Developing ethical copper and cobalt in South Australia

As the global energy transition continues to gather pace, Chris Stevens, CEO of Coda Minerals Ltd, discusses the opportunities for developing ethical copper and...

Matching EV charging infrastructure with demand

Euan Moir, Regional Manager, UK & Nordics, Shell Recharge Solutions Europe, outlines the key issues to address to ensure that EV charging infrastructure is...

The growing significance of energy conversion

Dr Frédérick Bordry, Scientific Advisor and former Director for Accelerators and Technology at CERN, outlines his career achievements working in the field of accelerator...

Building skills to boost Europe’s battery value chain

Frank Gielen, Education Director at EIT InnoEnergy, outlines the role of the EBA Academy in developing Europe’s battery value chain. In 2021, global electric vehicle...

Repurposing used electric vehicle batteries for renewable energy storage

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method of reusing old electric vehicle batteries for renewable energy storage. Cornell University researchers, partially funded by the US National Science Foundation, have published a study outlining a novel technique that repurposes old...

Clean hydrogen production catalysts made possible by researchers at OSU

Zhenxing Feng, Oregon State University’s chemical engineering professor, led the research into the design of catalysts and has shown how clean hydrogen production can be completed with greater efficiency and at a lower cost than commercially available catalysts. How is...

Can renewable energy resources power US? 

Professor Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford recently conducted a study assessing the realism of grid stability under which wind, water, and solar energy resources power 100% of United States (US) energy, for all purposes.   The study  For this study, Jacobson and...

Stable electricity grids achieved through grid-forming converters

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) create a replica small-scale power grid in order to analyse how synchronous machines and grid-forming converters are affected by voltage stability. Large power stations with synchronous generators provide stability in...

OSU research analyses using direct ethanol fuel cells in auto industry

Zhenzing Feng of Oregon State College of Engineering contributed to the development of a catalyst known as direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFC). Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered...

Scientists produce rare earth elements separation technology

New rare earth element separation technology provides insight into how to cost-effective separate in-demand rare-earth elements can be, dramatically shifting the industry to benefit producers in the United States. A new technology for rare-earth elements chemical separation has been licensed...

New research aims to improve the ion transport in aqueous Li-ion batteries

Researchers achieve a microscopic understanding of solvation structures involved with transporting aqueous Li-ion batteries, revealing heterogeneity in the super concentrated water-in-salt electrolytes. Lithium-ion batteries are infamous for being a fire hazard due to their highly flammable organic electrolytes. As a...

Breakthrough made in enhancing energy-efficiency of organic solar cells

An international team of researchers has devised an innovative technique for enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells. A collaborative project between experts from Linköping University in Sweden and Soochow University in China has ascertained that a small guest molecule...

UK government reveals massive investment into Scottish tidal power

The government has announced it will invest a staggering £20m in Tidal Stream electricity each year across the UK, unlocking vast potential for Scottish tidal power. This sizeable investment is part of the UK’s flagship renewable energy auction scheme. Kickstarting...

The urgency of European battery material recycling

The European Commission collaborates with Batteries Europe to release ‘Roadmap on Raw Materials and Recycling’ report. Batteries Europe released its report on, 24 November, underlining their raw materials for its European battery material recycling scheme. The aim of this report...

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