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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens the Blue Energy Test Facility. (VIDEO)


On November 26, 2014, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the Blue Energy test facility on the Afsluitdijk in Breezanddijk.

According to the Associated Press, Blue Energy:

“…takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between sea water and fresh water to produce electricity.

One reason to try the system in the Netherlands is geography: the Rhine and Meuse rivers both meet the sea here. The plant is strategically located on the Afsluitdijk, the huge dike that turned part of the North Sea into a freshwater lake in the 1930s.

The multiyear project, funded by a mix of government and corporate sponsors, seeks to improve the system’s efficiency until it is a profitable electricity source.”

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