Heating the space where we live or work is a common necessity in most inhabited areas. The energy required for this process is responsible for a third of all the energy consumed in Europe; moreover, 75% of this energy is produced with fossil fuels.
The idea of a new material for thermochemical energy storage comes from a group of researchers of the Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) and Energy (DENERG) departments of the Polytechnic University of Turin, and from the Advanced Energy Technology Institute of the Italian National Research Center (CNR-ITAE). The paper was published on the journal Scientific Reports.
In this study, the researchers demonstrated how it is possible to produce heat by the hydration of salt present inside the pores of cement.
In order to reach sustainability goals in Europe, it is necessary to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to use
California needs batteries. When California is on fire, it needs batteries that can keep a home, a hospital, a fire station, a senior center running longer than the four-hour standard of lithium-ion.
“What’s happened that’s brought this to bear has been the wildfires and the contingency issues we have in the PSPS (public-safety power shut-off) events,” said Mike Gravely, research program manager for the California Energy Commission.
“In November of last year over two million resident people in California were impacted by wildfire PSPS events” in which utilities shut down portions of the grid to prevent equipment from sparking fires during flammable conditions. “The average short outage was 11 hours, and some of it went as high as three to five days.”
Researchers at TU Graz have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically sustainable energy storage.
“It is ground-breaking in the field of sustainable energy storage technology,” says Stefan Spirk from the Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology at Graz University of Technology. He and his team have succeeded in making redox-flow batteries more environmentally friendly by replacing their core element, the liquid electrolyte, which are mostly made up of ecologically harmful heavy metals or rare earths — with vanillin, an important ingredient of Austrian vanilla croissants.
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Vanillin, a commonly used flavour compound, is one of the few fine-chemicals produced from lignin. Spirk and his team refine lignin into vanillin into a redox-active material using mild and green chemistry without the use of toxic and expensive metal catalysts, so that
An international team of researchers has found that carbon sequestering losses in the Amazon basin have been undermeasured due to omission of data representing losses at the edges of forests. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes using lidar to estimate the carbon sequestering abilities of trees along the edges of Amazon forests.
Prior research has shown that when part of a forest in the Amazon basin is cut down, the trees that remain at the edges of the forest are not as robust as those that are situated farther in. This is because they are more exposed to pollution, pesticides, herbicides, etc. In this new effort, the researchers noticed that the reduced sequestering abilities of such trees are not included in studies of carbon sequestering losses in
Data analytics, deep learning, and other AI/ML applications drive multi-billion-dollar flash memory market
Virtual Flash Memory Summit (FMS), the world’s premiere flash memory conference and exposition, announces a major program track on Storage for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Applications.
The new track features talks on storage strategies, model training, workloads, NVMe and logical volumes, persistent memory, software-defined architectures, and accelerating the GPU data path. It also includes panels on model scalability and long-term horizons, plus a keynote by Geoffrey Burr, Distinguished Researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center. Virtual Flash Memory Summit 2020 will be held on November 10-12 and expects to draw more than 6,000 attendees.
AI/ML applications require vast amounts of low latency, high-throughput flash storage. Cloud and enterprise data center architectures must be optimized to train deep neural networks and analyze petabyte-scale datasets, all while satisfying critical cost constraints.
Strengthens KULR’s Longstanding NASA Partnership As Company Also Advances Commercialization in Multiple Consumer Markets
SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 /KULR Technology Group, Inc. (OTCQB:KULR)(the “Company” or “KULR”) announces it will supply NASA with safe storage solutions for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 hybrid notebook computers used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). KULR will include a version of its passive propagation resistant Thermal Runaway Shield (TRS) technology in fireproof storage pouches, which are specifically designed to mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery fires and explosions while accommodating the restrictive dimensions of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. The safe storage pouches will be used onboard the Orion spacecraft used to transport crews to and from the ISS and will be included in a future NASA launch.
Testing of the TRS solution within the fireproof bags demonstrated their ability to absorb enough thermal energy in the tightly
BOULDER, Colo.–(Business Wire)–A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines new utility-scale energy storage (UES) projects in terms of power capacity (MW), energy capacity (MWh), and project deployment revenue, through 2029.
UES is now considered a key component of new power system planning efforts in countries around the world. This represents a major shift from just 2 years ago when the technology was still largely considered too expensive or complex for integration into energy markets. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, through 2029, Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market overall with a cumulative 60,747.4 MW of new UES capacity, representing a compound annual growth rate of 39.4%.
“UES is a multifaceted technology capable of providing a range of grid services and improving overall power system efficiency,” says Pritil Gunjan, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Although the technology can provide operational cost savings
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent survey conducted by Intersect360 Research measuring HPC users’ awareness of vendor offerings, satisfaction and loyalty across processors, servers, storage and cloud, DDN®, the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management, received the highest ratings among all storage vendors for their technical capabilities, operational satisfaction and future vision. In addition, the survey found that non-current user respondents would be more likely to implement DDN solutions over any other vendor for future storage needs.
The HPC User Ratings Survey included nearly 200 respondents from 30 countries worldwide, from organizations in commercial, government and academic markets. Survey questions gauged each organization’s level of brand awareness, usage experience, impression of a vendor’s technical and operational capabilities with current solutions, promise of future technology offerings and whether the organization would use a vendor’s solutions in the next two
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jurata Thin Film, a company focused on revolutionizing how biologics are shipped and stored, is bringing to market a new technology that allows biologics and vaccines to be packaged, shipped and stored at room temperature for extended periods of time. The first-of-its-kind technology enables up to 500 doses of vaccine to be placed on a single wafer-thin, 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of film, weighing one-hundredth of a pound (5g).
Known as MSI-TX Thin Film™, the technology represents a fundamental shift in biologic packaging and storage technology that removes the need for specialized storage containers and -80º C (-140º F) freezers that today are required to ship and store biologics.
MSI-TX Thin Film also removes the dependency on mass quantities of glass vials (currently in short supply) and removes virtually all distribution limitations. If the biopharma industry embraces and successfully integrates the