Top news, October 17 – 23, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 17 – 23, 2016.

Minesto fortifies its patentstn-minesto-fortifies-its-patents

The European Patent Office has granted the Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, a European patent for the primary patent family covering the company’s core technology. After the European patent is granted in November, according to Minesto, the primary patent family covering its core technology Deep Green will comprise 15 key markets worldwide.

AWS, Trident Energy team up for WEC optimizationtn-aws-trident-energy-team-up-for-wec-optimization-1024x706

AWS and Trident Energy will work together to optimize the design of the Archimedes Waveswing wave energy converter. Under the memorandum of understanding, signed by the two parties, the improved Archimedes Waveswing WEC will be fitted with Trident Energy’s optimized PowerPod II direct drive linear generator technology.

WES buys Aquamarine Power IPtn-wes-buys-aquamarine-power-ip

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has bought the intellectual property of the failed wave energy developer Aquamarine Power. The purchase of Aquamarine Power’s intellectual property (IP) was completed in September for £45,000, WES informed. The IP assets acquired by WES include patents, designs, drawings and organisational information.

MPS bags Innovate UK funding for next-gen WaveSubtn-mps-bags-innovate-uk-funding-for-next-gen-wavesub

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy developer, has received £200,000 from Innovate UK to develop next-generation WaveSub wave energy device. The 12-month project to deliver the modelling, design, build, test and validation of MPS’ next-generation WaveSub will run in partnership with the University of Bath.

Illustration (Photo: Bardot Group)

Bardot Group to construct OTEC plant in Maldives

Bardot Group, a French company specialized in subsea engineering and equipment manufacturing for offshore energy, has signed a contract to install an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system in an eco-resort in the Maldives. The eco-resort is being developed in a South Maldivian archipelago, a few hundred kilometers from the capital city of Male.

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