27 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)
Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
17 Nov 2020
Renewable Energy Solutions to Decarbonise Buildings
Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.
2 Nov 2020
Solar Power for Nampala Mine in Mali
Robex Resources Inc and Vivo Energy have an agreement to supply solar energy to the Namala Mine for five to fifteen years.
2 Nov 2020
Leveraging a 3D Printer Defect to Create a New Quasi-Texile
Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a (fashionable) feature? Introducing DefeXtiles, a tulle-like textile developed by controlling a common 3D printing defect — the under-extrusion of polymer filament.
15 Oct 2020
Dimensional Energy is a green technology company developing a catalytic process for creating aviation fuel from carbon dioxide and sunlight. In October 2020, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Jason Salfi, co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Energy about the company and its technologies.
9 Oct 2020
3D Printed "Invisible" Fibres Sense Breath, Sound, Biological Cells
From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can 'smell, hear and touch' - making it particularly useful for health monitoring, Internet of Things and biosensing applications.
24 Sep 2020
Shell to Supply Renewable Energy to Microsoft
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft Corporation are embarking on a new strategic alliance to support progress towards a world with net-zero emissions.
11 Sep 2020
General Motors (2020)
After a promising start in the 1990s with the EV1, a heated legal battle between US automakers and California ultimately killed GM's electrification plans for a decade. In 2020, despite being in second place behind Tesla in US electric vehicle sales, the company is still behind the curve - but has exciting plans to catch up.
4 Sep 2020
Heraeus: CucorAl Plus
At the recent ChargedEVs event, Heraeus demonstrated a new material for interconnects in electric vehicle power modules, that combines the advantages of aluminium and copper.
25 Aug 2020
Corvus Energy (2020)
Corvus Energy is the leading maritime battery supplier. This update, based on an IDTechEx interview, discusses the impact of covid-19 on marine electrification, the latest trends and data on the company's expanded product line-up, the threats to electrification in the short-term and a market outlook for the sector.
17 Aug 2020
EcoPro are a South Korean company who have expanded into the Li-ion industry and are positioning themselves as a key supplier of cathode materials.
26 Jun 2020
Tritium Unveils Vision for Electric Vehicles
Tritium has released a white paper which provides a glimpse into the near future of electric vehicle technologies.
22 Jun 2020
Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot
For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
22 May 2020
Tritium Launches World-First Plug and Charge Technology
The technology enables an electric vehicle and charger to communicate seamlessly and authorise payments directly from the driver's account, without the need for a card or RFID tag.
19 May 2020
Helio is focused on perovskite quantum dot or similar materials aimed at display applications.
8 May 2020
Charging infrastructure: the key for electric vehicle take-off
Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019.