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Power paper: Re-chargeable sheets store renewable energy
27 April, 2016 | by Lindsay Dodgson
Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have developed a new material to store energy which is as thin as paper and as strong as Kevlar. The cellulose-polymer power paper has set a new...
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One step closer to the biosynthesis of renewable propane 26 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Researchers at The University of Manchester have, by editing the genome of an algae enzyme, figured out how to produce propane, a relatively clean fuel. Propane is easily stored and...

Title: Renewable energy: islands lead the way 26 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Several islands have committed to become self-sufficient by using 100% renewable energy. The techniques that have proven successful and the lessons being learnt could be seen as ‘lighthouses’...

Skills and learning top of the agenda for UK Nuclear 25 April, 2016 by Taylor Heyman The UK nuclear industry will need at least 30,000 new skilled workers as six projects ramp up and with 70% of the current workforce set to retire within ten years, there’s a gap to fill....

Going deep to harness wave power: Carnegie’s CETO systems 25 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Australia’s Carnegie Wave Energy has secured funding for its CETO wave energy projects and plans to build the first renewable micro-grid. The systems are unique as they operate underwater,...

The world’s biggest solar photovoltaic cell manufacturers 25 April, 2016 The solar photovoltaic industry is growing in leaps and bounds as constant technological improvements work to position solar power as a genuine contender to traditional power...

Plotting the phase-out of coal power in the UK 21 April, 2016 by Chris Lo UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that the country plans to phase coal out of its energy mix by 2025. It's an impressive commitment to decarbonisation, but what new and expanded...

Breaking ground: efficient lithium-air battery demonstrator unveiled 19 April, 2016 by Heidi Vella Cambridge scientists have revealed a demonstration of a working lithium-air battery that has over 90% efficiency and can be recharged 2,000 times. As lead professor of the research Clare...

Playing catch up: can the stellarator win the race to fusion energy? 18 April, 2016 by Taylor Heyman An experimental nuclear fusion technology at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics produced its first hydrogen plasma in February 2016, sparking speculation that the stellarator could...

Line of credit: can US renewable energy continue to rely on tax subsidies? 13 April, 2016 by Julian Turner The US Federal Investment Tax Credit, established to encourage the growth of solar, fuel cells, wind and biomass projects, among others, is set to expire at the end of 2016. With a year to go,...

Ocean power in Europe: what’s holding back the tide? 07 April, 2016 by Heidi Vella Large-scale development of European ocean power could boost energy security, provide local jobs and sustainable economic growth, according to the European Committee of the Regions (CoR); but...

Future Power Technology: Issue 73 06 April, 2016 In this issue: Chile’s Mirror of Tarapacá dual-energy development, Carnegie Wave Energy’s subsea pods, the value of storing energy, non-waste nuclear experiments, clean coal plants, upgrading...

March's top stories: Duke Energy $1bn power plant, I Squared Capital to acquire Viridian 05 April, 2016 Duke Energy wins approval to build $1bn combined cycle power plant in US, ScottishPower plans expansion of 440MW Cruachan hydro project. Power-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from...

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