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  • Carbon Trust part of UK wide consortia to set up multi-million Catapult centre

    UK-wide consortium bid from Carbon Trust, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), and Ocean Energy Innovation selected to play a pivotal role in setting up the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. The Technology Strategy Board has today announced that the UK-wide consortium bid from Carbon Trust, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), and Ocean Energy Innovation has been selected to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • EI Humber branch visit ABLE Marine Energy Park

    Members of the EI Humber branch were given the opportunity to visit the ABLE Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on 26 November 2015. ABLE UK Ltd gave a background of the company and their offshore and onshore services. They also covered the company development and the project to construct a facility at North Killinghome on the South Bank of the River Humber, to develop a Marine Energy Park. AMEP is a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • ETI announces technology project to significantly reduce subsea cable costs for marine energy devices

    A project which could considerably reduce the cost of cabling from offshore wave and tidal farms to the shore has been announced by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).This 18 month project, costing £1.1m and led by MacArtney, will develop an 11kV wet-mate connector, which will be tested and demonstrated under workshop and real-sea conditions.The connectors enable two power cables to be ...

  • Twitter Q&A: Marine Energy

    The Carbon Trust's Head of Technology Acceleration, Dr Stephen Wyatt, will be answering your questions on marine energy on Wednesday 3 October. Follow @theCarbonTrust and ask questions in advance using the hashtag #AskCarbon. Have you ever wondered how the power of waves and the tides are being harnessed to produce ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Scottish first minister opens new sustainable centre

    Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has opened the Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC).  The European Regional Development Fund is to provide GBP1.6 million worth of funding while the Scottish government is also planning to invest GBP1 million in the project. Offshore wind, marine energy, carbon capture and storage and ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Cranfield joint research to inform EU policy on marine renewable energy

    A consortium of nine organisations from across Europe will investigate the environmental impact of noise, vibration and electromagnetic emissions from renewable energy devices on marine life. Marine renewable energy devices (MREDs) such as wind turbines are planned in Europe to address the growing requirement for alternative sources of energy. However, little is known about the impact ...


    By Cranfield University

  • ScottishPower Renewables Welcomes Hammerfest Strøm`s Commitment to the Scottish Reneweble Energy Sector

    ScottishPower Renewables’ Managing Director Keith Anderson joined First Minister Alex Salmond in Oslo today (Tuesday 17th August) as the Norwegian tidal-power developer Hammerfest Strøm announced major contracts worth £4m to construct the first of their advanced HS1000 tidal turbines in Scotland. Fife-based Burntisland Fabrication Limited (BiFab) has been awarded the ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

  • Scotland the

    Renewable resources will make Scotland the "Silicon Valley" of marine energy in the same way that hi-tech industries transformed Northern California, the First Minister will say tonight in the keynote speech of his American trade mission. First Minister Alex Salmond will make the claim tonight during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, the oldest public affairs ...


    By The Scottish Government

  • Carbon Trust supports Wave Energy Scotland’s first £7 million technology innovation competition

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are invited from innovative technology developers who ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Wave Energy Device Deployed Off Oregon Coast

    NEWPORT, Oregon, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Finavera Renewables Inc. has successfully deployed and commissioned the first commercial scale wave energy converter off the west coast of North America. The company plans the phased installation of a multi-device wave park and commercial electricity generation by 2010. The wave energy converter, called the AquaBuOY 2.0, is ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan supports wave testing program at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center

    GL Garrad Hassan has begun a project for the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i (HNEI-UH) supporting the institute’s Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC) wave energy testing program. HINMREC, under funding from the Wind and Water Power Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy to ...


  • Europe leading the way in marine energy - study

    The sea could supply 20% of UK energy demand and about 10% of world consumption Wave energy sources are not only available in plenty, but are also consistent, predictable and have the highest energy density among all renewable energy sources. The best resource is found between 40-60 degrees of latitude where the available resource is 30 to 70 kW/m, with peaks of 100 kW/m. The potential worldwide ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Iberdrola Ingeniería heads the world’s largest research project into marine renewable energy

    With a budget of €30 million A total of 19 companies and 25 research centres will take part in the Ocean Lider project over the next three years IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, along with 19 Spanish companies and 25 research centres, is heading a consortium which will develop the world’s largest RDI project into marine renewable energy. The Ocean Lider initiative boasts a budget of €30 ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Ocean energy wants place in EU`s energy future

    Wave and tidal energy could provide 15% of Europe"s energy needs by 2050, the industry estimates, calling for support measures to realise its potential. The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) last week (15 July) published a 2050 roadmap for ocean energy, highlighting the major potential of energy produced from the flow of waves and tides or the thermal and salinity gradients of oceans and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


  • The rising Tide of Ocean Energy – New Ideas for Renewable Power

    A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough. And a new report from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre expresses confidence ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Funding Boost for Scottish Marine Energy

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) which is run by the Carbon Trust. The news was announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Greg Barker speech to the RUK Wave and tidal Conference

    Introduction I am delighted to be here to address you today and would like to thank Maria [McCaffery] for the invitation to speak to you. Many of you in this room will already be aware that I have long been a champion for the potential of wave and tidal energy. It seems to me quite bonkers that in this island nation of ours - surrounded by seas and ocean, with our great marine ...

  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

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