20 Aug 2021
Circuitbreakers Based on Graphene Could Safeguard the Electrical Grid
The electrical grid relies on circuitbreakers to protect infrastructure from damage caused by excess current. These circuitbreakers are lubricated using grease, which can stiffen and dry out, threatening the safety of the whole system. To solve this, researchers at the Graphene Flagship have designed maintenance-free circuitbreakers enabled by self-lubricating graphene composites.
11 Aug 2021
CorPower Completes World's Largest Wave Energy Test-Rig
CorPower has constructed the world's largest wave energy test-rig following an intense two-year project. The 45-tonne moving mass system, installed at CorPower's Stockholm base, is capable of simulating ocean wave conditions anywhere in the world.
29 Jul 2021
Tanso is a start-up company working on the automation of composite manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Hemant Bheda (Founder and Chairman).
6 Jul 2021
Roboze is a 3D printing company that specialize in high-performance polymers and composites. IDTechEx spoke with Ilaria Guicciardini (Head of Marketing), Davide Schiena (EMEA Head of Application Engineering & Customer Success), and Megan Silva (Community Builder)
7 Jun 2021
Hitachi ABB Power Grids announces Sustainability 2030
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced Sustainability 2030 - its strategic plan for sustainability. Through Sustainability 2030 the global technology leader has outlined its main commitments to act and drive business in a sustainable way.
5 May 2021
PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment
X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
19 Apr 2021
Ten All-Electric Ferries for Lisbon
Increased electrification of transportation, including inland waterway transport, will play a key role in helping Portugal achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the national 2050 Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the transport sector aims to achieve 98 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2005, by strengthening the role of the public transport system and replacing current fossil fuel means of transportation with a mainly electric fleet.
13 Apr 2021
Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling
The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK. A solution is a step closer, as Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner and more sustainable.
12 Apr 2021
World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut
The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world's first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.
5 Apr 2021
Natron Energy are a US-based start-up developing a high-rate, long cycle life sodium-ion battery chemistry.
10 Mar 2021
Cellulose Based Materials for 3D Printing
Cellulose is an ideal raw material for electrical insulation components, but the manufacturing of products requires a considerable measure of craftsmanship.
21 Dec 2020
How is the Hydrogen Market Evolving?
IDTechEx investigate the evolution of the hydrogen market and the development of the hydrogen economies of the major countries around the world in their new report "The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods".
18 Dec 2020
Lion Electric are based in Quebec, Canada. They were founded in 2008 and have established themselves as a leading player in the all-electric school bus market, delivering over 300 EV school buses in the US and Canada.
24 Jun 2020
MX3D are a large-scale metal 3D printing company specializing in wire arc additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Gijs van der Velden (CEO).