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LiquidPiston Achieves Key Milestone for U.S. Army Development Program's 25hp Rotary Engine

LiquidPiston Achieves Key Milestone for U.S. Army Development Program's 25hp Rotary Engine

LiquidPiston, Inc., a leading innovator of efficient internal combustion engine technology and hybrid power systems, announced that a fully integrated version of its 25hp XTS-210 heavy-fuel rotary engine has begun testing. This milestone follows the successful completion of initial dynamometer testing of the en
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Date:
04/18/2024

Navitas and Virtual Forest Join Hands to Advance Net-Zero in Agriculture

Navitas and Virtual Forest Join Hands to Advance Net-Zero in Agriculture

­Navitas Semiconductor, the only pure-play, next-generation power semiconductor company and industry leader in GaN power ICs and SiC technology, announced that Virtual Forest one of India’s leading electronics design companies specializing in motor control and human interface technologies for consumer ap
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Date:
04/18/2024
New A.I. Project Will Allow Industrial Robots to be More Freethinking

New A.I. Project Will Allow Industrial Robots to be More Freethinking

­Robots are increasingly being used in industry, and in future they will need to adapt to unforeseen events and changes in their environment much more than today, including when they work with humans. A new international research project is addressing this issue using artificial intelligence. The project i
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Date:
04/17/2024

This schematic shows an engineered material with composite layers. Layers of carbon fibers (the long silver tubes) have microscopic forests of carbon nanotubes between them (the array of tiny brown objects). These tiny, densely packed fibers grip and hold the layers together....

­To save on fuel and reduce aircraft emissions, engineers are looking to build lighter, stronger airplanes out of advanced composites. These engineered materials are made from high-performance fibers that are embedded in polymer sheets. The sheets can be stacked and pressed into one multilayered material and ma
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Date:
04/17/2024
Trash to Treasure – Researchers Turn Metal Waste into Catalyst for Hydrogen

Hydrogen production from water catalysed by platinum atoms on metal swarf

­Scientists have found a way to transform metal waste into a highly efficient catalyst to make hydrogen from water, a discovery that could make hydrogen production more sustainable. A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry and Faculty of Engineering have found that the s
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Date:
04/17/2024
Online 'Addiction' + Not Enough Sleep or Exercise Linked to Teen School Absence Risk

Online 'Addiction' + Not Enough Sleep or Exercise Linked to Teen School Absence Risk

­Spending too much time online to the point of compulsion and the neglect of other necessary activities, plus not sleeping or exercising enough, are linked to a heightened risk of both truancy and school absence due to illness among teens, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Teenage girls see
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Date:
04/17/2024
Semiconductor Chips Drive Innovation in AI and Industries, Says GlobalData

Saurabh Daga, Associate Project Manager for Disruptive Tech at GlobalData

­Semiconductor chips are driving a transformative wave across technology, healthcare, automotive, telecom, and power industries. These chips, particularly those fueling AI capabilities, are fundamentally reshaping industries, ushering in a new era of innovation and efficiency gains, according to GlobalData, a
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Date:
04/17/2024
Infinigen Renewables Announces Strategic Solar+ Battery Storage Project in Puerto Rico

Leslie Hufstetler, CEO of Infinigen Renewables

­Infinigen Renewables, a leading solar renewables company and ArcLight Capital Partners ("ArcLight") today announced a milestone power and battery infrastructure project – a ~15 MW storage project paired with a ~32 MW Solar Project in the Yabucoa Municipality of Puerto Rico.  Infinigen, a wholly ow
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Date:
04/17/2024
Wärtsilä Engines Again the Choice for Major Texas Utility Power Plant Project

From left to right: Andreas Bucheler, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Wärtsilä; Risto Paldanius, Vice President, Americas, Wärtsilä; Randa Stephenson, LCRA Executive Vice President and Chief Op

­Technology group Wärtsilä has again been awarded a major contract by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), a river authority based in Austin, Texas, that provides wholesale power to the Texas power grid. Following an order by LCRA for ten Wärtsilä engines generating an output of approximately 190 MW
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Date:
04/17/2024
Nova Clean Energy Closes Acquisition of 1 Gigawatt Wind and Solar Development Asset Portfolio from BNB Renewables

Ben Pratt, President of Nova Clean Energy

­Nova Clean Energy (‘Nova’) announced the acquisition of HyFuels, a more than 1 gigawatt portfolio of mid-to-late-stage wind and solar development projects as well as an earlier stage green ammonia project. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, an area of rapidly increasing power demand and a leading center fo
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Date:
04/16/2024
New Yorker and Geyer Electronic Sign New Distribution Agreement

New Yorker and Geyer Electronic Sign New Distribution Agreement

­New Yorker Electronics, global distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new franchised distribution agreement with Geyer Electronic. Geyer is an international manufacturer of Quart Crystals, Oscillators and Resonators. Founded in 1964 in Munich, Germany, as a retail store with a wide ra
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Date:
04/16/2024
Microchip Technology Acquires Neuronix AI Labs

Yaron Raz, CEO of Neuronix AI Labs

­Microchip Technology has acquired Neuronix AI Labs to expand its capabilities for power-efficient, AI-enabled edge solutions deployed on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Neuronix AI Labs provides neural network sparsity optimization technology that enables a reduction in power, size and calculations fo
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Date:
04/15/2024
Four Corners Clean Energy Alliance Announces Key Partnerships to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition in the Four Corners Region

