Harnessing the Power Of Osmosis

Docksai, Rick
July 2013
Futurist;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses renewable energy technology developed by Norwegian energy company Statkraft, in particular its technology which harnesses osmotic power, or power that is generated through the process of osmosis from the mixture of salt and fresh water. The author looks at Statkraft's partnership with Israeli technology company IDE Technologies to develop a large-scale facility. Topics include comments by Statkraft's head of osmotic power Stein Erik Skilhagen about the company's power station in Sunndalsøra, Norway, the efficiency of osmotic technology according to Norway's Center for Renewable Energy (SFFE), and comments about osmotic membranes by French researchers Lydéric Boquet and Alessandro Siria of the University of Lyon.


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