First osmosis power plant goes on stream in Norway 

An interesting story from New Scientist about a new osmosis power plant in Norway. Obviously they have a ways to go with the technology to make it cost efficient

The world’s first prototype osmotic power stationMovie Camera came on stream this week. Sited on the banks of the Oslo fjord in southern Norway, it generates electricity using the natural process that keeps plants standing upright and the cells of our own bodies swollen, rigid and hydrated. Osmosis occurs wherever two solutions of different concentrations meet at a semipermeable membrane. The spontaneous passage of water from dilute to concentrated solutions through the membrane generates a pressure difference that can be harnessed to generate power. Read more

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