21 Mar 2022
Flow Battery Stores Power in Simple Organic Compound
The intermittent supply of green electricity requires large-scale storage to keep our power grids stable. Since normal batteries do not scale very well, the idea of using flow batteries, which store electricity in a fluid is attractive. However, these batteries contain rare metals and are expensive. Scientists have designed a flow battery electrolyte that may solve both problems.
27 Jan 2022
New Ultra-Fast 3D Printer Works like a Reverse Scanner
A new 3D printer combines the principles of a CT scanner with light modelling of materials to produce objects with unique property combinations in record time.
29 Oct 2021
BluSense Diagnostics is an in vitro diagnostics company with core technology in microfluidics and immuno-magnetic assays for point-of-care testing of infectious diseases. IDTechEx analyst Andy Ko spoke with BluSense CEO Maarten van der Linden and CSO Dr Marco Donolato on 29/10/2021.
1 Oct 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun
After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
31 May 2021
World's Smallest Fruit Picker Controlled by AI
Physicists have studied whether valuable chemical substances can be harvested directly from the cells of plants. Using a harvester measuring only a few microns, they have now achieved a technological breakthrough.
27 May 2021
Lithoz GmbH is an Austrian-based company manufacturing and selling ceramics 3D printers and materials using their Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM) technology. IDTechEx spoke with Isabel Potestio, Business Development & Sales Manager at Lithoz GmbH.
4 Jul 2020
BioPhero is a Danish company developing new methods of producing insect pheromones that can be used to control pests without needing environmentally damaging synthetic pesticides.
25 Feb 2019
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics
For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the "miracle material" graphene to produce nanoscale electronics. On paper, graphene should be great for just that: it is ultra-thin - only one atom thick in fact and therefore two-dimensional, it is excellent for conducting electrical current and should be ideal for future forms of electronics that are faster and more energy efficient.
15 May 2018
Optimising management of microgrids
Guillermo Domínguez, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research said that future power systems with high penetration of renewable generation and ICT will facilitate better controllability and observability of the grid. However, new challenges for low voltage distribution networks have arisen where the increasing distributed generation is mainly PV installed on the roofs of buildings.
10 Dec 2015
Storing electricity in paper
Researchers have developed power paper - a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy.
23 Sep 2014
X-ray imaging paves way for novel solar cell production
Scientists have developed a method that can reliably produce efficient tandem plastic solar cells of many metres in length.
30 Jul 2014
New catalyst paves the way for eco-friendly fuel
Researchers have developed a platinum-yttrium catalyst which is stable and even more active than the existing platinum catalysts. This paves the way for cheaper fuel cells.
23 Jun 2014
Organic solar cells reach manufacturing milestone
Scientists in Denmark have devised a rapid, scalable and industrially viable way to manufacture large sheets of flexible organic tandem solar cells.
12 Jun 2013
Solar Press and FOM Technologies equipment distribution agreement
Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) technology developer Solar Press has entered into a distribution agreement with specialist equipment company FOM Technologies for the sale of its unique, high performance fabrication and test equipment for functional materials research.
21 Mar 2013
Heraeus Clevios™ PEDOT:PSS Technology in printed organic solar
Fully roll-to-roll printable organic photovoltaic energy cells (OPV's) have been produced by the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Energy Conservation and Storage (DTU) using printed Clevios™ PEDOT:PSS from Heraeus Conductive Polymers Division rather than traditional vacuum processed Indium Tin Oxide.
15 May 2012
The Clean4Yield project
The Clean4Yield project will work to develop new technologies capable of inspecting moving foils for micro- and nanoscale dust particles and defects, and for cleaning / repairing layers as necessary.