Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe Wins NASA Funding

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center faculty, Eric Wachsman, Liangbing Hu, and Chunsheng Wang have been awarded funding from NASA for their Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe, lithium-sulfur energy storage technology. Continue reading Garnet Electrolyte Based Safe Wins NASA Funding

Nanotubular Material Could Be Used for Energy Storage

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have created a new material that is 10 times stronger and stiffer than traditional aerogels of the same density. Continue reading Nanotubular Material Could Be Used for Energy Storage

Trigeneration System Shows Potential for Off-Grid Applications

A novel trigeneration system fueled by raw plant oils shows significant potential for off-grid applications. Continue reading Trigeneration System Shows Potential for Off-Grid Applications

Liquid Alloy Electrode Improves Sodium-Beta Battery Performance

A paper published in Nature Communications (see footnote) describes an electrode made of a liquid metal alloy that enables sodium-beta batteries to operate at significantly lower temperatures. Continue reading Liquid Alloy Electrode Improves Sodium-Beta Battery Performance

Giant Lithium Titanate Battery to Be Connected to Grid in UK

The UK’s first 2 MW lithium titanate battery will be connected to the electrical grid later this year, as part of new research as a part of a research effort to tackle energy storage challenges. Continue reading Giant Lithium Titanate Battery to Be Connected to Grid in UK

KIT Commissions Germany’s Largest Solar Power Storage Park

On the occasion of the Baden-Württemberg Sustainability Days, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has commissioned what it claims is the Germany’s largest solar power storage park. Continue reading KIT Commissions Germany’s Largest Solar Power Storage Park

[Review] 3 Clean Energy Startups to Watch in 2014

Startups come and go. In the age of the internet it’s becoming a quick game to play. All to often we hear about new apps, tech and gadgets that create million dollar business overnight. Unfortunately with clean-tech business it seems to take much longer because of the lengthy development cycles. So when new startups come on to the market they’ve probably been in development for several years prior. You have to be more patient with clean-tech startups, and let them grow. Continue reading [Review] 3 Clean Energy Startups to Watch in 2014

6/27/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines

Here’s a bit of energy news that didn’t make it into our daily coverage during the past week. In this review, we collected some of less big, but nonetheless interesting news, of the week that went by, from the world of energy science and technology. Continue reading 6/27/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines