9 Mar 2022
Dynex Semiconductor (CRRC): EV Power Electronics
Dynex is a UK-based power electronics developer and manufacturer. They were acquired by CRRC and can now utilise China-based manufacturing for high volume orders.
30 Jul 2021
Solar Power and Desalination to be Efficiently Linked in New Project
Cranfield University will join 19 research partners spread through 12 countries to develop a first-of-a-kind plant which couples concentrated solar power (CSP) and desalination techniques.
14 Jul 2021
Calyos specialises in two-phase cooling solutions. IDTechEx interviewed Ben Sutton to discuss their proprietary loop heat pipe technology for various market applications.
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.
1 Dec 2020
Alstom to Supply Italy's First Hydrogen Trains
Alstom will supply six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, to Ferrovie Nord Milano, the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, for a total amount of approximately €160 million. The first train delivery is expected within 36 months of the date of the order.
17 Nov 2020
Renewable Energy Solutions to Decarbonise Buildings
Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.
6 Nov 2019
Alstom to Test its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Train in the Netherlands
Plans for a pilot project to test the Coradia iLint, the world's first passenger train powered by hydrogen fuel cells, for the first time in the Netherlands.
18 Oct 2018
Fuel cells make a comeback in electric vehicles
This coming November 14-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, leading players in the battery and energy storage industry will compete to capture the audience's attention over what technology is set to dominate in the coming decade.
24 Sep 2018
World's first hydrogen fuel cell train
The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, thus eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion. From 17 September onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable in Lower Saxony.
6 Sep 2018
More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles
IDTechEx Research has just published a new report 'Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029'. Fuel cells are commercially successful in stationary applications but commercially unsuccessful in vehicles, beyond a few thousand purchased for material handling vehicles, notably forklifts.
29 Nov 2017
Report on the Winton Symposium
IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
9 Nov 2017
A report from UITP-Busworld 2017
UITP-Busworld 2017 took place at Kortrijk Expo from the 23rd to the 25th October 2017. Running for over 40 years it is the worlds oldest and largest bus and coach exhibition. This year UITP and Busworld announced the first collaboration of their international bus conference in parallel to the Busworld exhibition.
Analyst Aman Atak was there to learn about new developments and products, as well as attending the conference, in parallel, on the outlook of electric buses in China.
10 Oct 2017
Stick, peel, or bounce: Controlling a freezing droplet's fate
When freezing droplets impact a surface, they generally either stick to it or bounce away. Controlling this response is crucial to many applications, including 3-D printing, the spraying of some surface coatings, and the prevention of ice formation on structures such as airplane wings, wind turbines, or power lines.
16 Aug 2017
SwissKitePower Project Switzerland
The SwissKitePower project is a multidisciplinary research and development effort aimed at creating a totally new device which can harness wind energy at high altitudes. The winds at altitude are stronger and more consistent than those at the ground and represent an enormous potential source of renewable energy.
22 Mar 2017
Hydrogen train first successful run
Alstom has successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h of the world's only fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint on its own test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony.
30 Jan 2017
Huge bet on hydrogen economy
In January 2017, it was announced that Toyota Motor Corporation and four of its biggest automotive competitors are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA with plans to invest a combined 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) in hydrogen-related products within five years.
19 Mar 2015
Brochier Technologies has developed a process to weave optical fibers. It became a separate company in 2007 and is currently located in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, France. Lightex technology consists of the weaving of optical fibers with lateral lighting, connected to LED to realise flexible or rigid illuminated surfaces.