A New Renewable Energy Source That Could Support Half A Billion People

With ever increasing energy prices, and the knowledge that oil and natural gas will one day run out, scientists and engineers are constantly trying to discover new, renewable sources of energy. A recent article released in the Environmental Science and Technology journal describes a promising study by Ngai Yin Yip and Menachem Elimelech of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University.Via a process known as pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) they believe that enough electricity could be cleanly produced to support the…

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