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Novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity

Novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity

Apr 24, 2017 Hong Kong
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a novel technology of embedding highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber.
Project turns waste heat to electricity

Project turns waste heat to electricity

Apr 21, 2017 United States
Vast amounts of energy are wasted every year in the form of heat. A new project seeks to efficiently capture that heat and convert it to electricity.
Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Apr 20, 2017 1 Worldwide
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
Infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat

Infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat

Apr 19, 2017 United States
A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy.
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

Apr 19, 2017 United States
High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made with graphite or other carbon-based materials.
How some battery materials expand without cracking

How some battery materials expand without cracking

Apr 18, 2017 United States
When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside.
Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device

Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device

Apr 17, 2017 United States
Researchers, reporting in the journal ACS Nano, have developed a light-weight, paper-based device inspired by the Chinese and Japanese arts of paper-cutting that can harvest and store energy from body movements.
Can Welsh marine energy really boost the economy?

Can Welsh marine energy really boost the economy?

Apr 14, 2017 United Kingdom
The end of March this year saw a flurry of activity in the Welsh marine sector.
Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027

Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027

Apr 13, 2017 Worldwide
Vehicle emissions regulations for 2025 and 2030 are unlikely to be met by conventional vehicle technology as applied to most vehicles beyond small cars. Going to strong hybrid and pure electric powertrains involves considerable expense and delay and often totally new platforms.
Germany EV laggard to leader

Germany EV laggard to leader

Apr 13, 2017
Germany took a wrong course in vehicle powertrains initially resisting government support for electric vehicles, but many German industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are now going electric.
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Learnings from Electric & Hybrid Conference Germany April 2017

Learnings from Electric & Hybrid Conference Germany April 2017

Apr 13, 2017
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop attended the recent Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Symposium in Singelfelden, Germany. In this article he shares his findings from the conference.
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Apr 12, 2017
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 18 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May 2017 (www.IDTechEx.com/europe).
EV programs accelerated in face of new air pollution horrors

EV programs accelerated in face of new air pollution horrors

Apr 12, 2017 1
The more you look the more you see and, in the case of air pollution, it is bad news all the way.