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Friday, 08 February 2013 10:26

Marine energy firm goes into liquidation

Neptune Renewable Energy, which was demonstrating a tidal device in the Humber estuary, has gone into liquidation, it announced yesterday.

A tidal energy platform specialist, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), working closely with Cranfield University, has completed a £150,000 SEIS eligible funding round.

The Crown Estate is launching plans to conduct a new research study that will explore how the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal projects can coexist with local fishing activities and ensure that local communities benefit from both industries.

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:26

Geowave project aims to anchor wave energy

A major new research project – lead by the University of Dundee – has been launched with the aim of helping make offshore wave energy a sustainable proposition.

French naval defence giant DCNS is acquiring a majority stake in Irish marine energy company OpenHydro as it looks to capitalise on growth in the market.

Abu Dhabi-based renewable company Masdar has launched a pilot program to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources.


The Crown Estate is considering investing up to £20 million in the UK's first wave and tidal stream array projects.


The Government’s new licensing system for electricity generation from offshore wind farms yet again appears to skew the market in favour of wind power at the expense of other renewable technologies.


The Highland Council has said it will not raise any objections to proposals for an 86MW tidal array scheme in the inner sound of the Pentland Firth, Orkney.

A proposal to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary ‘could be absolutely devastating’, environmental groups have told MPs.

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