Industry News

November 2020
Plug Power and Gaussin Collaborate on Hydrogen Vehicles
Plug Power Inc. is bringing a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem. Integrated solutions, ranging from ProGen-powered Gaussin terminal tractors to automated guided vehicles, will use green hydrogen produced by Pl
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11/30/2020

CsPbBrI2 Perovskites w/ Low Energy Loss for Photovoltaics
Over the years, the efficiency of PSCs has increased at an unprecedented pace. However, many reports have revealed significant irreversible decomposition of the organic component under high humidity and high temperature conditions, implying the instability of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cell in re
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11/25/2020
Researchers Create Nanoscale Slalom Course for Electrons

Illustration of sketched serpentine nanowires created from lanthanum aluminate and strontium titanate. The side-to-side motion of the electrons as they travel gives them additional properties that can be used to make quantum devices

A research team led by professors from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have created a serpentine path for electrons, imbuing them with new properties that could be useful in future quantum devices. Jeremy Levy, a distinguished professor of condensed matter physics, and Patrick Irvin, research professor
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11/25/2020
3D Printing for Aerospace Composites Using Oil Waste

Aviation parts printed on a 3D printer from new metal powders

Scientists from NUST MISIS have improved the technology of 3D printing from aluminum, having achieved an increase in the hardness of products by 1,5 times. The nanocarbon additive to aluminum powder, which they have developed, obtained from the products of processing associated petroleum gas, will improve the qu
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11/25/2020
Towards 6G Wireless Communication Networks

An overview of 6G wireless communication networks

The fifth generation (5G) wireless communication networks are being deployed worldwide from 2020 and more capabilities are in the process of being standardized, such as mass connectivity, ultra-reliability, and guaranteed low latency. However, 5G will not meet all requirements of the future in 2030 and beyond, an
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11/25/2020
Higher Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries for Renewable Energy

In the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, researchers investigate the origins of degradation in high energy density LIB cathode materials and develop strategies for mitigating those degradation mechanisms and improving LIB performance. Figure 1: Scanning electron microscopy images of as-synthesized NCA at different magnifications. Figure 2: Transmission electron microscopy images showing the surface of the Gr-R-nNCA particles

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that function as high-performance power sources for renewable applications, such as electric vehicles and consumer electronics, require electrodes that deliver high energy density without compromising cell lifetimes. In the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, by AIP Publi
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11/25/2020
NYPA to Install 2,300 LED Streetlights in Sullivan County
The New York Power Authority is installing LED street lighting at municipalities in Sullivan County as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Street Lighting NY program, which calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with LED technology by 2025. The lighting upgrades will be undertaken throughout the Town of Tusten, Town of Fallsburg and Town of Thompson, in addition to the replacement of street lighting along Sullivan County roads. In total, the more than $3 million upgrade, financed and implemented by NYPA, includes the replacement of more than 2,340 streetlights with energy-saving LED fixtures, improving lighting quality and neighborhood safety while reducing energy and maintenance costs. The installations are expected to begin this month and complete in th
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11/23/2020
Enhancing Battery Performance with Quantum Sensors
A new project aimed at harnessing quantum technology to enhance vehicle battery performance has been awarded Partnership Resource Funding by the University of Birmingham-led UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing. The project, led by University of Sussex researchers, addresses a crucial need to increa
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11/20/2020
A&I Power's Revolutionary Sustainable Power Generator
A&I Power announced the launch of their revolutionary technology which offers a highly efficient method of electrical production. A&I Power's patented generator doesn't require fossil fuels, is self-contained, and doesn't have moving parts, and, as a result, is more efficient than traditional power genera
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11/20/2020
North Carolina is Well-Positioned for Battery Storage Growth
A new report released by Audubon North Carolina shows just how well-positioned the state is to grow its battery storage industry. Called “Battery Storage: North Carolina’s Footprint in the Global Value Chain,” the report analyzes data from across North Carolina, identifying companies with 1,200 locations in the state that have the potential to do business in the battery storage space. These companies represent 160,000 workers and $45 billion in sales, and can be found across the state, from Morganton to Jacksonville. “Battery storage is a critical step toward a cleaner energy future for North Carolina, but it also makes good business sense,” said Andrew Hutson, Audubon North Carolina execut
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11/17/2020
Wisk and NASA Accelerate Autonomous Advanced Air Mobility
Wisk is teaming with NASA in the first partnership between the two organizations to focus on the safe integration of autonomous aircraft systems into Urban Air Mobility applications at a national level.  The partnership is part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign strategy to develop key guid
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11/17/2020
Evaluating the Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on the Grid
A joint research project to study how proposed offshore wind farms may impact New York State’s electric grid was announced today by Clarkson University, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA). The study will inform and help realize Governor An
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11/08/2020
A Method to Detect Charge Traps in Organic Semiconductors

Lead author, Nasim Zarrabi measuring the photo-response of organic solar cells at Optoelectronics Laboratory of Swansea University.

Scientists at Swansea University have developed a very sensitive method to detect the tiny signatures of so called 'charge traps' in organic semiconductors. The research, published in Nature Communications and supported by the Welsh Government through the European Regional Development Fund, may change views a
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11/04/2020
Joint Venture for Large-Scale Production of Fuel-Cells
Volvo and Daimler are both seeking to make the new company a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells, and thus help the world take a major step towards climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. The Volvo Group will acquire 50 percent of the partnership interests in Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH &a
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11/02/2020
Intelligent Cameras Enhance Human Perception
A team of researchers at the Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed an intelligent camera that achieves not only high spatial and temporal but also spectral resolution. The camera has a wide range of applications that ca
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11/02/2020
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