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IDE Agrees to Work With Statkraft on Norway Osmotic Power Plant

February 12, 2013

IDE Technologies Ltd., an Israeli water technology developer, plans to work with Statkraft AS to design an osmotic power-generation pilot plant in Norway, the first of its kind to generate clean energy by mixing seawater and freshwater.

The 2-megawatt pilot plant in Sunndalsora, central Norway, will be developed by IDE using technologies based on desalination and an energy-recovery system that reduces costs while increasing net output, the company said in a statement.

Osmotic energy technology, used by Statkraft at a prototype facility in Tofte, Norway, enables clean-power production at any place where rivers and lakes meet the sea, according to today’s statement. No terms were disclosed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Randall Hackley in London at rhackley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Randall Hackley at rhackley@bloomberg.net


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