Maritime decarbonisation cruises forward in Orkney with £2.2m project

The seven-month HIMET – Hydrogen in an Integrated Maritime Energy Transition – project aims to demonstrate technologies focused on two key local sectors: ferry services and cruise terminal operations

EU Commission backs €26.7m floating tidal project in Scotland

The system involves floating tidal energy, wind generation, grid export, battery storage and green hydrogen

‘World’s most powerful’ tidal turbine starts exporting clean electricity

The 74-metre ‘O2’ turbine is capable of generating enough electricity to meet the demand of around 2,000 UK homes annually

Could AI hold the key to hydrogen storage challenges?

A hydrogen plant in Orkney aims to show how AI can produce hydrogen in a more cost-efficient way

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Orkney Islands host innovative project to deliver smarter and cleaner energy system

Project TraDER aims to create a market that allows renewables to pay for increased grid capacity when favourable conditions mean they are producing excess energy.

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Ofgem gives green light for £260m Orkney electricity transmission link

The approval for SSEN to develop the 220MW power link is subject to conditions

Scotland awards £3.4m for ‘world’s most powerful’ tidal turbine

The O2 2MW Floating Tidal Energy Turbine’s rotors can be turned 360° to allow power to be extracted from both directions

Orkney tidal turbine prototype showcases ‘phenomenal performance’

The 2MW floating tidal turbine has clocked a record level of electricity generation

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 […]