Conductive ink: automotive industry a significant growth opportunity
The automotive industry has emerged as a significant market opportunity for suppliers of conductive pastes and similar materials. It has the potential to one day rival in significance the irreplaceable photovoltaic market. Almost every major paste supplier with a global profile is re-organising its team and its product portfolio to capture this rising trend.
Making Waves: From Automotive to Marine
Why new CO2 targets and global sulphur limitations will be a win for battery demand in ships.
Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires
Lithium batteries are what allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known, but so is their tendency to occasionally catch on fire - an occurrence known to battery researchers as "thermal runaway."
Bioplastics are a good use for power from intermittent sources
Electricity harvested from the sun or wind can be used interchangeably with power from coal or petroleum sources. Or sustainably produced electricity can be turned into something physical and useful.
Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air
A promising alternative to conventional power plants, solid oxide fuel cells use electrochemical methods that can generate power more efficiently than existing combustion-based generators. But fuel cells tend to degrade too quickly, eating up any efficiency gains through increased cost.
Best Technical Development Within Energy Storage Award
DTechEx hosted their annual technology show in Berlin this week. Ending the first day was the award ceremony where IDTechEx recognise company development and success.