EU-wide partnership to deliver ‘world-first’ bankable hybrid marine energy parks

Major European companies and project developers have joined forces with leading research institutions to unlock large-scale potential of combined wind, wave and offshore floating solar renewable energy sources in the newly launched €45 million marine energy project ‘European Scalable Offshore … Read More

Guinard Energies to power French oyster farm with tidal turbine

French start-up Guinard Energies is preparing to redeploy its P154 tidal turbine in southern Brittany in France, which will be coupled with a photovoltaic installation to provide power for an electric barge servicing an oyster farm. The P154 tidal turbine … Read More

Major UK project to unlock untapped potential of ocean renewable energy fuels

An innovative £10 million research project, led by the University of Strathclyde, has been set up to investigate the potential of harnessing offshore wind and marine renewable energy to produce zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels. Illustration (Courtesy of the University … Read More

Mindseed teams up with Ocean Energy to explore satellite-based solutions for marine energy

Dublin-based information and communications technology (ICT) consultancy Mindseed has formed partnership with Ocean Energy to assess the potential benefits of using satellite-based services within the marine energy sector to address key operational challenges. Birds-side view of Ocean Energy’s wave energy … Read More

Spain sets plans to deliver up to 60MW of marine energy and 3GW of floating wind by 2030

Spain has unveiled plans to develop up to 60MW of marine energy and up to 3GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030 in a roadmap released by the country’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. Illustration/Wave … Read More

Marine energy industry set for kick-off in the Far East

A new partnership between academia and business entities has been established in East Asia under the joint goal of introducing and developing marine energy industry in Taiwan. Keelung port in northeastern Taiwan, operated by Taiwan International Ports Corporation (Courtesy of … Read More

DOE waves hello to 2022 MECC contenders

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled the 17 teams chosen to participate in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition: Powering the Blue Economy. Illustration (Courtesy of Marcus Lehmann, U.S. Department of Energy) Administered by the National Renewable Energy … Read More

UK urged to raise the bar for marine energy deployments to 1GW by 2030

RenewableUK has urged the UK government to commit to specific deployment targets for marine energy, renewable hydrogen, and floating and onshore wind in the run-up to the COP26 climate change summit in November. Illustration/Simec Atlantis’ AR1500 tidal turbine (Courtesy of … Read More

Supergen ORE Hub funds marine energy research

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has awarded almost £800,000 to eight projects at UK institutions to advance research in the offshore renewable energy sector. Illustration/University of Edinburgh’s FloWave test tank (Courtesy of the University of Edinburgh) The funding … Read More

IEC releases noise measuring standard for marine energy industry

International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC’s) technical committee for marine energy conversion systems (IEC TC 114) has published a new specification designed to help marine energy industry with acoustic characterization measurements. Illustration/Verdant Power’s tidal energy turbines (Courtesy of Verdant Power9 The IEC … Read More