Company to test water-driven electricity generator

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Currents in the St. Clair River will generate electrical current with technology to be tested by a startup energy company.

Vortex Hydro Energy in July plans to install a device called a VIVACE converter near the area where Lake Huron waters flow into the river north of the Blue Water Bridge. The company will monitor its performance for about three months, then evaluate how to make it work better.

The Times Herald of Port Huron says the company has exclusive rights to commercialize the technology patented at the University of Michigan.

Vortex president Gus Simiao says the project has been approved by both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 90073642