The European Commission has granted €17million (£13m) in funding for wave power research.
The five-year project called ‘Clean Energy from Ocean Waves’ (CEFOW) will look at testing and developing a wave energy converter.
The test will be carried out at Wave Hub, the test centre in Cornwall and run by wave power developers Fortum.
Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer at Fortum said: “Wave power may play an important role in the future as an emissions-free energy production form and that is why Fortum is participating in the research and development efforts.”
The project’s total budget is €24.5 million (£18m).