The world's first osmotic power prototype is situated at Tofte, one hour south of Oslo in Norway
The pressure created from the membranes is utilized through a turbine to generate electricity
This illustration shows how the components are linked together inside the osmotic power prototype
The opening ceremony was attended by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Michael Flynn, Head of advanced water recycling technology, NASA at the renewable energy seminar
The principle of harnessing osmosis has the potential to produce enormous amounts of energy anywhere that salt water and fresh water meet. We looked at some of the approaches to turning this theory into reality earlier this year, including Statkraft's plans to build a prototype power plant. The company's plans are now coming to fruition with Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway officially opening the world's first osmotic power plant prototype on November 24.
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