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Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Bechtel working with Drax to build biomass plants with carbon capture & storage

June 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Power plant engineering and construction giant Bechtel is partnering with a renewable energies company to explore the potential of bioenergy production sites combined with carbon capture and storage. The EPC firm announced its strategic agreement with Drax to create Bioenergy […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Market Prospects Heating Up for Cryogenic Energy Storage

June 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Highview Power, developer of a cryogenic energy storage system, in April selected MAN Energy Solutions to provide the liquid air energy storage (LAES) turbomachinery train for its 50-MW/250-MWh CRYOBattery facility that is under construction in Carrington Village, just outside Manchester […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

4 opportunities for gas utilities to accelerate the energy transition today

May 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A troubling story recently emerged about a group of gas utilities whose mission is to fight electrification. While the leaked materials alone don’t explain the full extent of the group’s efforts, it was unsettling to see baseless, fear-driven tactics such […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Silver Spring Networks founder sees promise long-duration energy storage with iron-flow batteries

May 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Last month ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, announced the appointment of Eric Dresselhuys as Chief Executive Officer. Dresselhuys will guide the company through its next phase of growth as […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Making wind turbine blades fully recyclable

May 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A coalition of industry and academic leaders has developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades. The new technology delivers the final step on the journey toward a fully recyclable […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore Milestone as Feds Back Vineyard Wind Project

May 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. has received the go-ahead from the federal government, with industry insiders saying the milestone decision is likely to spur more rapid development of the nation’s offshore wind projects. The Vineyard Wind […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Developer eyes economically distressed communities in rural Indiana for up to 1.6 GW of solar capacity

May 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Hoosier Solar Holdings said last week that it is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a potential capcity […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

National lab, Idaho Falls Power test small hydro startup during power outage

April 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Idaho National Laboratory is working with municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power to test how small hydropower plants can serve as reliable sources of startup power during outages. The city of Idaho Falls owns five hydropower plants on the Snake […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

3 Ways Remote Assistance Can Limit Power Downtime

April 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Innovation and power generation have always gone hand in hand. For almost 140 years, the industry has evolved through a steady stream of emerging technologies, shifting policies, infrastructure investments, and an assortment of crises. The power industry has weathered a […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Bio-CHP provider selected to join Google’s climate change accelerator program

April 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Enexor BioEnergy, LLC, said it has been selected as one of 11 companies in North America to participate in the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change. Launching in June, the three-month program grants climate-change-focused start-ups access to Google programs, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

More electricity is generated in Georgia from biomass than in any state except California

April 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Biomass may not be electricity fuel king in Georgia, but the state definitely is peachy keen on the resource. Last year, the state generated 5 million MWh (or 5 GWh) of electricity from biomass, according to a Tuesday report by […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

April 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the ban of new petrol and diesel cars in place in the UK by 2030, sales of electric cars are expected to surge. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for more than 1 in 10 vehicle registrations in 2020, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

First Commercial Deployment of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle Taking Shape in Alberta

April 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Siemens Energy and Canadian pipeline company TC Energy in February agreed to commission a novel waste-heat-to-power facility in Alberta by 2022 that captures waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating a pipeline compression station, and then converts it into power […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

NYPA seeks developers to build more than 100 C&I solar and storage facilities in New York

March 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Westchester County under the Community Distributed Generation (CDG) Partnership Program are seeking developers to install solar PV and energy storage systems for more than three dozen municipalities and school districts within the county. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Discovery of non-toxic semiconductors with a direct band gap in the near-infrared

March 24, 2021

Via: Revolution Green

NIMS and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly discovered that the chemical compound Ca3SiO is a direct transition semiconductor, making it a potentially promising infrared LED and infrared detector component. This compound—composed of calcium, silicon and oxygen—is cheap to […]