Technology

Reporting significant scientific advances and innovative technology solutions

9 min.
05/November/2019

E-fuels the next big idea for aviation and trucking

Enthusiasm for e-fuels is growing, but it is still unclear where the renewable energy will come from to produce them
5 min.
Solar skins for zero energy buildings29/August/2019

Solar skins for zero energy buildings

Inspiring architects to make buildings green and good looking
6 min.
15/August/2019

Down on the solar farm

Cost benefit proved for combined solar and arable
5 min.
Weather forecasts can bring down the cost and financial risks associated with new renewable energy infrastructure projects01/August/2019

Accurate weather forecasting for an affordable energy transition

Weather forecasts can bring down the cost and financial risks associated with new renewable energy infrastructure projects
6 min.
The cement industry is one of the largest industrial emitters of greenhouse gases. Denmark’s Aalborg Portland, part of the international Cementir Group, is gearing up to bring a new type of cement to the market, which could cut the industry's emissions by up to 30%. The product is expected to be commercial by the end of 202024/June/2019

Cement industry takes steps to atone for massive carbon sins

Significant investment is needed at the development and commercialisation stages
6 min.
Standards and regulation creating a “closed loop supply chain” could help the wind industry better manage questions around recycling and reuse10/June/2019

Help to make end-of-life decisions for wind turbines

Standards and regulation creating a “closed loop supply chain” could help the wind industry better manage questions around recycling and reuse

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Supporting the focus on reporting significant scientific advances and innovative technology solutions

7 min.
29/April/2019

Crushed hot rocks to store wind energy

The bulk storage of electricity as a flexibility tool will become economically viable with the growing availability of large volumes of low-cost renewable energy. Crushed hot rocks could provide a cheap storage solution
3 min.
24/April/2019

Naked Energy

A UK start-up believes its rooftop solar photovoltaic thermal technology can help decarbonise buildings
5 min.
12/April/2019

Parisian radiators with brains

Qarnot, a small company based outside Paris, France, is developing computing products that generate heat close to the end user
5 min.
Researchers in Germany are looking at further developing molten salt technology as a means to store heat and produce electricity29/March/2019

Molten salt heat storage

Researchers in Germany are looking at further developing molten salt technology as a means to store heat and produce electricity
5 min.
Germany is testing whether a nitrate salt thermal storage system could aid the provision of process steam for industry while earning subsidies for capturing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and combusting it for energy supply27/March/2019

Methane sequestered and waste heat put to work

Germany is testing whether a nitrate salt thermal storage system could aid the provision of process steam for industry while earning subsidies for capturing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and combusting it for energy supply
5-6 min.
21/December/2018

Seagrass beats rainforests as carbon sink

Pollution is causing seagrass growing on our ocean floors to retreat. Scientists believe the habitat could be an important carbon sink and are working to restore it
11-12 min.
As emissions from global aviation rise, companies are beginning to look closely at the idea of using electric planes for short-haul flights as a potential solution21/November/2018

Electric flight prepares for takeoff

As emissions from global aviation rise, companies are beginning to look closely at the idea of using electric planes for short-haul flights as a potential solution
5-6 min.
While solutions are being found to many of the technological issues that have challenged wave power, the industry is still struggling to justify the investment required compared to the potential electricity generated09/November/2018

Wave power struggles to prove its viability

While solutions are being found to many of the technological issues that have challenged wave power, the industry is still struggling to justify the investment required compared to the potential electricity generated
8-9 min.
The potential to power planes with clean synthetic fuels28/September/2018

The potential to power planes with clean synthetic fuels

Reducing emissions from the ever growing aviation sector is no easy task. Renewables-based synthetic kerosene production is one solution currently being explored
7-8 min.
03/September/2018

Wind industry faces up to the inevitable

Blades are posing the biggest waste challenge as increasing numbers of wind turbines reach the end of their useful life
8-9 min.
The offshore renewables sector is beginning to use robots in similar ways to the offshore oil and gas industries in an effort to cut costs22/June/2018

Offshore renewables reach for robotics

The offshore renewables sector is beginning to use robots in similar ways to the offshore oil and gas industries in an effort to cut costs
10-11 min.
The rapid uptake of electric vehicles in California brings with it an increase in electricity storage capacity that perhaps calls into question the need to invest separately in batteries to support the bulk supply of electricity11/June/2018

Battery bravado

The rapid uptake of electric vehicles in California brings with it an increase in electricity storage capacity that perhaps calls into question the need to invest separately in batteries to support the bulk supply of electricity
6-7 min.
Blockchain literally links, or chains together, blocks of data, such as information regarding a specific power generator and a specific consumer.25/April/2018

New kid on the block

Blockchain is regularly touted in the media as a tool to revolutionise business, but the jury is still out on whether it can help speed up the transition to renewables
2-3 min.
EcoGrid 2.0 will increase demand response through heat pumps26/March/2018

Heating and heat pumps help balance the grid

Research demonstrates that demand management can create value for private customers and the power system
4-5 min.
14/November/2017

In Brief

Elon Musk’s Australian banter about batteries; battery challenge from wind; low cost pumped hydro storage; IEA wants stronger signals for new grid flexibility; facts and figures indicate limited role for battery storage in the big picture
4-5 min.
07/July/2017

Homes wanted for power hungry data centres

Countries with cool climates and reliable supplies of green electricity are favoured locations for these beating hearts of the digital age
3-4 min.
07/July/2017

In brief

Two-thirds of the business potential in energy efficiency remains untapped; sales figures for plug-in electric cars; cheaper by half to cut emissions with energy saving than green electricity; renewables push coal off the UK grid for a day; BP data reveals green energy trends; wind power supply not that susceptible to still winter weather; fuelish energy subsidies persist
5-6 min.
17/March/2017

Wave tries to hitch a lift with wind

Combining untried wave power with well proved wind on a floating platform may forge a path to commercialisation of a hybrid solution to harnessing the energy of the seas.
4-5 min.
17/March/2017

In brief

Chinese CO2 emissions under control; EU fossil fuel dependency rises; conventional power bleeds billions of value; German Energiewende not a blueprint for the world; bank washes o dirty coal; o shore wind lull before the next storm
5-6 min.
11/October/2016

The invisible made visible

Seeing is believing: step change in 3D wind imaging advances the science of wind turbine engineering
2-3 min.
11/October/2016

To burn or not to burn

Incineration of waste to recover energy must create environmental value to be a better choice than landfill
3-4 min.
11/October/2016

Force of man

Geologists claim man is taking over as a force of nature in new epoch
11/October/2016

In brief

The circular house, King Coal weakening, Delivering on Paris, Black and green utilities, G20 changing course, Greener energy investment
4-5 min.
11/July/2016

Making biofuels from sunlight

A new discovery may leapfrog over many existing technologies and speed the transition from fossil fuels
4-5 min.
30/June/2016

In brief

Electricity storage faces many challenges; Flow-battery uses salt; Satellite mapping can aid climate change adaptation; Ocean tankers on methanol
29/June/2016

Typically Danish

Tendencies, quirks and innovations unique to Denmark
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