20 April 2018. The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.1 million in support to 32 offshore renewable technology developers to test at its network of world-leading research facilities. This support will accelerate the next generation of energy technologies towards the marketplace, and help maintain Europe’s global leadership in renewable energy research.
€1.1 million of funding was awarded to 32 innovation technology developers from 17 countries, following a second competitive call for applications. The support will provide 583 days of cutting edge testing and research at facilities around Europe.
Dr Jimmy Murphy, Funded Investigator at MaREI and co-ordinator of MaRINET2 said:
“Europe is the clear global leader in offshore renewable energy because it invests in research, development and innovation. The support awarded today will advance the development of 32 technologies through testing in state of the art European facilities. It will thus ensure that Europe remains at the centre for offshore renewable energy technology development”.
Steven Nauwelaerts, CEO of Laminaria and a successful MaRINET2 applicant said:
“This support from the MaRINET2 programme will help us learn a lot about our technology and how it operates in real-sea conditions. Furthermore, it will demonstrate an effective solution for offshore wave energy generation and help bring the ground-breaking Laminaria technology to market”.
The 3rd MaRINET2 call for applications will open on 1 November 2018.