Nautricity Scoops Cleantech Award

Nautricity, the Scottish tidal energy developer, has been named Spinout Company of the Year at the New Energy and Cleantech Awards.

 

The University of Strathclyde spin-out company was recognised for its contribution to clean tech innovation and commercial success. The award was presented to Nautricity ‘s environmental policy analyst Stephanie Conesa at an awards dinner at the Park Plaza, in London.

 

Nautricity’s CoRMaT tidal turbine device uses two closely spaced dissimilar rotors, moving in opposite directions to eliminate reactive torque forces that would otherwise require extensive foundation structures. The technology was developed from first principles at Strathclyde’s Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Having evolved through several testing and appraisal levels, a full scale pre-commercial demonstration model was completed last year.

Last summer the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nova Scotia-based Fundy Tidal for the development of a 500kW tidal energy project in Petit Passage, Nova Scotia. It has also secured a test berth at EMEC’s Fall of Warness test site for its next stage of development.

In the coming year, Nautricity will focus on site development, infrastructure, and preparation for installation and commissioning for both its domestic and international projects at EMEC and Nova Scotia and prepare the ground work for developing its site at the Mull of Kintyre.

Source: Carlos Alba Media

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