15 Jan 2021
GM Launches BrightDrop to Electrify Delivery of Goods and Services
General Motors has announced a new business, BrightDrop, which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently.
19 Oct 2020
CarbonCure is a Canadian company that develops carbon dioxide removal technologies for concrete. The technology is retrofitted into concrete plants and enables producers to inject carbon dioxide into fresh concrete during mixing, where it becomes a mineral that is permanently embedded. The carbon dioxide mineralisation increases the concrete's strength, resulting in both economic and climate benefits.
22 Jun 2020
The evolution of EU gas grid, and its hydrogen integration
The need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) has been highlighted by several organisations and officialised by the Kyoto Protocol and subsequently the Paris Agreement in 2016.
28 Feb 2020
Therapies Without Drugs
Researchers are investigating the potential of microimplants to stimulate nerve cells and treat chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or Parkinson's disease.
17 Feb 2020
Fastest High-precision 3D Printer
3D printers working in the millimeter range and larger are increasingly used in industrial production processes. Many applications, however, require precise printing on the micrometer scale at a far higher speed.
10 Dec 2019
Badia Farms is a vertical farming company based in Dubai that grows fresh local produce using advanced hydroponics technology. It is the first commercial vertical farm to operate in the Gulf region.
29 Nov 2019
Zimbabwe to Benefit from Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing up to 18 hours of load-shedding daily so Ngonyezi Projects pumped hydroelectric energy storage power plant at Osborne dam will contribute to the reduction of the hours of load-shedding.
19 Nov 2019
New Material Breaks World Record Turning Heat Into Electricity
The new material is so effective that it could be used to provide energy for sensors or even small computer processors. Instead of connecting small electrical devices to cables, they could generate their own electricity from temperature differences.
14 Nov 2019
Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast
A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
10 Sep 2019
3D printer startup Colossus are revolutionising thermoplastic extrusion printers in a big way: their large format direct pellet extrusion printers enable customers to print large format structures. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core investigates.
31 Jul 2019
Energy from seawater
Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source of renewable power. Researchers have developed an affordable, durable technology that could harness this so-called blue energy.
4 Jun 2019
More efficient direct air capture of CO2 for regenerative fuels
Electric cars powered by green electricity or renewable hydrogen will make tomorrow's transportation more climate-friendly. Aircraft and ships, however, are sure to run on hydrocarbon fuels for some time yet.
26 Mar 2019
Making solar cells can be like buttering bread
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced rather poor results. However, scientists have now cracked it - using a blade and a dipping solution.
20 Feb 2019
Storage of solar energy and wind power in metal powder
Hydrogen researchers are involved in a large European project on hydrogen storage. The goal is to develop a novel prototype tank that will store at least 50 kilograms of hydrogen in a minimum space. The European Union is funding the project with €2 million in the frame of the "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - FCH JU". Some €150,000 are earmarked for the Helmholtz researchers.