8 Jun 2023
Battolyser Systems are a Dutch company developing a hybrid battery-electrolyzer system.
5 Apr 2023
U-Battery is a primarily British consortium of companies including Urenco, Rolls Royce, and others working on a micro small modular reactor, largely for industrial power applications. The gas-cooled reactor would have an electrical power output of 4MW. IDTechEx attended a roundtable with the U-Battery team.
4 Oct 2022
Wind Energy Start-up Kitepower Raises €850K
With their mobile airborne wind system, the Delft start-up Kitepower provides the future of green wind energy: cheaper, more practical, easy to move and energy can be generated even when there is little wind. Meanwhile, 738 investors stepped in and 120% of the investment money has been raised with the crowdfunding.
30 Aug 2022
Microscopy Reveals Mechanism Behind new CRISPR Tool
New research offers insights into a line of CRISPR systems, which could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.
26 Jul 2022
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development
Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
7 Jun 2022
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems
The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
2 May 2022
Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible
Researchers have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 - up till now. The discovery makes use of 2D quantum materials and paves the way towards superconducting computing. Superconductors can make electronics hundreds of times faster, all with zero energy loss.
20 Apr 2022
Bacterial Soundtracks Revealed by Graphene Membrane
Have you ever wondered if bacteria make distinctive sounds? If we could listen to bacteria, we would be able to know whether they are alive or not. When bacteria are killed using an antibiotic, those sounds would stop - unless of course the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic. This is exactly what a team of researchers have managed to do: they captured low-level noise of a single bacterium using graphene.
4 Mar 2022
Applied Nanolayers work on the production of graphene and other 2D materials at the wafer scale. IDTechEx spoke with Paul Hedges (CEO and Co-founder).
5 Nov 2021
Novel 3D Printing Technique to Engineer Biofilms
The research may aid in developing drugs to fight the negative effects of these microorganisms that adhere to surfaces.
3 Sep 2021
€45million EU-SCORES Project: Multi-Source Offshore Marine Energy
A new €45million marine energy project - European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) - is paving the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025.
19 Jul 2021
Swarm of Autonomous Tiny Drones Can Localize Gas Leaks
When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters currently need to go in with gas sensing instruments. Finding the gas leak may take considerable time, while they are risking their lives. Researchers have now developed the first swarm of tiny - and hence very safe - drones that can autonomously detect and localize gas sources in cluttered indoor environments.
7 Jun 2021
3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space
Researchers use 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae that has applications not only for energy and medicine, but also for fashion and space exploration.
Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained popularity in recent years as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those that mimic nature.
11 Jan 2021
5M€ For Development of a Hybrid Testing Platform for Ocean Energy
VALID is a 3-year project designed to develop a Hybrid Testing Platform for accelerated testing with methodologies by combining the virtual and physical environment, reducing cost in the product developing process, tackling scaling challenges and lowering uncertainties once fully demonstrated in the ocean.
25 Sep 2020
Lithium Metal Battery with a Protective Layer
Researchers have taken an important step towards a new type of Li-ion battery, which can be found in our smartphones, laptops and electric cars, among other things. For the first time, they succeeded in making an electrolyte that goes well with an anode made of lithium metal. Lithium metal is the holy grail for anodes. In theory, a two to three times higher energy density can be achieved with this material compared to current batteries.