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University of California divests from fossil fuels, puts $1 billion into clean energy

Student activism has shaped history in powerful ways, and college students have gained traction recently on a long-standing front: divestment of endowment and pension funds from the fossil fuel industry. The University of California system last month completed a $1 billion divestment from oil, gas and coal, instead putting the money in clean energy…


Plan would make South Jersey a hub for wind-energy manufacturing

Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled plans Tuesday for a massive South Jersey wind energy project he said would create thousands of jobs, produce millions in investment and position New Jersey as a leader in the green energy industry. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” Murphy said of the New Jersey Wind Port project, which would be built on…


Unique Ways to Generate Renewable Energy in The Future

The energy sector is undergoing a revolutionary change because of the desire to go green and create an environment-friendly world. Based on the data released by IRENA, it is clear that the global renewable power generation capacity is expanding rapidly, and has almost doubled from 2008 to 2020. Many startups around the world…


5 US Clean Energy Projects That Barreled Through the Coronavirus Lockdowns

Fears that the coronavirus outbreak would sideswipe the U.S. clean energy market appear overblown so far — and the proof is in the projects. 2020 is the most socially and economically disruptive year for Americans in a generation. It’s also likely to be the biggest year in history for U.S. installations of wind turbines, solar panels and batteries…


Bluetooth Enhances EV and Hybrid Battery-Management Systems

Modern hybrids and full electrical vehicles (EVs) use a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery for power. These batteries are known for providing the most energy per size and weight. While physical attributes like size and weight are important, the electrical characteristics are what determines the effectiveness of the battery. Of serious importance is the fact…


Get on the grid: the coming vanadium battery revolution

Here at The Armchair Trader we think the global transition to clean energy is going to be one of the dominant investment themes of the next decade, on a scale comparable with that of the Internet revolution in the 1990s or the smartphone in the 2010s. But energy storage remains a big issue – even with all those new sources of power…

Vanadium is eminently recyclable. It is possible for vanadium miners to lease the material out to battery users for a lengthy period and then take it back to be recycled. That is one of the key advantages it enjoys over lithium, for example.

Clive de Larrabeiti, founder of Pineapple Power

Overcoming global challenges with microalgae biorefineries

All over the world, highly industrialized regions are struggling with the same problems: they produce too much CO2 which is accelerating climate change, and high level of pollutants in the air has been linked with diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular problems, and pneumonia. With the widening gap between the rich and poor, more and more…

Process biotechnology can play a very important role in addressing contemporary global challenges in the areas of energy, the environment, and healthcare.

Professor Ramkrishna Sen from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

China’s BYD nabs $113M to produce IGBTs, the ‘CPU of electric cars’

BYD Co., the Chinese auto giant backed by Warren Buffett, is rushing to make China self-sufficient in the production of electric vehicles. On Monday, the firm said in a filing it has secured 800 million yuan ($113 million) in a Series A+ round for its chipmaking arm, BYD Semiconductor. At stake is the race to make so-called insulated gate bipolar transistors…


Fluence Lines Up 2300 Megawatt-hours of Orders for Sixth-Generation Energy Storage Technology From Customers Including Enel, LS Power, sPower and Siemens

Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, today unveiled its sixth-generation energy storage technology stack combining factory-built hardware, advanced software and data-driven intelligence. Drawing on more than 12 years of industry leadership and innovation, the new technology is changing the way energy storage systems are built and operated…


NIKOLA SEMI VS TESLA SEMI TRUCK – HYDROGEN FUEL CELL VS ELECTRIC

Semi-trucks might not be the most interesting vehicle for those of us interested in automobiles, but they represent an important market for electrification, at least if we still want worldwide carbon emissions to drop. Even if semi-trucks aren’t your thing, you have no doubt heard of both the upcoming Tesla Semi and Nikola One, both taking the…


System enables decentralized production of green hydrogen

Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology, together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering, have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen. As an alternative propulsion technology in the transport sector, hydrogen is playing an important role in the energy transition…

The OSOD system can switch to standby mode in the case of low demand and resume hydrogen production at any time if required. This on-demand release and integrated storage is the USP of the OSOD H2 Generator, and sets it apart from other similar products.

Gernot Voitic, lead project manager of R&D at Rouge H2 Engineering

Wärtsilä shares key insights on how its storage technology will power the Fekola hybrid energy project in Mali

On a continent richly endowed with natural minerals, mining is one of the biggest trades in Africa. Remote, energy-intensive and fuel-dependent mine owners are dealing with high energy costs as a result of mining operations for a myriad of practical applications and infrastructure development. To improve power supply at their off-grid…


MENA sees future in new clean energy technology

Following the 2016 Paris climate accord, which 194 states and the European Union have signed onto, efforts to achieve a low-carbon world are slowly being realised. As a result of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s renewable capacity growth beginning in 2018, this part of the world could emerge as a pioneer of new clean energy technology…


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