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Ammonia in a CO2-neutral future
Greater knowledge of storing ammonia in solid materials may prove to be important for the future of CO2-free transport. Risø DTU and the company Amminex A / S have received DKK 9,4 million from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to develop new materials that can clean exhaust gases from diesel vehicles of toxic NOx emissions. (2011-07-04)

Investment in energy storage vital if renewables to achieve full potential
Government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems if renewable power is to be fully integrated into the sector, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. (2016-05-26)

University of Minnesota invention helps advance reliability of alternative energy
A University of Minnesota invention could help make storage of solar and wind energy more efficient and economical. The invention was licensed to SustainX, a leading global developer of grid-scale energy storage solutions that use patented isothermal compressed air methods to store large amounts of energy cleanly and economically. (2012-04-16)

Solar heating could cover over 80 person of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries
According to researchers at Aalto University, by using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy with competitive prices. This result is also valid for Sweden, Norway, Alaska, northern Canada and other locations at the same latitudes. (2017-06-20)

NSF awards $1.2 million grant to Clemson professor for energy storage research
Clemson University physics professor Apparao Rao has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the use of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage. (2012-09-20)

Smarter energy storage for solar and wind power
Development of the first hybrid battery suitable for storing electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is now a step closer. (2007-11-26)

Storing solar power increases energy consumption and emissions, study finds
Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In fact, storing solar energy for nighttime use actually increases both energy consumption and emissions compared with sending excess solar energy directly to the utility grid. (2017-01-30)

NREL report finds similar value in 2 CSP technologies
Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found. (2014-02-11)

Finding balance between green energy storage, harvesting
Generating power through wind or solar energy is dependent on the abundance of the right weather conditions, making finding the optimal strategy for storage crucial to the future of sustainable energy usage. Research published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy identifies key indicators that will help achieve balance between green energy storage capacity and harvesting capability and determine the energy potential of a region. (2020-06-02)

Capturing China's CO2 to lower emissions
China's potential for carbon capture and storage, an essential technology to achieve low global emissions, will be examined next week at a conference of senior scientific experts from China and the EU. It will be hosted by the British Geological Survey in Nottingham on Feb. 10-12, 2009. (2009-02-04)

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research published by Nature Energy. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing and installing carbon capture technologies would be better invested in creating more solar panels and wind turbines and focusing on developing energy storage options to support these instead. (2019-04-08)

100 percent renewable energy sources require overcapacity
Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar -- or photovoltaic (PV) -- power could replace nuclear power. However, these sources depend on the weather conditions. In a new study published in EPJ Plus, Fritz Wagner from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Germany analyzed weather conditions using 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 data derived from the electricity supply system itself, instead of relying on meteorological data. (2017-01-25)

A touch of potassium yields better hydrogen-storage materials
An international research team, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types of hydrogen compounds. The findings are published in the Web edition of Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (2009-04-15)

Toward a 'green grid' for delivering solar and wind-based electricity
After years of neglect, scientists and policy makers are focusing more attention on developing technologies needed to make the so-called (2011-04-13)

Philips patents TU Eindhoven's energy return system
An increasing number of private individuals supply their excess energy, from external energy sources (windmills and solar cells), to the electricity grid and only take energy from the grid when necessary. Dutch-sponsored researcher Haimin Tao examined how this externally generated energy can be better stored and transferred. Philips has acquired a patent for a part of the system. (2008-01-24)

Aqueous storage device needs only 20 seconds to go
A KAIST research team developed a new hybrid energy storage device that can be charged in less than half a minute. It employs aqueous electrolytes instead of flammable organic solvents, so it is both environmentally friendly and safe. It also facilitates a boosting charge with high energy density, which makes it suitable for portable electronic devices. (2018-02-28)

Prepare CO2 capture and storage now for greater environmental benefit later
CO2 capture and storage can make a major contribution to CO2 reduction in the Netherlands. By the mid-21st century 80 to 110 million tons of CO2 per year could be avoided in the sectors energy, industry and transport. This is half of the current CO2 emission. Moreover, this can be realized against acceptable costs concludes Dutch researcher Kay Damen. (2007-04-13)

PolyU develops novel eco high performance energy storage device
The Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a simple approach to synthesize novel environmentally friendly manganese dioxide ink by using glucose. (2015-09-23)

Concentrated solar power with thermal energy storage can help utilities' bottom line, study shows
The storage capacity of concentrating solar power can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. (2013-01-08)

New hybrid device can both capture and store solar energy
Researchers have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation to distillation and desalination. (2019-11-20)

Smarter memory device holds key to greener gadgets
Fast, low-energy memory for MP3s, smartphones and cameras could become a reality thanks to a development by scientists. (2011-03-28)

