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.
1 Dec 2010
Energy Express Focus Issue: Thin-film photovoltaic materials & devices
Developing renewable energy sources has never been more important, and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies show great potential in this field.
20 Sep 2010
The Macro Economics of OPV according to Riso DTU
Riso is the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark - DTU. It contributes to research, development and international exploitation of sustainable energy technologies and strengthens economic development in Denmark.