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Electricity production : when enzymes rival platinum

Electricity production : when enzymes rival platinum

Sep 8, 2017 France
Making a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers have achieved. Three years after making their first prototype biocell, the researchers have just reached a new milestone and increased its performance and stability.
Water-based lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks now reality

Water-based lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks now reality

Sep 7, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.
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Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL)

Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL)

Sep 7, 2017 Australia
The PLuS Alliance has announced the winning candidates of its inaugural PLuS Alliance Prize, which recognises Research Innovation and Education Innovation.
IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Sep 6, 2017 United States
Silicon - the second most abundant element in the earth's crust - shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research.
The myth of EV charging station proliferation

The myth of EV charging station proliferation

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide
Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
Recipe for safer batteries:  just add diamonds

Recipe for safer batteries: just add diamonds

Sep 5, 2017 19
Researchers have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
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Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open

Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open

Sep 4, 2017 Worldwide
This article covers the challenges companies involved in thermoelectric energy harvesting have faced and possible areas of development in the future.
Perovskite fundraising

Perovskite fundraising

Sep 4, 2017 Australia
Greatcell Solar Limited is pleased to advise that it has raised $5.3 million from shareholders.
Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Insect eyes inspire perovskite design

Sep 4, 2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics.
Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Sep 1, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx is staging the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles 27-28 September at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, where the most advanced solar racing cars and boats are made and the necessary new forms of wind, solar and elastomer generator energy harvesting are developed.
More solar power thanks to titanium

More solar power thanks to titanium

Sep 1, 2017 China
Earth-abundant, cheap metals are promising photocatalytic electrode materials in artificial photosynthesis.
The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

Aug 31, 2017 Worldwide
After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and their potential in energy harvesting applications, it's now time to clearly look at what's hype and what's reality, and the technology developers in the field know that well.
Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Aug 31, 2017 6 Japan
Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun.