Offshore renewable energy has been given a boost with hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment, This is Cornwall reported.
FaB Test, a renewable energy device testing facility located in Falmouth Bay, has received £777,000 from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
Secured by Lars Johanning and Dave Parish, of the University of Exeter’s renewable energy team at the Penryn campus, the money has already resulted in the creation of two research posts at the university as well as the appointment of Alex Whatley as FaB Test operations manager.
Mr Whatley will be mainly based at the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners’ office and build on the work done by them and the university.
The funding will also support research, knowledge transfer, the development of scientific and monitoring devices and sharing of research data.