Water Canada – January/February 2016

Authors: Neil Harris and Aaron Atcheson
First published: Water Canada Magazine January/February 2016 pg.31

GreenBug Energy Inc. is taking a "reverse spin" on the concept of an Archimedean screw and has demonstrated that renewable energy investments in Ontario are no longer limited to wind and solar. Archimedes' screw was invented by Archimedes of Syracuse (287 to 212 BC), an ancient Greek astronomer; engineer, physicist, and mathematician. It consists of a holicoid screw inside of a hollowed pipe and was historically used to pump low-lying water upward, often for irrigation purposes.
GreenBug uses the screw as a power generation mechanism for micro-hydro projects under the....
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