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Wave energy company Aquamarine wins US grant

Oyster wave power machine. Image: Aquamarine Power
Image caption The Oyster device is being tested in the sea off Orkney

A US subsidiary of wave energy company Aquamarine Power has secured a grant to explore the potential of Oregon's coastline for electricity generation.

The funding of about £30,000 from Oregon Wave Energy Trust will pay for a feasibility study.

Potentially, Edinburgh-based Aquamarine could deploy its Oyster device off the state's coast.

The technology is being tested in the sea off Orkney and a new version is due to be deployed next summer.

Aquamarine Power is among companies that have leased seabed test sites off Orkney and Pentland Firth from the Crown Estate.

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