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The UK has allocated £12 million ($14.5m) for research and development into zero-emission ferries and other vessels as part of the second round of its clean maritime demonstration competition.
The grant is one of a range of initiatives announced by the UK government last month and comes out of UK Shore, a government unit focused on supporting green development in the maritime sector.
MJR Controls, which won in the first round of funding, has made wind turbine, charging points for electric-powered vessels.
These will be installed at the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms in late summer, a government press release said. The UK Shore programme runs for three years.