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Minesto lands EU patent

Deep Green tidal technology wins protection in Europe

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The European Patent Office has granted tidal energy developer Minesto a patent covering its Deep Green core technology.

The office will publish the so-called primary patent family covering the technology in early November, the Swedish company said.

Deep Green is a marine power plant that extracts energy from low-velocity tidal and ocean currents.

Minesto’s primary patent application for the technology was filed in 2006, with additional applications being filed between 2011 and 2016.

It is now patented in 15 key markets around the world, according to the company.

“As a technology driven company it is of the outmost importance to continuously develop our IP strategy and the protection of our most valuable asset – our core technology,” Minesto chief executive Martin Edlund said. “In that sense, this European patent is a milestone for Minesto.”

“Our primary patent family covering the Deep Green concept is now strengthened and complete,” he said. “This combined with patented subsystems gives us a strong, long-term protection.”

Image: Deep Green prototype (Minesto)

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