01 May US patent on methods for production of salinity power issued in February 28, 2012

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US PATENT ON METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF SALINITY POWER ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 28, 2012

The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued the patent titled “BIOMIMETIC WATER MEMBRANE COMPRISING AQUAPORINS USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF SALINITY POWER”.

The new US patent is another important step towards Aquaporin’s future market entry on the North American continent. The patent relates to methods of utilizing the Aquaporin Inside™ technology in the CO2 neutral and sustainable power source originating from osmotic gradients arising where sweet or brackish water flows into saltwater. Exploitation of this natural energy source has been held back by the lack of suitable semipermeable membranes for pressure retarded osmosis.

The prospect of using the Aquaporin Inside™ membrane technology having the required energy density can pave the way for utilization of the as yet unexploited salinity power potentials existing in estuaries and other coastal regions around the world.

Read the full text of the patent here and contact IPR Manager Marianne Spanget Larsen at msl@aquaporin.dk  or mobile phone +45 2710 2077 if you wish to discuss the possibility of obtaining a licensing agreement to the invention.



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