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Clean Up the Critical Rare Earth Supply Chain

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire, and the United States then took serious steps to reduce and clean up pollution caused by industry. The benefits of these steps are obvious: American air and water are cleaner; the American population is physically healthier. Looking abroad, though, it is obvious that significant sources of pollution were not…

First Long-Duration Liquid Air Energy Storage System Planned for the US

Plans to build the first long-duration liquid air energy storage system in the United States are underway. The minimum 50-megawatt facility expected to provide more than eight hours of storage — 400 megawatt hours — is being planned for northern Vermont. Long-duration energy storage company Highview Power Storage and renewable…

Air turns to liquid when cooled down to -196°C (-320°F), and can then be stored very efficiently in insulated, low pressure vessels. Exposure to ambient temperatures causes rapid re-gasification and a 700-fold expansion in volume, which is then used to drive a turbine and create electricity without combustion.

Highview Power

UNTAPPED POTENTIAL: Renewable Energy in Indonesia, part 3

Reports from international energy agencies and studies done by scholars confirm the significant potential of Indonesia to generate power from renewable energy sources. The table below shows the summary of the total capacity potential of each RE source against the 2018 installed capacity. The values above show the staggering…

AFRICA: Solar Show Africa 2020 will focus on solutions and innovations

The largest and oldest African electricity trade fair will take place in Johannesburg from the 31st of March to the 1st of April 2020 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The lounge area is mainly designed to inspire and encourage the exchange of knowledge, project opportunities and discover the sector’s innovations. Utilities, IPPs (independent power…

Will Blockchain Bloom Into a Full Stack Technology?

The evolution of blockchain over the past year has been breathtaking. Although the technology is now more than ten-years-old, over the past couple of years its has moved out of a narrow use-case in cryptocurrency to a wider enterprise use-case where it is being used to store and protect data. However, there are literally hundreds of…

The future will certainly be decentralized. Blockchain is an enabling technology in the Web3 stack that we believe developers will have an incremental, evolutionary path toward. Brand new projects can start today with the most modern technology stack to support a data-centric architecture for enterprises.

Buck Flannigan is VP of global partners at Winston-Salem, NC. -based Fluree

2020: The year of living smart

This New Year, a leap year, will not just be another year but a landmark in many ways. It marks almost a quarter-century of internet use for consumers in India. With each passing year, we are getting more immersed in the digital age and 2020 will surely be transformational in that aspect. The year also marks the start of another decade which will…

Free of heavy metals, new battery design could alleviate environmental concerns

Today, IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure. As battery-powered alternatives for…

10 Puerto Rican schools now have renewable micogrids from RMI and partners

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Save the Children and Kinesis Foundation, have completed the installation of 10 renewable microgrids in 10 schools located in the mountainous region of Puerto Rico. Many of the schools that received microgrid systems were without power for six months after the 2017 hurricanes. Four hundred faculty…

We are pleased the schools microgrid program will ensure students and faculty members now have access to a resilient learning environment. We hope this project will inspire and encourage other schools and critical facilities to explore solar microgrids as a pathway to building local energy resilience.

Roy Torbert, RMI’s Puerto Rico program leader

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