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4 Dec

A new CO2 - negative energy source as an alternative to coal and oil

Using an existing, operational plant in Austria, NextFuel is introducing a completely new solution to climate change that is CO2 negative, cheap and massively scalable. The NextFuel briquette, made from fast growing elephant grass on marginal land, favorably competes with the rising cost of oil and the price of coal in most markets.
11 Sep

Off grid small nuclear power

Nuclear industry leaders have outlined the concrete steps they are taking to help reach the goal of the Harmony initiative - to achieve a 25% share of world electricity production by 2050 through the addition of 1000 GWe of new capacity. Launched three years ago, Harmony encompasses three objectives - a level playing field for all clean-energy sources of electricity, harmonised regulatory processes, and an effective safety paradigm.
7 Aug

Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain

The common goals are clear: certifiable standards, safe origins and transparency in the procurement of high-risk raw materials and a tangible improvement in the working and living conditions of people locally. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains.
1 Aug

Cryptocurrency funded power for Kenya

Sun Exchange, based in South Africa but micro-leasing solar power in Africa, has announced a new partnership with Powerhive, a rural mini-grid solutions provider opening up the crypto-economy to provide access to energy in rural Kenya.
14 Jun

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.
13 Jun

Small cut in EU's total greenhouse gas emissions

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union decreased by 0.4 % in 2016, according to latest official data published by the European Environment Agency. Using less coal to produce heat and electricity was enough to make a slight cut in total emissions despite an increase in transport emissions for the third consecutive year.
8 Jun

IDTechEx's Energy and Mobility Research at Cambridge Insight Forums

IDTechEx will be hosting the coming 19th, 20th and 21st of June the IDTechEx's Business and Technology Insight Forums at Wolfson College in Cambridge. IDTechEx's Energy & Mobility Team will be presenting our latest research on Electric Vehicle Markets and Technologies on the 20th of June.
26 Mar

Fish scale-derived collagen effective for healing wounds

Scientists have established that collagen derived from fish scales could be effective for various biomedical applications such as wound healing.
27 Feb

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Lorenzo Grande
13 Feb

Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
23 Jan

Perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Skanska's commercial development business unit in Central Eastern Europe will be the first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale.
23 Jan

Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
12 Jan

Desalination: Off Grid Zero Emission 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
8 Dec

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Franco Gonzalez
1 Nov

Distributed Generation: Minigrid Microgrid Zero Emission 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Lorenzo Grande and Dr Xiaoxi He
8 Aug

Wearable to prevent sexual assault

The team demonstrate the practicality of their unobtrusive design with user studies that support the technological development.
28 Jul

Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
13 Jul

Last Mile Electric Vehicles 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
6 Jul

Electric Buses 2018-2038

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
12 Jun

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.