Hyperloop Test Centre to be Opened in Groningen, Netherlands
Europe's first facility to test hyperloop at high speeds will be built in the Dutch province of Groningen. The new European Hyperloop Center will be open to hyperloop developers from all over the world. This will promote cooperation, in order to accelerate the development of a technology that could offer a clean alternative to air travel.
Empowering Millions of Indians With Renewable Microgrid Electricity
Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd, which will address one of the most pervasive challenges in modern India: the lack of access to affordable, reliable electricity for millions of rural homes and enterprises.
Funding for utility-scale energy storage technology
Energy Vault has completed a $110 million Series B funding round. The investment for the round was made by SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) in its first investment in energy storage technology.
Electric Vehicles Enter Phase of Fastest Growth
Like most other new products, electric vehicles sell in an S curve of a slow start with over supply.
Tata Motors Electric Bus Surge
With excellent bus designs, Tata Motors is now participating in tender bids for all state transport corporations in India. Things are moving fast in the electric bus market, as appraised by IDTechEx in their new report 'Electric Buses 2019 - 2029'.
Tata Steel has demonstrated work to grow polycrystalline CVD graphene film directly on a steel material.
Key to Successful Pure Electric Cars
There is no correlation of successful sales numbers or value with oil price or even up-front price in relation to electric cars. Dr Peter Harrop explores their trajectory.
League Table of EV Manufacturers: Next Winners and Losers
The EV business is highly fragmented with great scope for consolidation leading to economy of scale.
India's first grid scale energy storage system
AES India has started construction on India's first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10 megawatt solution that will serve the electric grid.
China: Electric Vehicle Program Beyond Cars
The Chinese government shrewdly controls supply and demand for sectors it deems important. As elsewhere it has to cope with people moving to cities.
CRISPR-based technology to control pests
Combining historical lessons with modern genetic technologies, scientists have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly diseases.
Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018
At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
Slashed OLED production costs herald new era for lighting
A new generation of lighting products could soon be illuminating our homes and businesses after a high-profile group of researchers demonstrated that the cost of producing flexible OLED panels can be reduced by over 90%.
Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
Guiding marine robots to optimal sampling sites
Observing the world's oceans is increasingly a mission assigned to autonomous underwater vehicles — marine robots that are designed to drift, drive, or glide through the ocean without any real-time input from human operators. Critical questions that AUVs can help to answer are where, when, and what to sample for the most informative data, and how to optimally reach sampling locations.
A new way to store thermal energy
A new chemical composite could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for cooking or heating after dark.
World record solar cells for "move"
Swiss start-up Flisom is ready for the global market: the company, a spin-off from ETH Zürich and Empa, has developed a unique roll-to-roll process for the cost-effective production of flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar modules.
TM4 and Cummins: Evolving Strategies to Benefit from EV Surge
On May 11, 2017, traction motor manufacturer TM4 Inc. and diesel maker Cummins Inc. announced a joint effort to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional hybrid buses.
EV forecasts turn upwards
From its facts based research, IDTechEx has what some regarded as over-optimistic forecasts for electric cars. However, others are now matching or exceeding our optimism.
Far-UK are a material and process manufacturing developer. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Lyndon Sanders (Director and General Manager).