Nanotubes might harvest hydrogen this way.

Rutgers chemists develop technology to produce hydrogen

New catalyst based on carbon nanotubes may rival cost-prohibitive platinum for reactions that split water into hydrogen and oxygen Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen gas – one that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels. A new technology based on carbon nanotubes

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Report: Wind power will deliver more than 7% of the world’s electricity by 2018

Headwinds in several key markets, including the United States and Spain slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013.  Still, wind power now supplies nearly 3% of the world’s electricity, and is expected to grow strongly over the next several years.  According to a recent report from Navigant Research, wind power will deliver 7.3%t

FIERGS Exhibition and Convention Centre in Porto Alegre, Brazil gives international suppliers of renewables technology a highly effective platform where they can showcase their innovative products and solutions to the dynamic markets of Brazil and the rest of South America.

Deutsche Messe AG expands Brazil-based renewables trade show Renex South America

Deutsche Messe Renex trade show, November 26 to 28, 2014 at the FIERGS Exhibition and Convention Centre in Porto Alegre, Brazil, gives international suppliers of renewables technology a highly effective platform where they can showcase their innovative products and solutions to the dynamic markets of Brazil and the rest of South America. Hydropower has traditionally


Tackling water, energy, environmental issues on a global scale

Turning biomass and carbon dioxide into fuels far cleaner than traditional fossil fuels and providing water almost everywhere in the world using nanotechnology are just two examples of the transformative work that will be presented during the plenary session of the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific

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Pressure equalization calculator finds an enclosure’s required air flow

Effective immediately, RST customers can easily find the right pressure equalization device for their application to minimize, for example, the generation of harmful condensate in electronics housings. Because pressure equalization elements must meet a wide range of requirements, RST has significantly expanded its product range in recent years, so it can offer the right solution

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Lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles will surpass $24 billion in annual revenue by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Editor’s note: This article, from Business Wire News, reports that automakers have yet to agree on battery performance standards. But that problem will be overcome. The good news for the wind industry is that when EV revenues get even half way to $24 billion, EVs will make demands on utilities for more power for recharging

NREL's Nate Blair and Suzanne Tegen take a look at NREL's Solar Prospector tool, which provides information about the sun's resource potential at any spot in the nation. Industry is using models created by NREL to plan for renewable energy installations.
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Investors find assistance with NREL wind and solar models

This article, from Nrel, is authored by Bill Scanlon Whenever utilities debate the merits of a wind farm or investors mull the potential return on a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, there’s a good chance that the performance and risk models created by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) come into play. Questions investors

The graph shows daily demand from July 3 to 7 and when Genscape and SPP alerted market participants to the likelihood of peak demand on July 7.

Genscape predicted peak power demand four days before it happened

Genscape, a provider of market intelligence in the United States electric power markets, forecasted the 42.5 GW peak demand seen on July 7, two days before SPP published its forecast. This peak demand is the highest thus far in SPP’s new Integrated Marketplace which launched on March 1st. Genscape’s early notice of the high demand day

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Iowa Supreme Court decision boosts renewable energy development

This article, from law firm Foley, is authored by Jason Allen and John Dunlap. A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision may give a boost to small-scale renewable energy development in that state.  On July 11, the court issued its opinion in SZ Enterprises, LLC vs. Iowa Utilities Board (link to decision), determining that a third-party power purchase

Fasteners are one application for the high strength plastic.

Piper Plastics introduces kyron max – the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available

Editor’s note: The material highlighted here may be able to do the work of some steel parts in a nacelle, thereby bring its weight down. The new Kyron MAXseriesfrom Piper Plastics bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection molding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials. Kyron MAX materials allow parts to be