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Some £7.5 million ($10.33 million) of public funding will be used to support the development of eight wave energy projects led by U.K. universities, including one inspired by marine life, in a bid to boost the sector’s efficiency and resilience over the coming years.
The money will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), an organization sponsored by the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
The funded research will be centered around wave energy converters, or WECs. According to Ocean Energy Europe (OEE), these devices are able to “capture the physical…