Island harnesses hydrogen power

(SCOTLAND) The final piece of a community project to harness hydrogen power - generated from tidal energy - has been unveiled in Orkney. We reported last month that the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC...

CorPower Ocean signs up to test at EMEC

|3 February 2016| Pioneering wave energy technology is to be tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. CorPower Ocean will test its novel resonant wave energy converter at EMEC. The...

Ancient grain packed with goodness

|13 January 2016| An ancient grain grown in the Northern Isles and the Outer Hebrides holds the secret to a healthy new Scottish oatcake, according to new research. Bere, a crop which is grown in Orkney, ...

A landmark moment for tidal energy

|14 December 2015| An innovative subsea pod employed by Orkney's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) could reduce costs for tidal energy projects. The Integrated Monitoring Pod has been transmitting real...

Plans for island innovation zone

|27 November 2015| Plans for an Island Innovation Zone for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides aimed at attracting more inward investment have moved a step closer. Islands minister Derek Mackay learne...

A new wave of energy

|19 November 2015| Phase one of a project investigating cost-effective methods of cable laying for tidal energy arrays has been labelled a success. Funded by Scottish Enterprise, the £2.4m Tidal Array Cab...

Support for Chinese marine energy test site

A country famed for innovation is turning to Scotland for support on a marine energy venture. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, has strengthened its ties with China having s...