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Wavebob is SmartBay Innovator of the Year

Wavebob has been recognised as one of Ireland’s leading engineering and research companies by winning the SmartBay Innovator of the Year Award. Wavebob was recognised for innovation, engineering and leadership in the emerging wave energy market. Four additional companies were

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EPA Welcomes IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

The EPA has welcomed publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy sources and Climate Change mitigation (SRREN). The report shows that global potential for renewable energy is substantially higher than both current and

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Wavebob Enters Research Collaboration With Spanish Technology Firm Abengoa

Irish ocean energy company, Wavebob, and Spanish technology company, Abengoa, have formed a new research collaboration which will see the two companies jointly working on the research, development and commercialisation of wave energy systems. The collaboration, which was secured with

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Ocean Energy Could Create 70,000 Jobs and be Worth €120 Billion

At a recent meeting of Irish and international ocean energy experts, John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gais, spoke of his concern that not enough investment and planning is being put into developing Ireland’s ocean energy resources, an industry which

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€3.6 Million Investment in Wavebob

Wavebob, the Irish technology company specialising in ocean wave energy conversion, has secured a grant of $2.4 million (€1.83 million) from the US Department of Energy to prepare for a commercial-scale wave energy demonstration project planned for US waters in

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Wavebob-led European Wave Energy Consortium to Select Portuguese Site

The Standpoint European wave energy consortium, which is headed by Irish company Wavebob, has announced that two locations off the Portuguese coast are under final consideration for the installation of a full-sized wave energy converter. In addition to Irish wave

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Realising Ireland’s Ocean Energy Potential

The opportunity to derive energy from the ocean is significant in Ireland, both from wave and from tidal sources. The potential is such that ocean energy represents a critical opportunity to create substantial wealth and employment on this island over

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BE Programme in Energy Systems Engineering Launched at NUI Galway

NUI Galway has officially launched its BE Programme in Energy Systems Engineering. The new course, which will be based in the new Engineering Building currently under construction at NUI Galway, has been developed in partnership with key members of the

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