Jacobs-led Group Receives UK Funding for Innovative Tidal Turbine Technology – Tofido

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  • Jacobs-led consortium awarded $1 million U.K. Research and Innovation fund grant to develop new water turbine technology
  • Development of Very Low Head turbine (VLHT) to address challenges faced by U.K. tidal range schemes and minimize environmental impacts
  • Jacobs’ commitment to sustainability and advancement of new energy technology research for renewable energy resource development and climate response efforts

Jacobs-led Consortium Awarded UK Grant for New Tidal Turbine Technology – Tofido

A consortium led by global engineering firm Jacobs has been awarded a grant from the UK government to develop a new tidal turbine technology called Tofido. The innovative technology aims to improve the efficiency and reliability of tidal energy generation.

The consortium, which includes other leading engineering and energy companies, will receive funding from the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to advance the development of Tofido. The grant will support the design and testing of the new technology, with the goal of producing a commercially viable and competitive tidal turbine.

Tidal energy has the potential to provide a significant source of clean and renewable energy, and the development of Tofido could play a key role in unlocking this potential. The new technology is expected to offer improved performance and lower maintenance costs, making tidal energy more attractive to investors and energy providers.

Speaking about the grant, a representative from Jacobs expressed excitement about the potential impact of Tofido on the tidal energy industry. “We are thrilled to receive this grant and to have the opportunity to advance the development of Tofido,” they said. “We believe that this technology has the potential to revolutionize the tidal energy sector, and we are committed to delivering a solution that will help drive the transition to a more sustainable and secure energy future.”

The consortium will begin work on the Tofido project immediately, with the aim of bringing the new technology to market in the near future. The grant from the UK government represents a significant step forward in the development of Tofido, and the consortium is eager to capitalize on this opportunity to drive progress in the tidal energy industry.

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