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New funding of £7.5m for marine energy technologies

New funding of £7.5m for marine energy technologies: New financing of £7.5 million has been presented to support 8 UK projects to research, develop & test advanced wave energy technologies. The projects hope to conquer challenges of tools that capture the energy produced by waves and transform it into a renewable electricity source. The larger…
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New innovation challenge for offshore renewable energy

New innovation challenge for offshore renewable energy: A recent challenge is seeking innovators to recognise how marine geospatial data can be used to spot suitable sites for offshore wind, tidal & wave energy infrastructure projects. The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has teamed up with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) to begin…
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Inquiry into function of tidal energy in UK’s low carbon mix

Inquiry into function of tidal energy in UK’s low carbon mix: The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a new inquiry into the role of tidal energy in the UK’s low carbon energy mix & the nation’s obligation to evolve into net zero by 2050. While tidal power generation is alleged to have compelling potential…
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Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities

Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities: An invitation has been offered to developers of offshore energy technologies to apply for free access to test facilities in Europe. Developers of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component and sensor level have open access to the MaRINET2 (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network)…
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Welsh wave energy projects get £1.4m

£1.4 million of new funding from the Welsh Government is being given to four projects which aim to bring down the cost of wave energy. These technologies will develop quick connection systems to improve the installation efficiency and infrastructure of wave power devices and are being funded by the programme Wave Energy Scotland (WES). Aiming…
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