Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK)

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Carbon Trust gives millions to marine energy firms to speed projects

02/05/2010

The U.K.'s Carbon Trust announced 22 million pounds (US$34.5 million) of new funding for the six most promising wave and tidal power technologies, seeking to speed up deployment of full-scale prototypes and accelerate the first commercial projects in the U.K.

Hydro Alternative Energy acquires rights to water power technology

02/04/2010

Hydro Alternative Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, recently acquired all U.S. and international patent and intellectual property rights to certain water power technology for use in certain commercialized water power applications.

Proposed 2011 budget for hydro-related U.S. agencies announced, ocean renewables funding increased

02/02/2010

U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget requests for hydropower-related government agencies and ocean energy research have been announced.

Ocean energy could reach up to 200 GW of renewable capacity by 2025

01/19/2010

If ocean energy trial projects are successful in the next few years, the industry could represent a large source of renewable electricity, reaching up to 200 GW of installed generation capacity by 2025, according to a report by Pike Research.

Renewable Energy World announces awards finalists, names hydro project among top for 2009

01/14/2010

RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy news source, announced that a hydrokinetic turbine project is among the finalists for the 2009 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards.

European countries plan $US43 billion energy grid to link hydro, other renewables

01/12/2010

Nine European countries back a plan to develop a US$43 billion North Sea renewable energy transmission network that would link tidal power projects, offshore wind farms, hydroelectric plants and other renewable energy sources.

Hydro Green Energy hydrokinetic technology proves fish friendly

01/07/2010

The first and only direct fish survival study performed on a hydrokinetic turbine shows that the technology is exceedingly safe for fish.

Marine Current Turbines secures funds for commercial tidal energy farm

01/06/2010

British tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) has raised 3.5 million pounds (US$5.6 million) from an investor group led by Carbon Trust Investments Limited to help it deploy a commercial tidal energy farm in UK waters, Carbon Trust reported.

Vattenfall and Pelamis announce joint venture in marine energy development

12/18/2009

Vattenfall has announced plans for a joint venture with Pelamis Wave Power to develop a marine energy farm near the Shetland Islands in the eastern Atlantic .

Hydro Alternative Energy buys Water Power Technologies

12/16/2009

Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. (HAE) has acquired Water Power Technologies LLC (WPT), giving it the licensing rights to patent-pending technology.

U.K. center reissues call for wave, tidal energy test stand

12/15/2009

The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) of the United Kingdom has reissued a call for pre-qualification to build test stand equipment for wave and tidal energy prototypes at the NAREC Test Facility at Blyth on northern England's eastern coast.

Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily

12/15/2009

Proponents of wave and tidal power have compared the state of this area of the renewable energy sector with the early days of wind power. The technology has great potential but still must prove itself before it can be widely deployed.

Atlantis plans testing of world's biggest tidal turbine

12/08/2009

Atlantis Resources Corp. has selected the waters off Scotland’s Orkney Islands as the proving ground for the world’s biggest tidal turbine.

Hastings project wins honorable mention at POWER-GEN International

12/08/2009

Hydro Green Energy LLC won honorable mention in the renewable/sustainable category of Power Engineering magazine’s annual Projects of the Year Awards.

Ocean Power Technologies selects Oregon Iron Works to build wave energy project

12/04/2009

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has chosen Oregon Iron Works to construct its first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy system in North America.

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12/01/2009

Oyster wave energy converter begins producing power

11/30/2009

Queen’s University Belfast announced the launch of the Oyster wave energy converter, the world’s largest working wave-energy system, in Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

HydroVolts wins national sustainability award

11/19/2009

Seattle-based HydroVolts, a developer of in-stream hydrokinetic turbines, won the National Sustainability Award at this year’s Cleantech Open (CTO), a business competition for startup companies specializing in clean technologies.

OPT wins A$65 million grant for 19-MW wave power project

11/17/2009

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) received a A$66.5 million (US$61 million) grant from the Australian government to build a 19-MW wave power project off the coast of Victoria, Australia.

NS Power and OpenHydro deploy tidal turbine

11/17/2009

Nova Scotia Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro have successfully deployed the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy.


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