A company in Galway has secured €3 million from the European Commission to research and design a marine turbine built with recycled materials, believed to be the first of its kind. Engineers at ÉireComposites believe that their marine hydrokinetic power system can produce reliable clean energy at a reduced cost. The company, based in Indreabhán, will work with a number of partners on the research venture. These include the marine energy specialists Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), NUI Galway, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials in Germany and the Italian National Research Council. The total value of the project is €3.9 million, €3 million of which has been awarded to the Irish design team.
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