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Aqua Power Technologies In The News

Converter Design Released

The device is a semi-submersible multi axis wave energy converter designed to absorb forces from the peaks and troughs of the waves in any given direction, according to Aqua Power Technologies. Read...

Foresea Funding

The EU-backed Foresea programme has selected 15 ocean energy technologies to receive free access to open-sea test centres following its second call for support. The list of those awarded “recommendation of support” includes Scotrenewables Tidal Power, Tocardo, Aqua...

E&T Magazine

Recognising that the UK currently faces an annual shortfall of 81,000 people with engineering skills, Sam Etherington, the young pioneer behind Aqua Power Technologies, is passionate about showing other young people how their interest in science and engineering can be...

Wired Magazine UK

This month WIRED travels further than ever before — to the outer limits of the Universe. Strap yourself in for an epic voyage of discovery into the innermost workings of Stephen Hawking’s amazingly agile mind. Sit tight as we take you into a stellar fight...

The Telegraph

There are several start-ups developing other ground-breaking technologies for generating electricity, some using methods that seem more Star Trek: The Next Generation than National Grid. We meet three entrepreneurs leading the charge into next-generation renewables....

Shell Future Impact Award

Shell awarded the Future Impact Award to 24-year old Samuel Etherington founder of Aqua Power Technologies – a revolutionary wave power energy generator. This award is for innovative and potentially industry-changing ideas, and Samuel hugely impressed the judges...

The Telegraph

Shoulder to shoulder with Isambard Kingdom Brunel – A member of Semta’s Engineering Hall of Fame, Sam Etherington, aged just 24, has proved that pursuing a childhood interest can lead to something truly remarkable.Young British engineer and entrepreneur...

Shell LiveWIRE Award

Aqua Power Technologies is developing an innovative, financially feasible, and mechanically sound solution to convert wave energy into electricity. The wave energy converters, designed and fabricated by Aqua Power Technologies, are deployed within the offshore...

BBC Radio 4

Libby Purves is joined by engineer Sam Etherington; Royal Marine turned actor Cassidy Little; ceramicist Emma Bridgewater and anthropologist and writer Professor Merry ‘Corky’ White. Sam Etherington recently joined Britain’s engineering Hall of Fame...

ASME

Sam Etherington, founder of Renewable Wave Power, Lancaster, UK, is willing to take a chance. Admittedly, he can be headstrong when someone tells him he can’t do something. He kiteboards. The latter is actually part of the reason he’s the youngest person ever...

Industry Tap

Etherington grew up in Cartmel, Cumbria, also known as the Lake District, in North England, on the Irish Sea and about 40 miles from Sellafield. The son and nephew of engineers, since retired, he grew up immersed in a family business that did piece work for...

The Times

A 24-year-old kitesurfer from Cumbria has joined Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Sir Frank Whittle in Britain’s engineering Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on wave energy. Sam Etherington, who is still seeking about £150,000 to develop his...