Statkraft and Hydro-Québec to cooperate on research and development into osmotic powerWritten by Dan Comand Sunday, 08 April 2012 23:14
Statkraft and Hydro-Québec have entered into a three-year agreement to speed up the development of osmotic power, a new renewable energy technology.
The development of more efficient pre-treatment processes will contribute to making the technology competitive with other new renewable energy sources.
Statkraft has been developing osmotic power for a decade and opened the world's first prototype facility for osmotic power in 2009. Hydro-Québec has been continuing to research the operation, potential and applications of osmotic energy, as part of its active monitoring of new renewables.
Statkraft will provide research and development results in this field from the prototype facility that has been in operation since the fall of 2009, as well as testing pre-treatment as an integrated part of a complete osmotic power plant.
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