NREL heats up thermal energy storage with new solution meant to ease grid stress
Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a simple way to better evaluate the potential of novel materials to store or release heat on demand in your home, office, or other building in a way that more efficiently manages the building's energy use. (2021-02-16)

NREL tool finds effective behind-the-meter energy storage configurations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. The analysis paired recent utility rate structures with historic data on solar photovoltaic electricity generation and commercial facility loads to evaluate 6,860 unique scenarios. The results revealed that, in the absence of incentives, small battery systems reducing peak demand by 2.5 percent offer the most attractive return on investment. (2015-03-10)

Boosting the capacity of supercapacitors
Carefully designed covalent organic frameworks could make supercapacitor electrodes that have a greater ability to store electric charge. (2020-11-01)

Scientists discover record-breaking hydrogen storage materials for use in fuel cells
Scientists at the University of Virginia have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy much more efficient -- and affordable -- through higher-performing hydrogen fuel cells. (2007-11-12)

GM Holden and CSIRO - Developing the next generation of hybrid powered cars
CSIRO will work with GM Holden to develop supercapacitors, advanced batteries and energy management control systems for the next generation of hybrid powered vehicles. (2004-11-17)

MU researchers to study hydrogen storage for use in vehicles
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy to study low-pressure hydrogen storage. The grant is part of a DOE hydrogen fuel initiative that gave $11.2 million to 13 projects across the United States. (2007-05-31)

New nano-engineering strategy shows potential for improved advanced energy storage
Renewable energy platforms such as wind and solar need large-scale energy storage systems. Recent promising investigations using beyond-lithium ion batteries have been hampered by a lack of suitable electrode materials. Scientists using a strategy called strain-engineering in 2D materials now say new types of cathodes, suitable for advanced energy storage, can be developed using beyond-lithium ion batteries. (2020-07-03)

Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future
Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the water layers. The finding raises some interesting questions about the behavior of liquids when confined at this scale and holds promise for shaping future energy-storage technologies. (2017-04-28)

New way to predict when electric cars and home batteries become cost effective
The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. (2017-07-10)

Sandia Labs, Singapore join forces to develop energy storage
Sandia National Laboratories has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the government of Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) that will tap into the labs' expertise in energy storage. (2016-12-07)

Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors
An efficient in situ pathway to generate and attach oxygen functional groups to graphitic electrodes for supercapacitors by inducing hydrolysis of water molecules within the gel electrolyte. (2020-08-03)

How much energy storage costs must fall to reach renewable energy's full potential
The cost of energy storage will be critical in determining how much renewable energy can contribute to the decarbonization of electricity. But how far must energy storage costs fall? In a new study to be published Aug. 7 in the journal Joule, MIT researchers answer this question. They quantify cost targets for storage technologies to enable solar and wind energy with storage to reach competitiveness with other on-demand energy sources. (2019-08-07)

NREL to research revolutionary battery storage approaches in support of ARPA-E RANGE program
The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy has announced that a project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is among 22 projects that will receive funding to develop transformational electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. (2013-10-29)

New highly porous materials for safe, low-pressure storage of methane and hydrogen
A new aluminum-based metal-organic framework material achieves both high gravimetric and volumetric uptake and delivery of methane and hydrogen, researchers report. (2020-04-16)

UT Arlington team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion
A University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it's dark. (2015-07-01)

A model to simulate power fluctuations in large grids of photovoltaic stations is patented
Iñigo de la Parra Laita, an industrial engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has developed a model that has been patented and which is capable of simulating fluctuations in photovoltaic power. As he explains, 'just by knowing the irradiance recorded in one spot, the number of grouped power stations and the average surface area they occupy, we can simulate what fluctuations may take place in photovoltaic power.' (2015-02-27)

UK scientists lead China closer to carbon capture and storage
The British Geological Survey attended the launch of the Near Zero Emissions Coal Phase 1 study in Beijing, China today. The aim of which is to look at the feasibility of building coal-fired power plants in China fitted with CO2 capture and storage. BGS and the China University of Petroleum lead the CO2 geological storage part of this study, in partnership with other organizations. (2007-11-20)

Researchers identify a new gene with a key role in obesity and diabetes
An international team of scientists this week announced in Nature Medicine that they have identified a gene which regulates fat metabolism and is involved in the onset of obesity and related metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes. The researchers regard this gene as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance in humans. (2013-01-10)

Governments of Canada and Alberta release Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force report
The Honorable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honorable Mel Knight, Alberta Minister of Energy, today released the final report of the Canada-Alberta ecoENERGY Carbon Capture and Storage Task Force. The report, entitled Canada's Fossil Energy Future: The Way Forward on Carbon Capture and Storage, provides advice on how governments and industry can work together to facilitate and support the development of carbon capture and storage opportunities in Canada. (2008-01-31)

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