Used batteries will ‘triple over the next 25 years’

Scotland is predicted to be flooded with an estimated 60,000 tonnes of used batteries, new research finds

Nova Innovation granted £2m to scale up tidal turbine production

The Scottish firm will develop the first European assembly line to mass manufacture tidal turbines

Scotland to have its first hydrogen-powered train running during COP26

A car passenger train of ScotRail will be converted into a hydrogen-powered train by Arcola Energy and an industry consortium

Scotland awards £170k to use AI tech to tackle climate crisis

Projects include using AI to develop more efficient food supply chains and an AI-based thermal imaging service to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from households

Plans for £31m ‘subsea centre of excellence’ in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced a £4.9m grant for the manufacturing campus

£295k boost for North Sea seismic exploration tool

A grant totalling almost £295,000 has been awarded for a research and development project aimed at cutting costs and increasing efficiency in the oil and gas sector. The funding from Scottish Enterprise will allow Concept Systems, a subsidiary of ION Geophysical Corporation, to enhance the functionality of its Orca® software – a survey planning and […]

£3.5m pot for Scottish renewable energy projects

Four new renewable energy projects in Scotland have been awarded funding worth £3.5 million in total. Two of the projects are community initiatives: one will receive £735,000 to install a turbine in Islay, with the potential to power around 300 homes while the Fintry Development Trust – which aims to make a village in Stirlingshire […]

£6m to support wave and tidal energy prototypes

The Scottish marine energy sector is receiving funding worth £6 million to trial new wave and tidal prototype devices in the nation’s waters. Scottish Enterprise is launching the third round of the remaining funding from the initial WATERS fund in collaboration with Highlands & Islands Enterprise. Six marine energy developers benefitted from £14.8 million worth […]

UK’s first offshore wind test centre in Scotland

The UK’s first offshore wind turbine testing facility is set to be built in Scotland. The £20 million joint venture between SSE and Scottish Enterprise will include three sites for testing turbines. SSE will work with Siemens and Mitsubishi Power Systems to develop their latest turbine technology on two sites while Scottish Enterprise will operate […]

£6.5m boost for marine innovation

The UK’s marine energy industry is receiving funding worth £6.5million for innovation in the sector. The investment from the Technology Strategy Board and Scottish Enterprise will support seven new wave and tidal projects, which includes research, development and demonstration of innovative technologies. Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board said: “These projects will […]