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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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European team announces superconductivity breakthrough

European researchers said Tuesday they had developed a cheaper and more efficient superconducting tape which could one day be used to double the potency of wind turbines. Eurotapes, a European research project on superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to channel electricity with zero resistance and very little power loss—has produced 600 metres (1,968 feet) of […]

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From teenager to pensioner—the green energy crowdfunders

Boosting the use of renewable energy has long been an ambition in Europe, but some efforts have powered down amid an ever-changing political landscape and dwindling finances. Now, crowdfunding is pulling in a new generation of green investors “I have always been interested in the environment. As a child, I thought ‘what if the world […]

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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades. According to […]

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GM, Honda team up to develop advanced hydrogen fuel cells

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. took a big step toward putting out vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells by forming a joint venture to produce the systems for both companies’ vehicles. The automakers expect to begin production in 2020 at a GM battery-pack facility south of Detroit, creating about 100 new jobs. They’ll […]

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