Author: Kent Harrington

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Name: Kent Harrington

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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August 6th, 2014

NRG Breaks Ground on the World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project

By Kent Harrington
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All eyes are on Texas as NRG Energy breaks ground on a $1 billion carbon capture retrofit at the WA Parish power plant, the largest fossil fuel plant in the US.

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July 30th, 2014

Engineering Students Break World Speed Record for Electric Cars

By Kent Harrington
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Silently racing around a 4.2 km track in Australia, the Sunswift smashed the old record of 73 km/h (45 mph) by averaging 100 km/h over a distance of 500 km.

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July 29th, 2014

Reforming Mexico’s Addiction to Cheap US Natural Gas

By Kent Harrington
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Mexico’s Senate just voted to open its hermetically closed energy industry to private companies for the first time in more than seventy years.

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