Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has received additional public support and funding for the development and commercialization of its marine energy technology called Deep Green. The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded Minesto a grant worth approximately $1.3 million (SEK 12.5) for the development of the company’s marine power plant DG100.
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“Climate change and the transition to renewable energy is a global challenge in which Swedish technology like ours can play a significant role. It is therefore crucial that the Swedish innovation system is involved and supports the development of what could be a new Swedish export industry,” said Dr. Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.
Minesto develops a patented technology for generating green electricity from tidal and ocean currents. With no suitable tidal resource around Sweden, the Gothenburg-based company has operations and projects also in the UK, the Faroe Islands and Taiwan.
“We now have two public bodies from the EU and Sweden that independently support the roadmap to bring our product to the market. In the Faroe Islands we are part of one of the world's most ambitious energy transition projects. It is the perfect context to show how tidal energy by Minesto's technology complements solar and wind to create sustainable energy systems,” concluded Edlund.