Emec and Orkney distilleries spell out plans for hydrogen

Two Orkney distilleries are to take part in a £58,781 research project to investigate the use of “green” hydrogen heating as part of a government initiative to find ways of decarbonising the distilling sector.

Renewables/Energy Transition

European Commission provides £3.1m grant for tidal energy tests in Orkney

An Orkney-based wave and tidal energy technology tester has hailed the award of a £3.1million grant from the European Commission. The funding has been awarded through the so-called Fast Track to Innovation scheme and will be split between two projects at the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) in Stromness. Dutch renewable energy generator Tocardo will test one of its systems in real sea conditions at Emec, while Spanish turbine company Magallanes will put its tidal energy platform through its paces.