£2m marine test centre to open in Dundee

A new £2 million test centre for marine energy is to be set up at the University of Dundee. Called the Marine Renewables Test Centre, it will be a home for developing, designing and testing marine building materials and prototype foundations for offshore wind farms. Scotland aims to meet 100% of its electricity use through […]

Breakthrough brings viable biofuels a step closer

An international team of scientists has made an important breakthrough that may make biofuels a more viable solution to the world’s energy problem. The new discovery should allow biofuel to be made without jeopardising food supplies. Most biofuels are made by fermenting the sugars found in plants. The sugars in grains and seeds are easily […]

New research aims to cut costs of wave energy generators

The University of Dundee has won a £250,000 grant for research into reducing the costs of wave energy generators and making them more efficient. It will be working on a three-year project with Pelamis Wave Power and will use the energy developer’s machine – the tubes of which are currently made from steel – and […]