Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 Environment

World's First Osmotic Power Factory Built in Norway


By mixing salt and fresh water it would be possible to obtain carbon-neutral energy. It is worth mentioning that such process is known as osmotic power. Recently a company named Statkraft opened in Norway world's first plant that makes use of osmotic power.

Due to the fact that the new factory has a somewhat limited production capacity, engineers look forward to use it for carrying out tests and building up the technology for commercial use, informs CleanTechnica. Statkraft considers that osmotic power has a great future, with its global potential being equivalent to about 50 percent of the today's energy production within the European Union.

In addition to mixing fresh water with seawater, the osmotic power could also tap the latent power in a number of other resources of water like the desalination plants and wastewater treatment facilities.

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