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New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

New Insight into the Rapid Charging and Draining of Lithium Batteries

Researchers from the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are challenging the prevailing view that the rapid charging and draining of lithium ion batteries is damaging and have discovered a new way to think about battery degradation. [More]
New Semiconducting Material to Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

New Semiconducting Material to Improve Fuel Cell Efficiency

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have unexpectedly discovered a new semiconducting material that can improve the efficiency of fuel cells by operating at a significantly lower temperature. [More]
Landis+Gyr Inks €60 Million Contract to Deliver ‘Linky’ Meters to ERDF

Landis+Gyr Inks €60 Million Contract to Deliver ‘Linky’ Meters to ERDF

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, announced today the signing of a contract worth approximately €60 million to deliver ‘Linky’ meters to ERDF. Landis+Gyris one of the leading suppliers for this strategic programme. From the beginning of the project, Landis+Gyrhas taken part in both designing and testing of the ‘Linky’ meter, in accordance with ERDF specifications. The meter is based on PLC (Power Line Communication) technology. [More]
TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

TUM Researchers Observe Live Inner Workings of Battery to Solve Lithium Plating Mystery

Technische Universität München (TUM) researchers have succeeded in observing the inner functioning of a battery without causing any damage to it. This study has enabled them to solve the lithium plating mystery. [More]
NASA Announces Selection of Proposals for Improved Energy Storage Devices

NASA Announces Selection of Proposals for Improved Energy Storage Devices

NASA has announced the selection of four new proposals regarding advanced energy storage devices, which will aid the agency’s future human- and robotic-exploration missions. NASA requires advanced energy generation and storage devices capable of withstanding challenging environments encountered in the agency’s missions. These awards will help the development of such novel energy storage devices. [More]
Used-Cigarette Butts Converted into High-Performing Material to Store Energy

Used-Cigarette Butts Converted into High-Performing Material to Store Energy

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. [More]
Researchers Identify Genes and Enzymes that Create 19 Carbon Furan-Containing Fatty Acid

Researchers Identify Genes and Enzymes that Create 19 Carbon Furan-Containing Fatty Acid

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound — the 19 carbon furan-containing fatty acid (19Fu-FA). The compound has a variety of potential uses as a biological alternative for compounds currently derived from fossil fuels. [More]
New Material Structure Generates Steam by Soaking Up the Sun

New Material Structure Generates Steam by Soaking Up the Sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. [More]
Vega Biofuels to Raise $1 Million to Expand Production Capacity of Biochar Product

Vega Biofuels to Raise $1 Million to Expand Production Capacity of Biochar Product

VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. provides this update to shareholders after successful participation in the first annual Cannabis Investor Conference in Denver, CO. [More]
Indonesian Cement Factory to be Powered by Capstone C800 Microturbine System

Indonesian Cement Factory to be Powered by Capstone C800 Microturbine System

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order from Indonesia for a Capstone C800 system to power a cement factory in Balikpapan. [More]