New York to lead US R&D initiative in wind energy

The nationwide consortium will focus on the advancement of offshore wind technology

New wind partnership to drive turbine efficiency

A new research hub in the UK aims to accelerate the development of next-gen turbine blades. The £2.3 million Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH) is a partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Bristol, which hope it will allow larger and more powerful wind turbines to be manufactured. The five-year […]

US invests $72m in energy R&D

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to invest $72 million (£56m) in innovative research and development projects. Earlier this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced his department would award 73 grants to 68 small businesses across 24 states. The funding forms the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small […]

US research agency helps leverage more than $1.8bn

A US energy research agency has helped 74 projects attract more than $1.8 billion (£1.7bn) in private investment. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which is tasked with supporting innovation in the energy sector, has managed to leverage this funding this since it was founded in 2009. The agency also announced that 56 projects have formed new companies, 68 have partnered with […]

Wave and tidal firms win £7m funding

Nine wave and tidal research and development projects have won funding worth $£7m. Some £6.6m of the money is coming from the Technology Strategy Board, a government-backed funding programme, while £400,000 is being out up by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The nine projects are run by Aquamarine Power, Aviation Enterprises, AWS Ocean […]