Jones Food Company
Jones Food Company is a British start-up that operates Europe's largest vertical farm, a 5000 square metre facility that can produce 420 tonnes of crops a year. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with Jones Food Company's founder and managing director, James Lloyd-Jones, about the company's technology, the state of the vertical farming industry and Jones Food Company's recent partnership with online supermarket Ocado.
Dr Bryony Core caught up with GE Additive at Formnext 2019. GE Additive are a multinational corporation who commercialise several metal powder bed fusion printers.
Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer
Optomec, Inc has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
A Closer Look at Biosensor Technology at Sensors USA 2019
A key focus of the Sensors USA part of the IDTechEx Show! will be Point-of-Care Biosensors. Biosensor devices provide information associated with a specific health condition or disease. The general trend in biosensors is a move from testing in centralized hospitals, to the patents with point-of-care devices.
Encouraging The Broader Adoption of Additive Manufacturing
GE Additive has entered into a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The agreement focuses on processes, materials and software to drive industrialization and encourage the broader adoption of additive manufacturing technology.
3D Printing, Bioinks Create Implantable Blood Vessels
A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted.
GE Renewable Energy announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil
GE Renewable Energy has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE's Cypress platform — the company's largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE's first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that will operate at 5.3 MW.
GE to deliver 100 MWh of battery energy storage systems in California
The energy storage systems support two primary goals. First, they provide targeted local capacity to enhance grid reliability during peak periods. Second, as fast-acting stabilization devices, the battery energy storage systems can charge and discharge rapidly to regulate frequency and contribute to grid stability, helping to balance and facilitate the ever-growing penetration of variable renewable energy.
Funding highlights shift to higher-value long-duration energy storage
Hydrostor expects to use the financing to complete construction of its second commercial reference facility, its Angas Project in Australia, and to advance the company's pipeline of large-scale A-CAES projects. Those projects represent over 2 GW and 16 GWh of deployment potential in the USA, Canada, Chile and Australia, while the company expands opportunities with significant global project potential across many other markets.
SEEIT to acquire 125 MW cogeneration portfolio in Spain for 64 m Euro
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc, the first UK-listed investment company of its kind to invest exclusively in the energy efficiency sector, has agreed to acquire a portfolio of cogeneration assets in Spain for a total cash consideration of approximately €64 million.
At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
GE Healthcare had numerous types of equipment on show.
Multi-material 3D printer manufacturer Aerosint is creating the world's first truly multi-material printer, capable of producing final parts made from mixtures of metals, polymers or ceramics to create functionally graded materials.
Process flow for high-res 3D printing of mini soft robotic actuators
Researchers have proposed process flow guides for 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Integrating the prints into a robotic system offers potential applications in jet-engine maintenance and minimally invasive surgery.
GE unveils world's most powerful offshore wind turbine
GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new offshore wind turbine boasts unparalleled dimensions and the use of advanced technologies.
Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist
Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.