Author: Kent Harrington

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Name: Kent Harrington

September 11th, 2014

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fires Up in Iowa

By Kent Harrington
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After 10 years of R&D, 7 years of feedstock wrangling, and 2 years of construction, the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant finally opened for business.

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September 9th, 2014

Flow Battery Makers Battle over New Electrolyte

By Kent Harrington
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One flow battery manufacturer tossed its iron-chromium battery chemistry to switch to much-more-expensive vanadium. Despite vanadium’s cost, the company has created a better-performing and more competitive battery.

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September 2nd, 2014

Waste-Gas-to-Biofuels Pioneer Lands Big Investors

By Kent Harrington
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Sean Simpson, a New Zealand entrepreneurial success story, strides on stage to tell how he scaled up while surviving on scraps of Kiwi venture capital.

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August 28th, 2014

Saudi Arabia Pays $30 Million for Prof Angela Belcher’s Biotechnology

By Kent Harrington
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Siluria says that it’s solved one of the hardest problems in petrochemistry: the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) into ethylene.

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August 27th, 2014

Global Solar Manufacturing Booming Again

By Kent Harrington
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Reversing a global glut, the solar industry is bracing for a shortage of solar panels.

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August 25th, 2014

Is Grid Storage a Myth?

By Kent Harrington
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One voice in the debate advocates a software solution, with predictive computer models tracking production and demand and then intelligently routing power where it’s needed.

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August 21st, 2014

Goldman Sachs’ New Deep Freeze Energy Storage System

By Kent Harrington
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At Goldman Sachs’ a huge thermal storage system makes 1.7 million pounds of ice every night, as cold anti-freeze passes through tanks to freeze water inside.

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August 19th, 2014

Testing Long-Term Energy Storage in New York

By Kent Harrington
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New York’s transit system is using CellCube because it provides hours of long-duration power, setting it apart from the lithium-ion batteries of Solar City.

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August 14th, 2014

New “Bird-Friendly” Wind Turbines Come to California

By Kent Harrington
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New “shrouded” wind turbines near San Francisco will be tested to determine if they are less lethal to birds and bats than traditional turbines. Plus, they’re more efficient than similar-sized turbines on the market.

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August 8th, 2014

Will Audi Be the Father of German Grid Storage?

By Kent Harrington
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The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron is special because it’s a CO2-neutral energy ecosystem, and might create the world’s first national electricity storage network.

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