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Press release: Scottish Hydrogen Policy Statement published

The Scottish Government has published its Hydrogen Policy Statement [21 December 2020] declaring that the hydrogen sector will receive £100 million over the next five years to support a green recovery and Scotland’s just transition to net zero. Scotland is set to become a leading hydrogen nation, with an ambition to generate 5 GW of Read More »

Blog: EMEC in review 2020

2020 has been a challenging, strange year for all. At EMEC, like across the world, we have learnt to adapt and build up resilience to new challenges, first and foremost, keeping our staff, partners and community safe. Despite well-known difficulties faced this year, we are very inspired by the successes that we, and the renewables Read More »

Press release: EMEC commence power performance assessment for Verdant Power, Inc

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has initiated an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power following the deployment of three 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal stream turbines in New York City’s East River in October 2020. The EMEC team joined Verdant Power virtually to witness the start-up of the Triframe Gen5 turbines which began producing Read More »

Press release: EMEC to fuel ZeroAvia’s 19-seat hydrogen-electric aircraft ambition

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has strengthened its partnership with ZeroAvia through the launch of the HyFlyer II project. EMEC will supply green hydrogen for the 19-seat hydrogen-electric aircraft development programme, to help make zero-emission flights a commercial reality. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Read More »

Press release: Blue-GIFT opens third call to test marine renewable energy technology in real sea environments

Blue-GIFT is pleased to announce the third call for applications to test marine renewable energy (MRE) technologies at the project’s test sites. The call will open on the 9 December 2020 at 09:00 UTC and closes on the 2 April 2021 at 17:00 UTC. Applications can benefit from an early assessment if the technology is Read More »

Press release: Basque Country and Scotland team up to boost wave energy with EuropeWave project

The Basque Country and Scotland have announced a new five-year collaborative programme, EuropeWave, that will channel €20 million to the most promising wave energy concepts. The initiative is match-funded by the European Commission via its Horizon 2020 programme, and is jointly backed by Ente Vasco de la Energía (the Basque energy agency), Wave Energy Scotland and Ocean Read More »

Blog: Paul Tait on starting a new job during a pandemic

Having graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Marine Biology in Summer 2019, Paul Tait moved home to save before going travelling. Then COVID-19 hit and Paul was furloughed from his job in hospitality. Luckily for Paul (and EMEC) we advertised a maternity cover post of Environmental and Consents Officer which fitted perfectly with Paul’s Read More »

Press release: Celtic ocean energy innovation hubs connect

Cross border connections have been strengthened as Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres progress the development of the UK’s test centre network Following a signed agreement in April 2020 between Marine Energy Wales and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, EMEC has provided on the ground operational support to the Read More »

Press release: ReFLEX Orkney launches innovative green energy services for Orkney

Orkney is once again leading the drive to net zero and supporting UK government plans for a green industrial revolution with the launch of new green energy services. A new ground-breaking local energy company, ReFLEX Orkney Ltd, has today [1 December 2020] launched a range of new low-carbon transport and power services exclusive to Orkney Read More »

Press release: EMEC’s James Ferguson takes home SR Young and Inspiring Award

James Ferguson, Research and Development Engineer, at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney has won the Scottish Renewables Young and Inspiring Award at the 2020 Green Energy Awards. The awards ceremony was hosted virtually last night, 27th November 2020. Having graduated with a chemical engineering MEng from the University of Edinburgh, James joined Read More »







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