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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]
SEMICON West 2014: Edwards Honoured with North America SEMI Standards Merit Award

SEMICON West 2014: Edwards Honoured with North America SEMI Standards Merit Award

Edwards Limited is pleased to announce that Mike Czerniak, Product Marketing Manager Exhaust Gas Management, was honoured with SEMI’s Merit Award during SEMICON® West last week. [More]
Electricity Harnessed from Water Condensing and Jumping from a Superhydrophobic Surface

Electricity Harnessed from Water Condensing and Jumping from a Superhydrophobic Surface

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be used to power electronic devices. [More]
Intersolar North America: SolarWorld to Showcase Technological Advances in Solar Panels and Systems

Intersolar North America: SolarWorld to Showcase Technological Advances in Solar Panels and Systems

SolarWorld will present an across-the-board lineup of technological advances affecting all key products of solar-system solutions during the solar-industry trade show Intersolar North America in San Francisco this week. Advances range from the company’s Sunmodule XL – a high-power 72-cell mono-crystalline solar panel – to innovations in 60-cell panels, mounting systems and inverters. [More]
Sponge-Like Silicon Material Could Increase Storage Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Sponge-Like Silicon Material Could Increase Storage Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. [More]