Lead batteries poised to support electric vehicle charging stations
Plans to introduce lead battery-supported electric vehicle charging stations have moved a step closer thanks to funding through a competitive grant awarded by the U.S. state of Missouri, made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program.
$5.5 million to apply machine learning to geothermal exploration
The US Department of Energy announced up to $5.5 million for 10 new projects to apply machine learning techniques to geothermal exploration and production. Machine learning - the use of advanced algorithms to identify patterns in and make inferences from data - could assist in finding and developing new geothermal resources.
Deep learning to assess suicide risks
Researchers are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation's 700,000 military veterans.
Assessment of tidal turbine planned for New York
The European Marine Energy Centre will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power's 5th Generation tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City's East River in 2020.
General Graphene Corporation
The company founded in 2014 using technology developed at ORNL in the US
Speeding development of fusion power
Can tokamak fusion facilities, the most widely used devices for harvesting on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars, be developed more quickly to produce safe, clean, and virtually limitless energy for generating electricity?
Right electrolyte doubles material's ability to store energy
Scientists have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes.
MGX enters next phase of high energy lithium-ion battery development
MGX and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.
Finding keyholes in metals 3D printing
New research has identified how and when tiny gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation - a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.
Consortium promises 'big leap' in performance for energy storage tech
A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level.
USA DOE launches lithium ion battery recycling R&D Centre: ReCell
The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry. But the technologies to optimize recycling of these batteries has not kept pace.
Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells
Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of "sweet spot" where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it.
IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies
The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
Fuel cell bus in the US has exceeded 25000 hours, more are close
Five fuel cell buses in the United States have exceeded the DOE/DOT target of 25,000 hours and one has surpassed 29,000 hours of drive time. This is comparable to the life expectancy of a diesel engine in a transit bus.