4CCEA Chairman, Steve Grey

­The Four Corners Clean Energy Alliance (4CCEA) is excited to announce the addition of a diverse array of stakeholders across the spectrum of the clean energy industry, amplifying its efforts to promote sustainable clean energy development in the Four Corners area, with a strong emphasis on supporting the Navajo Na
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Date:
04/15/2024
KYOCERA AVX Breaks Ground on New Facility for High-Quality, Low-Noise Quartz Crystal Frequency Control Products

Keith Szewczyk, Vice President and Senior Director – KYOCERA AVX Crystals

­KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation (Erie)’s new manufacturing and design center for high-quality, low-noise qu
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Date:
04/15/2024
University of Oklahoma Engineer Receives $3.1M Grant for Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Hanping Ding, of the University of Oklahoma, has received funding as part of the $750 million effort in President Biden’s Investing in American agenda.

­Hanping Ding, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Department of Energy through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to further research in
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Date:
04/12/2024
Engineers Making a Better, More Profitable Grid for Distributing Solar Power

Iowa State engineers are working to make the power grid better at integrating renewable power plants, such as the Alliant Energy Solar Farm at Iowa State University.

­If you’re the Midcontinent Independent System Operator – the organization that manages the flow of high-voltage electricity across a central stripe of the U.S. and Canada, from Manitoba, Michigan and Minnesota through Iowa and all the way to Louisiana – you want energy supplies to meet the energy demands of
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Date:
04/12/2024
New Quantum Material Promises Over 190% Quantum Efficiency in Solar Cells

Schematic of the thin-film solar cell with CuxGeSe/SnS as the active layer.

­Researchers from Lehigh University have developed a material that demonstrates the potential for drastically increasing the efficiency of solar panels.  A prototype using the material as the active layer in a solar cell exhibits an average photovoltaic absorption of 80%, a high generation rate of photoe
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Date:
04/12/2024
Scientists Use Wearable Technology to Detect Stress Levels During Sleep

Laura Bloomfield, a research assistant professor of mathematics, University of Vermont

­What if changes in a person’s stress levels could be detected while they sleep using wearable devices? A new study by University of Vermont researchers published in PLOS Digital Health is the first to find changes in perceived stress levels reflected in sleep data—an important step to
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Date:
04/12/2024
Electrolyzer Market: Consistent Uptick in Number of Green H2 Players

Electrolyzer company expansion continues. Source: IDTechEx

­As green hydrogen increasingly garners recognition as a pivotal tool for decarbonizing various industries, the electrolyzer market is also observing a steady and consistent rise in the number of companies venturing into the development of electrolyzer stacks and production facilities. These companies have di
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Date:
04/12/2024
Microchip Acquires ADAS and Digital Cockpit Connectivity Pioneer VSI Co. Ltd. to Extend Automotive Networking Market Leadership

Steve Kang, CEO of VSI Co. Ltd

­Microchip Technology Inc. announces the completed acquisition of Seoul, Korea-based VSI Co. Ltd., an industry pioneer in providing high-speed, asymmetric, camera, sensor and display connectivity technologies and products based on the Automotive SerDes Alliance (ASA) open standard for in-vehicle networking (I
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Date:
04/11/2024
Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 11.790 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.5%

Ultrasonic Sensors Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 11.790 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 10.5%

­Widespread usage of ultrasonic sensors for non-contact detection of solid and liquid substances. These sensors work at frequencies exceeding 20 kHz, which is outside the hearing range for humans. The operation of these sensors is based on echolocation, which involves the transmission of ultrasonic waves to th
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Date:
04/10/2024
Commercial Lighting Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 64.67 billion by 2031

Commercial Lighting Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 64.67 billion by 2031

­Commercial lighting can be tailored to meet every facility and its activities depending on its intended use. When buying business lighting, it's important to consider maintenance needs, brightness levels, and warranties. A commercial building can accommodate many people for various purposes, such as shopping, emp
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Date:
04/04/2024
Hofer Powertrain Significantly Expands its Development and Testing Capacities for EV Batteries

hofer powertrain's development center and the battery testing facility undergoing expansion

­hofer powertrain, a key development and technology partner for the automotive industry, announces a significant expansion of its battery testing capabilities in Nuertingen, Germany. Responding to the electric vehicle market's unprecedented growth and the rising demand for high-performance, cost-efficient, and
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Date:
04/04/2024
Splitwaters Selected by Akna Energy for 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

Splitwaters Selected by Akna Energy for 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

­Paving the path for a Sustainable Green Economy...Splitwaters, a Houston‐based electrolyzer manufacturer and EPC firm has signed an agreement with Akna Energy, LLC for a 20 MW Green Hydrogen Plant to be built & in operation in late 2025. This plant will be the first of many Green Hydrogen plants that Ak
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Date:
04/03/2024
STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

­STMicroelectronics has announced that Panasonic Cycle Technology, Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) has adopted the STM32F3 microcontroller (MCU) and edge AI development tool, STM32Cube.AI, for their TiMO A e-assisted bike. ST’s edge AI solutions provide a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that leverages an ad
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Date:
04/03/2024
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