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REF NO.: 115

SUBJECT: Waterotor Energy Technologies tests revolutionary new electricity-generating technology at Marine Institute

DATE: Aug. 14

Waterotor Energy Technologies Inc. of Ottawa, Ont., will demonstrate a unique submerged electricity-generating technology in the world’s largest flow tank at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug.15, from 2-3 p.m. The demonstration will take place in the Flume Tank at MI’s Ridge Road campus.

Media are welcome to attend.

Waterotor Energy Technologies Inc. was founded in 2011 and stands ready to satisfy global market demands for reliable, economical and renewable electrical energy. The Waterotor is the only machine in the world to provide high-efficiency electrical output from very slow-moving water. Water flow currents as slow as two m.p.h. (swimming speed) from rivers, canals and ocean currents can be converted into electricity output for less than five cents per kilowatt hour. Unlike other tidal and propeller electricity-generating devices, Waterotor captures more than 30 per cent of the energy at speeds of currents below 6.5 m.p.h., which has never been demonstrated before.


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For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact or Leslie Earle, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, at 709-778-0677, 709-330-3918 or


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