British bodies get support for wave and tidal energy projects

More than 35 British businesses and universities have been offered support worth £7m from the UK Technology Strategy Board to help them to develop wave- and tidal-energy technologies. 

The investment has been allocated through a collaborative research and development funding competition designed to support innovation in this area.

The nine research and development projects will focus on the twin aims of driving down the cost of energy while improving the reliability and performance of wave and tidal-stream energy devices.

Some of the projects will look to enhance the performance of existing devices while others aim to develop novel, breakthrough concepts.