Green light for €31m floating wind energy project in Ireland

A full-scale floating turbine is expected to be deployed at a test site by 2022

Hydrogen generated from tidal energy in ‘world first’

  A research and demonstration centre in Scotland says it has produced hydrogen gas from tidal energy for the first time. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) yesterday announced it generated the “tidal hydrogen” on 25th August this year. It also demonstrated the potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. Prototype tidal energy converters […]

Green light for ‘world’s largest’ wave energy farm

The Scottish Government has given full consent for a wave energy farm, making it the “world’s largest” fully permitted commercial ocean energy site. The 40MW farm off the northwest coast of Lewis in Scotland was given the green light by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. The project will […]

£4.1m for Scottish wave and tidal research

The Scottish Government has announced a £4.1 million funding for new wave and tidal power research in the country. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney will get £3 million for a new grid-connected testing bed and another £1.1 million to look at the potential of support vessels used in the marine industry. It […]

Saltire prize boosts marine energy

ELN Editor Sumit Bose takes to the Orkney islands to find out why the Scottish Government hopes the public-funded £10million Saltire Prize will boost the country’s marine energy, along the way speaking with Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. He hears from some of the companies involved in Scotland’s growing wave and tidal sector, including ScottishPower […]

£10m energy challenge will see “renaissance” of skills

A £10 million prize launched yesterday to harness marine power in Scotland could make the country a world leader in renewable energy. The Saltire Prize competition, funded by the Scottish tax payer, will pit four private companies against each other to see who can generate the most power from the sea. The devices installed in […]

Scottish marine experts to aid South Korea

Scotland is set to help develop a marine energy facility in South Korea, it was announced today. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, signed an agreement with Incheon Metropolitan City (IMC) to provide technical assistance on the design, building and operation of a tidal energy testing centre in the city. The city, […]

Scotland launches first marine energy park

Scotland’s first marine energy park is set to be launched today which will be built in the north of the country. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters will include the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), where testing of a wide range of wave and tidal energy devices are already under way and will help boost […]

Scotland lands Japanese renewables deal

Scotland is set to share its marine expertise with Japan following a deal completed last week. The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Ocean Energy Association of Japan (OEAJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Japan’s first marine energy test centre. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, Japan has been […]

Ewing visits Orkney on marine trip

Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing will today visit Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre or EMEC. His two day trip will focus around the research and testing facilities of the centre which is now being used by many tidal energy companies from across Europe and the world. EMEC is the only centre of its kind which […]