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european commission

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.