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FORESEA Award For EMEC

The FORESEA programme has awarded three out of six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support to EMEC: Blackfish, Bombora and Scotrenewables

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, in the Scottish Government made the announcement today at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Nantes.

He said:

Paul Wheelhouse

Paul Wheelhouse

“I warmly welcome the news that Scotland’s flagship European Marine Energy Centre will be used to provide world class testing facilities for three of the six projects from the FORESEA programme. It is further evidence of the recognised excellence of EMEC as a global player in the research and development and testing of ocean energy devices, and of Scotland’s status as a major player in the European renewable energy sector.

“Moreover it also illustrates very clearly the continued importance of EU funding in helping to bring low carbon technologies to market and to fostering research collaboration – something we are determined to continue, despite the outcome of the EU referendum in which 62% of Scots voted to stay in the EU”.