Harnessing the energy of osmosis

03/28/2011
By Victoria Schlesinger

When the fresh water from a river spills into the salty sea, the temperature rises, creating a little bit of energy. A group of Stanford researchers says it has found such an efficient method for capturing this energy, it could supply 13 percent of the world’s energy needs. If that sounds like a stretch, you’re probably right. But if you’re new to the idea of osmotic power, give this a read. [Read more - Clean Technica]

Tags: energy, fresh water, osmosis, osmotic power, salt water, sea water, Stanford

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