Irish wave energy device headed out to Hawaii for one-year testing phase

Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave power generator is as tall as a three-storey building and more than 35 metres long

World’s longest turbine blade arrives for testing in the UK

The Haliade-X 12MW offshore turbine blade is bigger than nine London buses or the pitch at Wembley Stadium

Brazil allows 172.8MW of new wind capacity to enter operational stages

The eight facilities have received approval to begin either commercial operations or testing stages

GE to take giant offshore turbine for spin at UK test centre

Its new Haliade-X 12MW turbine will undergo advanced tests at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s facility in Northumberland

German car manufacturers accused of emissions testing on living monkeys

A number of German car manufacturers reportedly funded tests forcing monkeys to breathe toxic diesel fumes in 2014. According to the New York Times, Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW funded research conducted by testing group EUGT, which saw 10 caged monkeys made to breathe the exhaust from a VW Beetle while watching cartoons. Around 25 healthy […]

Shell begins oil exploration tests in Brazil

Shell has begun oil production tests in Brazil’s Libra field. The energy giant has started operations on its Pioneiro de Libra FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Unit), located in the Santos Basin. The vessel is the first FPSO dedicated to extended well tests featuring gas reinjection capabilities. Located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast, […]

Wave energy firm rides €2m swell to test its tech

An innovative wave energy company has raised €2 million (£1.8m) to help test its technology in a full-scale environment. Laminaria secured the funding from investment groups QBIC II and PMV and existing investor the Commonwealth Environmental Investor Platform (CEIP). ​ It will use the money to further develop its wave power technology and test a 200kW […]

Norway cans full-scale carbon capture project

Norway has canned funding for a full-scale carbon capture project. The Norwegian Government said the CO2 development at Mongstad will be “discontinued” and replaced by a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) programme. Norway’s Technology Centre Mongstad (pictured) which is one of the world’s largest and most advanced, will be continued and strengthened. Minister of Petroleum and Energy […]