IDCORE students at the University of Exeter DMaC facility

Pioneering Renewable Energy project shortlisted for prestigious award

A pioneering project involving the University of Exeter, which is seeking to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy leads has been nominated for a prestigious award.

The UKRI funded InDustrial CDT in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) – of which Exeter is a key partner alongside the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences – has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2020.

The project is one of four shortlisted in the in the Contribution to Skills Award category.

The IDCORE doctoral centre, funded by the EPSRC, is designed to train world-class, industrially-focused researchers who will pioneer new approaches to integrating offshore renewable energy initiatives to meet the UK’s future ambitious energy targets.

These include the development of new offshore energy technologies, new materials and science for components, sub-systems and devices in the offshore environment, and the wider energy policy and regulation.

Professor Lars Johanning, IDCORE Co-Director and from the University of Exeter’s Renewable Energy department, based at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, said: “IDCORE trains research engineers whose work in conjunction with sponsoring companies aims to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies. This is to help meet the UK’s ambitious Net Zero energy targets. Students undertake a four year full time course including a three year time with a sponsoring company working on “real world” applications and research initiatives to obtain their doctorates.”

The Scottish Green Energy Awards, organised by Scottish Renewables and headline-sponsored by EDF Renewables, is an annual celebration which honours the people, organisations and communities going above and beyond to shape renewable energy’s future.

The online award ceremony takes place on the evening of Thursday, November 26th 2020.

Date: 24 November 2020

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