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Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?

Imagine being able to charge your electric car in minutes rather than hours, or your smartphone in seconds. That’s the enticing prospect being touted by researchers who reckon they’ve discovered a new material that could boost the performance of a carbon-based supercapacitor – sometimes called an ultracapacitor – a type of energy storage device that […]

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How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

High-voltage direct-current transmission lines hold the key to slashing greenhouse gases. everal miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, on a cattle ranch east of the Continental Divide, construction crews have begun laying down roads and pads that could eventually underpin up to 1,000 wind turbines. Once complete, the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project could generate around 12 […]

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Battery Powered Trucks, what is the cost?

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New Venture Tackles Clean Energy’s Biggest Problem

Serial Battery Entrepreneur’s New Venture Tackles Clean Energy’s Biggest Problem MIT’s Yet-Ming Chiang has launched a flow battery startup aimed at making renewable energy competitive with fossil fuels. MIT professor Yet-Ming Chiang has launched his latest storage bet, a flow battery startup designed to make renewable energy directly competitive with fossil fuels (see “24M’s Batteries […]

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The Plan A2Z Software Promotional Video has been selected as one of the ten finalist by Citrix in the Citrix ready spotlight video contest.  

Everything that we produce we do through the integration of creativity and purpose.  Foremost we at CerCis believe that the tools that people use must exist to serve the people who are working with the tool.  There must be no awkward interface or second guessing by our clients; people don’t want to ponder over assembly instructions, wrestle over […]

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Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening

In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are he is keeping your lights on. The largely unknown story of his company is worth telling because it is genuinely revolutionary. Dong stands for Danish oil […]

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Novel method for synthesis of molecular hydrogen sets benchmark for platinum-free electrocatalysts

              Figure. a) Synthetic scheme of MoNi4 electrocatalyst supported by the MoO2 cuboids on nickel foam; b) polarization curves of the MoNi4 electrocatalyst supported by the MoO2 cuboids, pure Ni nanosheets and MoO2 cuboids on the nickel foam; c) calculated adsorption free energy diagram for the Tafel step. Credit: […]

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Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient

              Synthesis of SrTiOmeso crystals by topotactic epitaxial growth. Credit: Kobe University Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold. The discovery was made by […]

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Study from MIT Energy Initiative will explore the future of transportation

“Mobility of the Future” study examines how developments in technology, fuel, infrastructure, policy, and consumer preference will drive transportation changes. Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative Energy demand for transportation — which today accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world’s energy consumption — is expected to rise substantially as a growing middle class in emerging […]

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