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Marine Renewables Deployment Fund

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1379W, on Marine Renewables Deployment Fund, which projects are being supported by the Marine Renewable Deployment Fund; and how much the Fund has provided for each such project in each year since the Fund was established. (257672)

A breakdown of funds provided and in each financial year for the six research related projects and one infrastructure project supported by the Marine Renewables Deployment Fund since the Fund was established is given as follows:

Financial year (£)

Contractor

Description

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Total

Edinburgh University

Wave energy device performance assessment protocol

25,000

25,000

Edinburgh University

Tidal current device performance assessment protocol

22,000

22,000

EMEC Ltd.

Draft performance measurement standard for tidal stream devices

24,000

10,000

34,000

EMEC Ltd.

Rewrite of wave performance testing standard

11,000

11,000

EMEC Infrastructure

EMEC wave facility

197,000

197,000

EMEC Infrastructure

EMEC tidal facility (incl. extension)

634,000

300,000

934,000

Sustainable Development Commission

SDC Tidal Study

132,000

132,000

Hartley Anderson Ltd.

W&T environmental research

235,000

725,000

960,000

Total

878,000

691,000

747,000

2,315,000