Industry News

December 2020
Bionic Idea Boosts Lithium-Ion Extraction

Metal ion sieving using a bioinspired nanochannel membrane

Lithium is an energy-critical element that is considered to be a geopolitically significant resource. However, the supply of lithium may not be enough to meet continuously increasing demand. As a result, scientists are looking for new ways to extract lithium ions. Ion selective membranes have already been used
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12/31/2020

Public-Private Partnership for Development of Fusion Energy

PPPL physicist Gerrit Kramer with conceptual image of SPARC fusion reactor.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is collaborating with private industry on cutting-edge fusion research aimed at achieving commercial fusion energy. This work, enabled through a public-private DOE grant program, supports efforts to develop high-performance fusion gra
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12/31/2020
Army Research into Effective Training Model for Robots

New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, especially ground robots. These learning components will permit autonomous agents to reason and adapt to changing battlefield conditions.

Multi-domain operations, the Army's future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to operate alongside the warfighter. New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, esp
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12/31/2020
First High-Speed EV Charging Hub Comes to Adirondack Park
New York State unveiled the first non-Tesla fast charger for electric vehicles (EV) in the Adirondack Park – providing a key link to the North Country and better accessibility to the park region for drivers including those traveling to and from Montreal. The four 175 kilowatt Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) in
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12/22/2020
DFC and The Rockefeller Foundation to Help End Energy Poverty
The Rockefeller Foundation and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work to end energy poverty by promoting investment in Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) around the world. The agreement will focus on delivering reliable, sustainable el
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12/21/2020
Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Station at JFK Airport
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the largest publicly accessible fast-charging station for electric vehicles in the Northeast is now operational at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens. The ten-port charging station is part of a joint initiative by the New York Power Authority and the Port Au
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12/18/2020
Helping New York Reach Zero-Emission Electricity by 2040
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with Schneider Electric, General Electric, and Smarter Grid Solutions, received a $2.2 million award to develop a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) to mitigate potential issues caused by integrating distributed energy resources (DER) with th
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12/17/2020
Eaton, China Complete Clean Energy Infrastructure Project
By 2035, half of global power generation will be from renewable energy resources, and power management company Eaton is helping the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) add more renewables to its grid. As the COVID-19 situation improved in China, Eaton helped move the Qinghai-Henan ultra-high-voltage direct cu
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12/17/2020
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CITE 2021, Shenzhen Convention Center - April 9 - 11, 2021

The Organizing Committee of China Information Technology Expo held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that the 9th China electronic information Expo (“CITE 2021) will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from April 9 to 11, 2021, and release the relevant preparations for the Expo to al
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12/15/2020
Purdue, West Point to Partner on Autonomous Race Car

Students and faculty from Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are working together on a team entry for the Indy Autonomous Challenge. (Image provided)

The Indy Autonomous Challenge will bring together collegiate teams from around the world next October to run autonomous race cars around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famed 2.5-mile oval. To get to the starting line, collegiate teams have been working since 2019 bringing together interested faculty and students, writing business plans and raising funds. The challenge, set for Oct. 21-23, is a series of events that has teams address topics such as artificial intelligence, sensors, data science and more i
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12/11/2020
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