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July 25, 2014
Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 22, 2014
A major challenge in renewable energy is storage. A common approach is a reaction that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen, and uses the hydrogen as a fuel to store energy. The efficiency of 'water splitting' depends heavily on a solid substance called a catalyst. However, only the surface of the catalyst acts on the reaction, while its bulk is inactive. This restricts how much catalyst can be used, and limits the efficiency of water splitting in energy ... read more

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Labs characterize carbon for batteries
Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes. ... more
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3-D nanostructure could benefit gas storage
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform ... more
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Assessing energy balance of large-scale hydrogen production
In the search for clean energy solutions to displace greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuels, few technological options are as alluring as directly producing hydrogen from sunlight. If hydrogen, ... more
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Geothermal helping deliver clean energy future for California
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will hold its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 in Reno, Nevada. Renewable energy development in California i ... more
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Silicon sponge improves lithium-ion battery performance
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. Researchers de ... more
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Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key mater ... more
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RUB chemists develop novel catalyst with two functions
Chemists at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on t ... more
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Flexlab Opens Test Beds to Drive Dramatic Increase in Building Efficiency
The world's most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings is open for business, launched by U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman. DOE's FLEXLAB at Lawrence Berkeley Nat ... more
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Getting a charge out of water droplets
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 ... more
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Insights from nature for more efficient water splitting
Water splitting is one of the critical reactions that sustain life on earth, and could be a key to the creation of future fuels. It is a key in the process of photosynthesis, through which plants pr ... more
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Britain wins carbon capture funding from EU
A coal-burning power plant in Yorkshire is to receive 300 million euros in EU funds to develop a new way of keeping polluting carbon emissions out of the atmosphere, the EU said Tuesday. ... more
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Hollow-fiber membranes could cut separation costs, energy use
Researchers have developed a microfluidic technique for fabricating a new class of metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes inside hollow polymer fibers that are just a few hundred microns in diamete ... more
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Cambridge team breaks superconductor world record
A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized s ... more
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Study helps unlock mystery of high-temp superconductors
A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of ... more
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New Look At Skyrmions Holds Promise For Spintronics
Skyrmions, subatomic quasiparticles that could play a key role in future spintronic technologies, have been observed for the first time using x-rays. An international collaboration of researchers wo ... more
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Scandlines hybrid electric ferries largest hybrid ferry fleet in the world
Corvus Energy and Scandlines has announced the completion of the commissioning for the Scandlines' fleet of hybrid ferries: the M/V Deutschland, M/V Schleswig-Holstein and M/V Prins Richard. T ... more
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USC scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable...and organic
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery - which uses no metals or toxic materials - is intende ... more
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World's first magnetic hose created
The magnetic hose designed by the researchers consists of a ferromagnetic cylinder covered by a superconductor material, a surprisingly simple design given the complicated theoretical calculations a ... more
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Light-emitting diode treatments outperform traditional lighting methods
In Canada, where outdoor growing seasons are limited, sales from greenhouse fruit and vegetable production operations still surpass $1.1 billion annually. Finding more efficient methods for providin ... more
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Israeli companies order Aura's power generation system
Aura Systems Inc. has announced new contracts for its mobile Viper power systems from Israeli military use and a U.S. Coast Guard support contract renewal. ... more
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What will climate policy mean for coal?
Limiting climate change to 2C means shutting down coal power plants - an unpopular proposition for coal power companies. But a new study shows that delaying climate policies could prove even worse f ... more
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Researchers developing cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes ... more
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Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithi ... more
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Coal consumption highest since 1970
As world leaders try to generate momentum for an international agreement on and solution to climate change, large amounts of coal continue to be produced and burned. In fact, coal consumption now accounts for more than 30 percent of the world's energy market - its highest share in 44 years. ... more
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