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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 […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Texas Oil Regulators Ask State to Sue EPA Over Methane Rule

January 30, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Texas regulators on Jan. 30 formally asked the state’s attorney general to challenge the Biden administration’s rule that seeks to lower emissions from the oil and gas sector. The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the state’s massive oil and gas […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

A New Department of Energy Rule Endangers U.S. Transformer Manufacturing

January 25, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Distribution transformers are an essential part of our modern electrical grid, performing the final voltage transformation needed to carry electricity from the distribution grid to our homes and businesses. They’re mounted on utility poles or locked in steel cases somewhere […]


Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in Greater New York City Region

January 24, 2024

Via: ASD News

Joby Aviation, Inc., a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Helo Holdings, Inc., (“HHI”), to install the first air taxi charger in the greater […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

A step on the road to better eco-friendly thermo-electrics

January 11, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

To be a good thermo-electric material (TEM), something has to have low thermal conductivity (to prevent heat leaking through) as well as converting heat to electricity effectively. The university cites heavy metal chalcogenides Bi2Te3 and PbTe as high-performance TEMs, while […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Solar-powered capacitor

January 11, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The idea is to combine Epishine’s solar cells and Nichicon’s LTO-batteries in an integrated solderless autonomous power product which is an alternative to disposable and re-chargeable Solar-powered capacitorbatteries, reducing time-to-market and cutting down on product development costs. “We’ve created a […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EV-Charging Firms Could Struggle With Finances in 2024

January 8, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. electric vehicle charging installations fell significantly last year as companies grappled with financial challenges, according to a BloombergNEF report. U.S. public charging installations were 76% below BNEF’s forecast in 2023 and they are expected to lag behind China and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Cathode innovation makes sodium-ion battery an attractive option for electric vehicles

January 8, 2024

Via: Phys.org

New cathode material for sodium-ion batteries is inspired by earlier work at Argonne that led to the lithium-ion batteries in the Chevy Volt and Bolt. It could help the supply of low-cost and abundant elements for electric vehicle batteries. As […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

The Engineering Unlocking America’s Energy Potential

December 20, 2023

Via: Industry Today

Ask the average person today about new engineering feats in the energy world and they’re most likely to bring up renewables. While these new and promising forms of energy are undoubtedly deserving of attention, incredible progress in established energy sources […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Resource-efficient, climate-friendly sodium-ion batteries

December 13, 2023

Via: Phys.org

The transition to a society without fossil fuels means that the need for batteries is increasing at a rapid pace. At the same time, the increase will mean a shortage of the metals lithium and cobalt, which are key components […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

11 Major U.S. Clean Energy Projects Announced Last Month

December 12, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Last month, companies announced 11 large-scale clean energy and clean vehicle projects across the United States, according to the latest monthly analysis from national nonpartisan business group E2. Seven of November’s 11 announcements included details on employment and/or investment plans, […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Industrial Policy Continues to Fuel America’s Solar Manufacturing Growth

December 8, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Solar company Heliene Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has invested an additional $10 million in its original Mountain Iron, Minn., solar modules manufacturing and assembly line, creating more than 130 new jobs in the Iron Range. The company, which […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Hydrogen Industry Raises Alarm Over Leaked Tax Credit Rules

December 5, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A leaked draft of Treasury Department rules for hydrogen tax credits in President Joe Biden’s climate law is drawing warnings from advocates for the fuel that they may stifle the burgeoning industry before it takes shape. The rules, which aren’t […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

No significant link between Industry 4.0 and energy consumption or energy intensity

November 28, 2023

Via: Phys.org

To what extent does the digitalization of industrial and manufacturing processes (Industry 4.0) improve energy efficiency and thus reduce energy intensity? A team from the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) analyzed developments across 10 industrial manufacturing sectors in China between […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Oil Shows Signs of Softening Before OPEC+ Meeting

November 27, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Ahead of the delayed OPEC+ meeting on Nov. 30, there are indications oil supply is running ahead of demand, highlighting the thorny challenge facing the cartel as it prepares to set output policy for 2024. With futures well down from […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Chinese company gives leftover hotpot oil second life as jet fuel

November 21, 2023

Via: Phys.org

At an upmarket restaurant in the hotpot-loving Chinese city of Chengdu, diners plunge sliced meat and vegetables into cauldrons of spicy, oily broth, largely unaware that their leftovers are set to take on a second life as jet fuel. With […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

ExxonMobil’s Arkansas Lithium Well Part Of $100M Investment

November 15, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

ExxonMobil recently selected southwest Arkansas for its first phase of North American lithium production—a move the company said demonstrates its “leadership in energy transition.” “Lithium is essential to the energy transition, and ExxonMobil has a leading role to play in […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

China’s Overcapacity in Clean Energy is Causing Global Problems. How Will the U.S. Respond?

November 14, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Biden is slated to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco on Wednesday during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. There is a lot for the two to discuss, from Taiwan to to fentanyl to artificial […]