September 11th, 2014

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fires Up in Iowa

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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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August 27th, 2014

Global Solar Manufacturing Booming Again

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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 13th, 2014

On Site: North American Student Energy Summit

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Erin Alderink of the University of Michigan reports on her experience at the North American Student Energy Summit (NASES), as part of her internship in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program.

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August 11th, 2014

Calling All Industrial Energy Professionals…

By Cindy Mascone | Comments (0)
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Have great ideas or technology to share? Be a presenter at the 37th Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) in New Orleans next June.

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August 8th, 2014

Will Audi Be the Father of German Grid Storage?

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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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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