Category:Energy

October 13th, 2014

Using Pure CO2 from Flue Gases to Grow Fish Food

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Norway’s biggest seafood companies have found a new use for pure CO2. They’re planning to use it to grow algae brimming with omega-3 to enrich fish food.

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September 30th, 2014

US Coalition Bombs ISIS’ Modular Oil Refineries In Syria

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Last week, US and Arab allies obliterated Islamic State’s (ISIS) most reliable cash cow when highly targeted rockets and bombs pounded at least 12 small modular oil refineries which the terrorists had hauled into Syria to process crude oil from oilfields captured in 2012, turning it into refined products that were […]

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September 29th, 2014

Texas A&M Qatar Starts Gas and Fuels Research Center to Promote Innovation

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Texas A&M just approved the new Qatar Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a collaborative hub to produce and explore the deluge of shale gas.

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September 11th, 2014

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fires Up in Iowa

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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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September 2nd, 2014

Waste-Gas-to-Biofuels Pioneer Lands Big Investors

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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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 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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