Tag Archives: Deep-sea Water

Magnesium Light – A Clean, Green Lightsource

Have you ever heard of an Mg Battery? Magnesium is a common element, in fact it’s even the 8th most common element.  When made into small particles, it burns with a bright light, is very light, and is easily recycled. Magnesium can also be obtained from seawater.  Recently, the Okinawa Deep Sea Water Research Institute completed the creation of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion power plant.  That plant uses mineral-rich cold water from deep in the ocean to drive an

Deep-Sea Water Uses

As promised, this is a follow-up to the post earlier this week on International Cooperation in Green Energy.  Today I’ll share a few of the many uses of the mineral rich Deep-Sea water  used on Kume Island and also a byproduct of some green OTEC power generators.  The cold water at the bottom of the ocean is rich in nutrients and minerals, but since it is far from photosynthesizing phytoplankton (plant plankton) is limited in oxygen.  When that cold water