Momentum Dynamics has announced the first 200 kilowatt wireless charger in North America, which sees a BYD electric bus in Wenatchee, Washington, receive a cable-free top-up during routine transfer stops.
We are excited to announce that 10 teams from five countries have moved forward into the finals for the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. These finalists range from entrepreneurs and start-ups to academic institutions and companies that have been tackling the challenge for more than a decade. They represent an incredible diversity of approaches to turn waste (CO2 emissions) into a wide variety of valuable products, such as enhanced concrete, liquid fuels, plastics and carbon fiber. These innovators are ushering in the circular carbon economy by turning carbon from a liability into an asset. It’s this spirit of innovation that will help us take action on climate.
According to a University of Toronto paper, technology using electricity and water to reduce CO2 into simple hydrocarbon fuels or small molecules that can act as feedstock for more valuable chemicals could soon be economically viable.
The new air conditioner consumes 40 percent less electricity than typical models and also makes drinkable water as a byproduct.
Hydrogen is a clean fuel source, and using sunlight and water is the cleanest way to produce it. Now, engineers from Columbia University have developed a “solar fuels rig” that floats on the ocean, captures energy through a solar cell and uses it to harvest hydrogen from the water beneath it.
It was back in June that we first heard about Workhorse’s SureFly, an octocopter designed to carry two people. Well, if everything works out, it will be making its first manned flight on Jan. 8th in Las Vegas, ahead of the CES trade show.
The new cooling system, which uses no electricity, could make future air conditioning and refrigeration cheaper by sending heat up into space.
Carbon dioxide–splitting techniques could store excess electricity from renewable sources
Nanotube weave can light up an LED when pulled
It seems like there’s a new graphene breakthrough coming out of the James Tour lab at Rice University almost every month. Now, researchers have managed to make graphene out of wood, by blasting a piece of pine with a laser beam.