Hybrid marine propulsion in focus

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More than 100 delegates representing the full range of maritime industries descended on Falmouth to discover the latest research in marine propulsion.

The Marine-i Discovery Room events are designed to draw together the latest thinking on a specific theme of marine technology and highlight opportunities for businesses.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i provides support for the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Delegates at the National Maritime Museum listened to a number of presentations on the theme of hybrid marine propulsion and smart battery technology.

Emma Baggett, Falmouth Marine School’s business development manager, was the lead organiser for this event and said it was fantastic to see it so well attended and to “have so much outstanding expertise gathered in one room”.

She said: “From the discussions that took place and the feedback we received from delegates, it is clear that hearing first-hand about the leading-edge developments in hybrid propulsion has helped to stimulate some exciting new thinking from the businesses that attended.”