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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Scientists achieve high efficiency all-polymer solar cells through pincer-shaped, non-covalent bond interactions

June 12, 2024

Via: Phys.org

In the thriving photovoltaic industry, all-polymer solar cells (all-PSCs) are gaining attention for their mechanical flexibility, lightweight design, and ability to be printed at low temperatures. However, the complex molecular structures of the polymer materials in all-PSCs pose challenges in […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Algae offer real potential as a renewable electricity source, research shows

June 11, 2024

Via: Phys.org

The need to transition away from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy production is critical. That’s why a team of Concordia researchers is looking at a potential power source that not only produces no carbon emissions but removes carbon as […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

US Energy Secretary calls for more nuclear power while celebrating $35 billion Georgia reactors

May 31, 2024

Via: Phys.org

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built American reactors in a generation […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Extending the lifespan of lithium-metal batteries using a fluorinated ether diluent

May 24, 2024

Via: Phys.org

The design of battery technologies with increasingly longer lifespans could help to meet the growing needs of the electronics and automotive industry. Lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries worldwide. Thus, devising strategies that can increase their […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

May 23, 2024

Via: Phys.org

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported Thursday. The $200 million plant in Shanghai’s Lingang pilot free trade zone will be the first Tesla […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

A low-energy process for high-performance solar cells could simplify the manufacturing process

May 8, 2024

Via: Phys.org

Finding reliable, eco-friendly power sources is crucial as our world grapples with increasing energy needs and the urgent call to combat climate change. Solar energy offers one solution, with scientists devising ever more efficient materials for capturing sunlight. Perovskite solar […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Data for Decarbonization

April 30, 2024

Via: Industry Today

Decarbonization is a pressing global issue. The increasing frequency of environmental disruptions has underscored the urgent need to mitigate the impacts of global warming and climate change. Despite over 140 countries aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, United Nations […]


Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Fueling the future: Researchers evaluate emissions in the aviation industry

April 29, 2024

Via: Phys.org

A research group led Prof. Fei Wei and Chenxi Zhang in Tsinghua University has published a perspective paper that evaluates the progression from deep-rooted fossil-fuel-dependent technologies to innovative strategies aimed at carbon neutrality, with a specific focus on the formulation […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station to Open in California

April 26, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

FirstElement Fuel will open what it is calling the world’s first heavy-duty high-flow hydrogen fueling facility to the public in May. The station is the first of about a dozen commercial hydrogen truck fueling locations the company has planned. “This […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Coalition of U.S. Solar Makers Want Tariffs Placed on Imports from Southeast Asian Countries

April 24, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

A group of seven U.S. solar manufacturers — Convalt Energy, First Solar, Meyer Burger, Mission Solar, Qcells, REC Silicon, and Swift Solar — are banding together to seek tariffs on allegedly unfairly traded solar imports from several Southeast Asian countries. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

OPEC Says Oil Needs Monitoring Amid Summer Demand

April 11, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Oil will need to be closely watched in the coming months to ensure “a sound and sustainable market balance” during an expected surge in demand, OPEC said in its monthly oil market report. The producers group maintained its bullish forecasts […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

New durability evaluation technique protects against solar variability for advancing green hydrogen production

April 8, 2024

Via: Phys.org

As green hydrogen gains attention as a future clean energy carrier, the question of which renewable energy to utilize as an energy source becomes increasingly important. Among them, solar energy has the advantage of being available everywhere on Earth, with […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Critical Mineral Independence Must Be Made In The USA

April 8, 2024

Via: Industry Today

The clean energy transition cannot happen without critical minerals. The United States needs to address three key supply chain challenges to meet its ambitions for industry, citizens, and the economy as a whole. These are: China’s supply chain dominance – […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

US Buys 2.8 Million Barrels of Oil for Strategic Reserve

March 28, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. purchased 2.8 million barrels of crude for the nation’s emergency oil cache as it seeks to replenish depleted supplies. The Energy Department has been slowly refilling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after it reached a 40-year-low following the Biden […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Clean Energy Investment

March 22, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance that provides additional information about the bonus for clean energy projects and facilities under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This bonus is intended to help energy communities harness […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Treasury Secretary: IRA Led To $650B In Clean Energy Investment

March 13, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

This week marks the third anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen marked the occasion with a visit to Elizabethtown, KY to tour the new […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Zero carbon dioxide emissions: Successful production of ammonia-based clean hydrogen

February 29, 2024

Via: Phys.org

Dr. Jung Unho’s research team at the Hydrogen Research Department of the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has developed Korea’s first clean hydrogen production technology. This technology is based on ammonia decomposition and does not use fossil fuels. The […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Energy Project Supports Hawaii’s Clean Energy, Resilience Goals

February 21, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

In Maui, Hawaiian Electric is planning a 40-megawatt (MW) renewable energy site to add critical grid reliability to Hawaii and move the island closer to its clean energy goals. Dubbed ‘Ūkiu Energy, the innovative facility will support the state’s commitment […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Drive for brushed and brushless dc motors to 1.8kW

February 12, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Operation is across 10 to 60V and -30 to +25 °C (+75°C with derating). Called ESCON2 Module (part 783722), it is a four-quadrant device that can drive and brake in both direction, controlling speed and torque, with field-oriented control (FOC) […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Ammonia attracts the shipping industry, but researchers warn of its risks

February 5, 2024

Via: Phys.org

Switching to ammonia as a marine fuel, with the goal of decarbonization, can instead create entirely new problems. This is shown in a study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, where researchers carried out life cycle analyses for batteries […]