LYIT awarded €2.7 million for role in cross-border renewable energy research centre

Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been awarded €2.7 million for its role in a new cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects.

The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research will recruit 34 PhD students across the marine and bio-energy disciplines and will be based at LYIT, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and University of Highlands and Islands in western Scotland.

The collaboration will see LYIT, examine the potential for wave and tidal power generation in Donegal.

In welcoming today's announcement, Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh says it is a credit to LYIT and their commitment to such projects: