Orkney-based EMEC teams up with other UK agencies to promote environmental verification


A test rig at EMEC
A test rig at EMEC

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) – based in Orkney – has teamed up with Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) bodies from across the UK to promote a new verification industry standard for innovative energy and sustainability management in the UK.

To date, more marine energy converters have been deployed in Orkney, Scotland, than at any other single site in the world.

The EMEC will join BRE Global, WRc plc, and the National Physical Laboratory at Sustainability Live in Birmingham later this month  to raise awareness of the EU-ETV scheme and build partnerships with future stakeholders. The National Physical Laboratory is the UK’s National Measurement Institute

As one of the European Commission’s initiatives under the Eco-Innovation Action Plan, EU-ETV is a new verification programme to help innovative environmental technology companies enter the market quicker by independently verifying the specific performance claims of their new technology.

The EU ETV scheme initially supports technologies from the following themes:

  • energy technologies (including wind, wave and tidal energy);
  • water treatment & monitoring technologies; and
  • technologies related to materials, waste & resources.

The four UK Verification Bodies are co-hosting the ‘Environmental Technology Verification Scheme’ stand. Representatives from each organisation will be present across the three days to speak to anyone interested in learning more about the ETV scheme.


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