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Nanowire research for new generation of portable solar fuel power

Nanowire research for new generation of portable solar fuel power

Feb 26, 2018 United Kingdom
EU-funded scientists have developed nanomaterials that can be scaled up to produce a new generation of solar-powered devices with the potential to replace batteries or bulky solar panels.
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NuIQ technology platform for wireless power systems development

NuIQ technology platform for wireless power systems development

Feb 26, 2018 United States
NuCurrent announces the launch of its NuIQ™ Technology Platform. The platform, designed to develop efficient wireless power systems in consumer and industrial products, is the culmination of nearly a decade of expertise in wireless power solutions engineering.
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Recyclable resin makes wind turbines more sustainable

Recyclable resin makes wind turbines more sustainable

Feb 23, 2018 United States
Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn't been as sustainable as people may have thought.
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Floating wind turbine project area extended

Floating wind turbine project area extended

Feb 22, 2018 Portugal
The innovative features of the WindFloat dampen wave and turbine induced motion, enabling wind turbines to be sited in previously inaccessible locations where water depth exceeds 40m and wind resources are superior.
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New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy

Feb 21, 2018 United States
Researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water — an important key to making clean energy more viable.
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Government of Canada's new innovation program

Government of Canada's new innovation program

Feb 21, 2018 Canada
$950-million investment positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors
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Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

Feb 20, 2018 United States
In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn't shining and the wind doesn't blow.
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Your gadget's next power supply? Your body

Your gadget's next power supply? Your body

Feb 19, 2018 United States
Searching for a power outlet may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, devices will receive electricity from a small metallic tab that, when attached to the body, is capable of generating electricity from bending a finger and other simple movements.
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Vehicle energy harvesting system inventor wins SA Chivas Venture IV

Vehicle energy harvesting system inventor wins SA Chivas Venture IV

Feb 16, 2018 South Africa
Engineer and inventor Clement Mokoenene was announced as South Africa's representative to stand a chance to win his share of $1 million in business funding, in his quest to be named South African most innovative social entrepreneur with his innovative Vehicle Energy Harvesting System.
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Desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Feb 15, 2018 United States
With further development, these membranes have significant potential to perform the dual functions of removing salts from seawater and separating metal ions in a highly efficient and cost effective manner, offering a revolutionary new technological approach for the water and mining industries.
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Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new technology also would help solve material sustainability issues by alleviating the mining of lithium - a diminishing resource.
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Researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation

Researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation

Feb 13, 2018 United States
Researchers are one step closer to wirelessly powering the world using triboelectricity, a green energy source.
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Stacking on the graphene

Stacking on the graphene

Feb 13, 2018 Japan
Researchers have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material's graphene is stacked differently and has unique electrical properties. Their work has implications for the development of novel electronic devices.
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Researching a new source of green energy

Researching a new source of green energy

Feb 12, 2018 United States
Research has shown that the motion of two-dimensional materials may be used as a source of clean, limitless energy.
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Dubai announces waste to energy plant

Dubai announces waste to energy plant

Feb 9, 2018 United Arab Emirates
The Dh2.5-billion project aims to treat 1.82-million tonnes of solid waste annually, with a total capacity to generate 185 MW of electricity, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, announced at a press conference.
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Renewable power generation costs in 2017

Renewable power generation costs in 2017

Feb 8, 2018 Worldwide
Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on the latest cost and auction price data from projects around the world.
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MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
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Interactive flooring for smart city projects

Interactive flooring for smart city projects

Feb 7, 2018 United Kingdom
Pavegen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens to bring its technology to smart city projects around the world.
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California zero emission transport and electricity 2050?

California zero emission transport and electricity 2050?

Feb 7, 2018 United States
California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that's the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts.
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New metal-mesh membrane could lead to inexpensive power storage

New metal-mesh membrane could lead to inexpensive power storage

Feb 7, 2018 United States
A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers.