7 Jun 2021
Robotic Microplankton Sniffer Dog
The microscopic, free-floating algae called phytoplankton — and the tiny zooplankton that eat them — are notoriously difficult to count. Researchers need to know how a warming climate will affect them both. A new kind of smart, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle can help.
2 Jun 2021
Introducing 3D Printing Under Water
The project will allow for in-situ repairs of subsea components like flowlines and conductors, by use of additive manufacturing techniques - significantly extending the lifetime of the assets.
12 May 2021
Elkem Establishes Vianode Dedicated to Advanced Battery Materials
Elkem has successfully commissioned its industrial pilot for battery materials in Kristiansand, Norway, starting industrial scale pilot production for customers. As the next step towards large-scale production, Elkem is now establishing Vianode as a new company and brand dedicated to develop and produce sustainable and high quality active anode materials to meet the needs of the exponentially growing electric vehicles marketplace.
11 Jan 2021
Hungry Salmon Revealed with Sound Waves and AI
The feed cost represents about 50 percent of the costs of farming salmon. But how do we know if the salmon is hungry or still full? Researchers have rethought to find answers. The result is less wastage and pollution - and enough food for the salmon.
17 Dec 2020
The Aquaculture Industry's New Maintenance Robot
This ROV can fully operate on its own, and follow along with fish's behaviour and health with its Argus eyes - all while keeping a safe distance. It even inspects the technical standard of the enclosure while it's at it
13 Oct 2020
Elkem receives Enova financial support for planning Northern Recharge
Elkem has received NOK 10 million in financial support from Enova to fund the initial planning of the potential large-scale battery materials plant in Norway, named Northern Recharge.
6 Apr 2020
Robotic Turtles for Fish Farms
Robotic turtles used for surveillance could help prevent escapes from salmon farms. The "turtle robots" are paving the way for a technology that improves monitoring inside sea cages.
17 Dec 2018
Making Sense of Opposite Views on Fuel Cell Vehicles
Fuel cell vehicles are being trialled in mines, on farms, in construction, on roads, as boats, as trains.
8 Nov 2018
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential
ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
18 Jul 2017
Solar panel cleaning robot
t a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today's task. Hundreds of square metres of solar panels are waiting to be cleaned - as quickly and effectively as possible. And without the use of chemicals or any unwanted discharges to the natural environment. The robot is the result of a joint project between Norwegian researchers and the Hungarian company ProDSP Technology.
12 Jun 2017
Robot ships will be energy independent
IDTechEx reports on electric boats correctly predicted the advent of autonomous electric ships. We even see them becoming energy independent using such things as solar roads as rugged decking and airborne wind energy in the form of tethered drones flying at up to 1000 meters where the winds are consistent and have four times the energy.
3 Apr 2017
Air could be the world's next battery
Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy cannot be used immediately when it is generated, it needs to be stored until it is needed.
27 Dec 2016
Astronauts to get help from snake robots
Researchers are looking into how a snake robot might carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station, study comets, and explore the possibility of living and working in lava tunnels on the Moon.
10 May 2016
Green light for plant-based food packaging
Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less waste.
2 Nov 2015
Researchers to develop energy harvesting power roads
Over the course of their lifetimes all constructions, including roads and bridges, should generate more energy than they consume.
10 Sep 2009
ReVolt Technology applies for $30 million government research grant
ReVolt Technology applies for $30 million in government research grants accelerating development of innovative zinc-air batteries for vehicles and renewable energy storage.
2 Jan 2009
Finding better materials for solar cells
New research could lead to cheaper solar cells with vast potential
26 Jan 2006
Scoop: Tracetracker to present and exhibit
Tracetracker to present and exhibit at the Food Traceability conference Dallas Feb 1-2