October 25 (Renewables Now) - Six ocean energy demonstration projects will be financed under the third call of the FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) programme.
The announcement was made today by Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference and Exhibition in Nantes. Three of the six projects will be tested at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). These are led by technology developers Blackfish, Bombora and Scotrenewables. The test centre SEM-REV in France will host two projects, led by Ideol and Interdrones. The remaining project, led by Kornwerderzand BV, will be carried out at the Dutch Marine Energy Centre in the Netherlands.
The EUR-11-million (USD 13m) FORESEA programme, financed by the the Interreg North West Europe programme, is designed to help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by providing their developers with free access to a network of test centres. Its fourth call was launched earlier this month.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.178)