bombora’s seed capital raising is successfully completed.
2012 | Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd established
Bombora Wave Power is established.
2012 | First patent lodged
Bombora lodges its first patents protecting the technology contained in the mWave converter.
2009 | Initial mWave developed in a farm shed, Western Australia
Growing up on a wheat farm near York, Western Australia, the two brothers Glen and Shawn Ryan built and tested the small scale mWave prototype device using a tractor to generate waves in a swimming pool sized tank.
2007 | mWave concept conceived
The concept for the Bombora converter began in 2007 with founding engineers, Glen Ryan and Shawn Ryan. Promising results catalysed the foundation of Bombora Wave Power in 2012
Finalist in Mitsubishi Corporation, Western Australian Innovator of the Year 2013 awards.
Awarded the General Electric 2014
Ecomagination Award and a $100,000 grant.
Finalist in the Mitsubishi Corporation Emerging Innovation award and the Western Australian Innovator of the Year 2015 award.
Accelerating the commercial realisation of the mWave converter is being achieved through strategic commercial partnerships. These partnerships are enabling rapid development of the mWave converter, and assist Bombora to deliver our cost of energy advantage.