The Statkraft osmotic power plant
at Tofte, Norway, is the world%s first osmotic power or salinity gradient power generation plant.
One of the major obstacles to the completion of a full-scale osmotic power plant
has been the lack of a membrane designed specifically for the process.
Meanwhile, in Norway, Statkraft, a renewable energy company is operating the world's first prototype osmotic power plant
By the middle of the decade, Statkraft hopes to have a full-scale osmotic power plant
covering a few acres that uses 5 million square meters of membrane to generate 25 megawatts.
The aim is to becapable of constructing a commercial osmotic power plant
within a few years' time.
Norwegian state-owned energy group Statkraft announced on Wednesday (3 October) that it has decided to build the world's first prototype osmotic power plant
in Buskerud, Norway.
In Norway, renewable energy firm Statkraft opened what it claims is the world's first osmotic power plant
in November 2009 at Tofte, just outside Oslo (see diagram).
Case Study: Worlds First Osmotic Power Plant
RENEWABLES firm Statkraft is to open the world's first osmotic power plant
in Norway at the end of next month.
NASDAQ:ERII), a leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination, today announced that its industry-leading PX Pressure Exchanger[R] energy recovery devices are implemented at the world's first osmotic power plant
Under the agreement, Nitto Denko/Hydranautics will develop membranes specifically designed for the use in large scale osmotic power plants
The membranes for desalination plants and osmotic power plants
are in principle the same.