NREL set to fast-track novel marine energy tech with new wave test tank

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has installed the first wave test tank at its Flatirons Campus in Colorado, which can help shepherd marine energy prototypes from abstract concepts to the market. NREL’s new wave tank being installed in Colorado … Read More

US launches competition to help build future workforce for marine energy industry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the fourth annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), established to build the workforce to lead the development of marine energy industry. Illustration (Courtesy of Curtis Rusch; US Department of Energy) The competition, … Read More

Researchers revamp MHKiT software for marine energy industry

The Marine and Hydrokinetic Toolkit (MHKiT) has been updated to include data on tidal and river energy resources and various other factors to enable developers make greater use of this open-source knowledge hub. Illustration/Marine energy device concepts (Courtesy of US … Read More

IEC updates terminology to reflect marine energy sector’s coming of age

Technical Committee 114, in charge of developing international standards for marine energy at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), has modified and updated its strategy for the marine energy sector to better reflect its maturity level. Illustration (Courtesy of IECRE) IEC … Read More

In focus: 2022 begins with renewables

After the holidays and well-deserved break, the energy transition community returns to its activities dedicated to making the world a less polluted and more healthy home. Premium content Checking for account. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium … Read More

DNV lists all potential benefits of marine energy for Dutch power system

Several parties can benefit from the development and integration of marine energy technologies in the Dutch energy mix, as they may play a role in bulk power generation, balancing of the grid, and the optimization of generation portfolios, according to … Read More

Ocean Power Technologies welcomes new CFO

Marine energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has named Robert P. (Bob) Powers as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective 13 December 2021. The new CFO brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and strategy … Read More

Works get underway to transform Pembroke Port into Welsh marine energy hub

Works to redevelop areas within Pembroke Port and create the infrastructure needed to support the development of a world-class marine energy hub have started. L to R: Steve Edwards; David Challenger; and Joshua Beynon at Pembroke Port (Courtesy of Port … Read More

EMEC named blue economy enterprise of the year

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year having won the Rural Blue Award at The SHIREs (Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy) Awards. EMEC’s operations technician preparing waverider buoy for deployment (Courtesy … Read More

U.S. DOE awards $10 million to new marine energy research centre

A consortium of academic institutions, including the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Stony Brook University, Lehigh University and Coastal Studies Institute, has formed a new research and development centre focused on ongoing needs for sustainable renewable ocean energy. Illustration (Courtesy … Read More