Marine energy investment

The south west is set to become a global centre for marine energy following a £10.3m investment in the development of equipment and expertise to harness energy from the sea.
The investment will be used by the Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), which was set up two years ago by Exeter and Plymouth universities with financial support from the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA). According to PRIMaRE, the funding will support five academic staff, 60 researchers and a technology transfer team to work with businesses and create jobs across the region.