Resurrected batteries to stabilize power grid

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A project involving three partners is connecting old batteries in Hamburg to form a large-scale storage system to keep the power grid stable.

Ductile materials for Arctic conditions

Ductile materials for Arctic conditions

The Norwegian company Sintef is testing materialsfor the production of oil and gas at Arctic temperatures between -40 and -60°.

Linde launches retail hydrogen fueling station in the U.S.

Linde launches retail hydrogen fueling station in the U.S.

The North American subsidiary of the Linde Group, Linde LLC, has put its first retail hydrogen fueling station in the U.S. into operation.

Direct Carbon Fuel Cells: An Ultra-Low Emission Technology for Power Generation

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A group of CSIRO researchers provide a broad overview of direct carbon fuel cells.

Compact nuclear fusion reactor

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US engineering company Lockheed Martin has reported that it has developed a new design for a fusion reactor that could be in use in a decade.

Aviation biofuel made from tobacco plants

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Boeing Partners with South African Airways for a pioneering project that will make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new tobacco plant, not cigarettes.

Silicon carbide finds its place (in a nuclear reactor)

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Toshiba and IBIDEN unveil a prototype silicon carbide fuel assembly cover for use in nuclear power stations.

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Cobalt boron alloyed cast material

Development of cobalt and boron alloyed steel with more resistance at high temperatures avoids CO2 emission and increases the efficiency of power plants.

Considering Emissions From Amine-Based CO2 Capture Before Deployment

Figure 2.  CSIRO smog chamber facility.

Post-combustion CO2 capture presents a great opportunity to reduce emissions, but some hurdles still exist before widespread deployment can be considered.

Testing solar collectors from the Zugspitze to the Negev Desert

From the German Zugspitze to Israel’s Negev desert, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE are investigating the aging of solar collectors and components under extreme climate conditions. Image copyright Fraunhofer ISE.

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE have been investigating the effects of extreme environments on solar collectors.