FabTest up for green energy award

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A pioneering project to create a new marine energy test site has seen Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) shortlisted in the Best Business Innovation category for the Regen South West Green Energy Awards 2012.

Falmouth Harbour Master Captain Mark Sansom, with the BOLT “Lifesaver” device

FHC was nominated for the launch earlier this year of the FabTest test site in Falmouth Bay. The site gives marine energy developers the chance to test devices in a pre-licensed and consented area of near shore environment that is easily accessible.

Regen SW’s Green Energy Awards celebrate renewable energy achievements in the south west and aim to highlight examples of innovation and drive forward the sustainability agenda in the region.

An independent panel of judges will now review all the entries to the awards, before the winners in each of six categories are announced at a ceremony to be held on November 20 in Bath.

Falmouth Harbour Master Captain Mark Sansom said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2012 Green Energy Awards, and it is fantastic to be recognised for all the hard work that has gone into making the FabTest site a reality.”