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New service recycles and recovers pressurised gas cylinders

New service recycles and recovers pressurised gas cylinders
Launching a new service designed to provide a complete and compliant way of disposing of compressed gas cylinders, Veolia is keen to push this in a range of industries. To support this new service the company has invested in a dedicated facility, located at the Empire Treatment Plant in the Midlands, which safely removes and treats the contents of the cylinders to ensure full compliance with all statutory and environmental requirements.
31st January 2018

Harnessing the power of algae for greener fuel cells

Harnessing the power of algae for greener fuel cells
  A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
11th January 2018

Are self healing triboelectrics on the way up?

Are self healing triboelectrics on the way up?
  Analysts at IDTechEx have appraised the technology and potential commercialisation of triboelectrics, which is a new form of energy harvesting based on similar materials and think there is potential for partnerships. There has been considerable progress with self-healing polymers just lately, with the researchers dreaming of use in regular tires and phones.
4th January 2018


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


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