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EPSRC Reference: EP/W005212/1
Title: Ocean-Fuel - Ocean Renewable Energy FuelsRE
Principal Investigator: Brennan, Professor FP
Other Investigators:
Turner, Professor K Collu, Professor M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
BP Centre for Env Fisheries Aqua Sci CEFAS D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
Det Norske Veritas DNV GL UK Limited EDF Renewables UK Energy Institute
Eneus Energy ENI energy company Equinor
Evolve Hydrogen Health and Safety Executive Hydrogen Power Generation Solutions Ltd
ITM Power Plc MABE National Grid ESO
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult OGTC (formerly Oil and Gas Tech Centre) Opportunity North East
Orion Energy Hub Orsted (UK) Peel Ports Group
Scottish Association For Marine Science Scottish Power Siemens Gamesa
TechnipFMC plc (UK) TFP Hydrogen Products Limited UK Mainstream Renewable Power (replace)
Department: Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Eng
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Programme Grants
Starts: 01 September 2021 Ends: 31 August 2026 Value (£): 1,783,051
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Marine & Hydropower Energy Efficiency
Sustainable Energy Networks Sustainable Energy Vectors
Wind Power
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
EP/W005158/1 EP/W005204/1 EP/W005018/1 EP/W005131/1
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
25 May 2021 Element Programme Grant Interviews 25 and 26 May 2021 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form


The Ocean-REFuel project brings together a multidisciplinary, world-leading team of researchers to consider at a fundamental level a whole-energy system to maximise ocean renewable energy (Offshore wind and Marine Renewable Energy) potential for conversion to zero carbon fuels. The project has transformative ambition addressing a number of big questions concerning our Energy future:

How to maximise ocean energy potential in a safe, affordable, sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner?

How to alleviate the intermittency of the ocean renewable energy resource?

How ocean renewable energy can support renewable heat, industrial and transport demands through vectors other than electricity?

How ocean renewable energy can support local, national and international whole energy systems?

Ocean-REFuel is a large project integrating upstream, transportation and storage to end use cases which will over an extended period of time address these questions in an innovative manner developing an understanding of the multiple criteria involved and their interactions.

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