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Artificial photosynthesis for greener ethylene production

Artificial photosynthesis for greener ethylene production
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a prototype device that mimics natural photosynthesis to produce ethylene gas using only sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The novel method, which produces ethylene at room temperature and pressure using benign chemicals, could be scaled up to provide a more eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to the current method of ethylene production.
19th December 2017

€45m investment in Estonian torrefaction bio-coal plant

€45m investment in Estonian torrefaction bio-coal plant
A 100% owned subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment firm Momentum Capital, Baltania OÜ, has made a conditional investment decision to commission an industrial scale torrefaction bio-coal plant in Vägari, Estonia. Value of the investment is approximately €45m. Providing, that all conditions of the investment decision are met the construction of the bio-coal plant will start in Q2 2018.
4th December 2017

Expanding the University of Göttingen's modern energy supply

Expanding the University of Göttingen's modern energy supply
One of the pillars of the Energy Industry Act is the basic supply of electricity and gas to the economy. However, even more elementary is the safe and reliable energy supply in the medical sector. Both electricity and heat can save lives here. In order to ensure this security of supply in the future, the University Medical Foundation (UMG) and the University of Göttingen have initiated an innovative energy supply concept.
21st November 2017


DNA scaffolds could be used to harvest light energy

DNA scaffolds could be used to harvest light energy
  By organising pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure of naturally occurring photosynthetic structures. The researchers showed that their synthetic material can absorb light and efficiently transfer its energy along precisely controlled pathways.
16th November 2017

Biogas plant expands sustainable growth in Uruguay

Biogas plant expands sustainable growth in Uruguay
German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER has recently signed a contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than 6MW from cattle manure and fodder leftovers. The company will use the biogas for drying and steam generation purposes in the production process.  
14th November 2017

Are EIVs a reality or a wild-eyed dream?

Are EIVs a reality or a wild-eyed dream?
  The industry may have to rethink the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure warns IDTechEx, as multiple energy harvesting leads to Energy Independent electric Vehicles (EIV) range being thousands of kilometres.
8th September 2017

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University's Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing. Based on battery technology and made from layers of black phosphorus that are only a few atoms thick, the new device generates small amounts of electricity when it is bent or pressed even at the extremely low frequencies characteristic of human motion.
25th July 2017

Addressing the skills needs of the global marine energy sector

Addressing the skills needs of the global marine energy sector
Aiming to address the immediate and long-term skills needs of the global marine energy sector, a new UK-based company has launched. Headquartered in Cornwall, south-west England, UTM Consultants will leverage its extensive network together with its industry experience to source and supply the manpower solutions required to deliver complex ROV, survey, inspection, repair and maintenance projects to the oil and gas, renewable, hydrographic, marine, power and telecommunications sectors.
12th July 2017

Battery-free cellphone harvests ambient power

Battery-free cellphone harvests ambient power
University of Washington researchers have invented a cellphone that requires no batteries - a major leap forward in moving beyond chargers, cords and dying phones. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light. The team also made Skype calls using its battery-free phone, demonstrating that the prototype made of commercial, off-the-shelf components can receive and transmit speech and communicate with a base station.
6th July 2017

Molecular cages improve energy conversion and drug delivery

Molecular cages improve energy conversion and drug delivery
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have created 'molecular cages' that can maximise the efficiency of converting molecules in chemical reactions, and that may in future also be used as sensors and drug-delivery agents. The cages can be packed with different molecules, many of which have a specific task or functionality.
30th June 2017


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