Industry News

July 2022
Listening to the People Results in a More Sustainable Future Energy System

This graphic shows the fraction of different types of electricity sources in the US in 2050 based on an energy mix plan that takes into account the preferences and demographics of various racial groups, with projections by the US Energy Information Administration based on current plans and policies

­As policymakers around the world aim to cut carbon emissions and meet climate goals, new research points to a critical group whose opinions could help to shape energy planning for the better: the consumers. By taking into account the demographics and preferences of US racial groups, clarified through a nationa
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07/29/2022
Common Table Sugar Key to Allaying Safety Concern in Aqueous Zinc Batteries

Researchers designed a sucrose-modified aqueous electrolyte that increases the mobility of zinc ion in response to the electric field and successfully achieves dendrite-free zinc batteries without compromising electrochemical performance.

­Due to their low cost and environmental friendliness, aqueous zinc batteries have the potential to play an important role in future energy storage systems for applications like the power grid. However, a safety concern has slowed the progress of this emerging technology. In a July 28 study published
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07/29/2022
High-Performance Waveguide Devices for Next Generation Photonic Chips

SPIM-WGs with varying cross-sections, enabling mode conversion

­With the advance of semiconductor industry, the traditional electronic integrated circuit is approaching its limit in bandwidth and energy consumption. Compared to electronic integrated circuits, photonic integrated circuits exhibit lower transmission loss, wider bandwidth and smaller time delay. On the other ha
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07/29/2022
Scientists Fabricate High-Performance Large-Area Perovskite Submodules for Solar Cells

Surface redox engineering of vacuum-deposited NiOx for top-performance perovskite solar cells and modules

­Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are promising solar technologies. Although low-cost wet processing has shown advantages in small-area PSC fabrication, the preparation of uniform charge transport layers with thickness of several nanometers from solution for meter-sized large area products is still challenging. Recently, a researc
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07/29/2022
Virtual Reality Flight-Training Program at Embry-Riddle Set for Expansion

Dr. Ken Byrnes, Flight Department chair and assistant dean of the College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle

­As the flight-training industry increasingly moves toward virtual reality (VR) as one way to combat the looming pilot shortage, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will further expand its VR capabilities this fall — a move that will allow 100 additional students to advance through the program this ye
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07/28/2022
GreenSpur Wind, Niron Magnetics Develop New Rare Earth-free Generator Solution for the Offshore Wind Market

GreenSpur Wind and Niron Magnetics Collaborate to Develop New Rare Earth-free Generator Solution for the Offshore Wind Market

GreenSpur Wind, the company who has developed a new generator for the global offshore wind market, and Niron Magnetics, the company pioneering the world’s first high-performance, rare earth-free permanent magnets, today announced a milestone in developing a new, lighter, and highly efficient rare ea
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07/27/2022
Mouser Electronics and Allegro MicroSystems Announce Global Distribution Agreement

Mouser Electronics and Allegro MicroSystems Announce Global Distribution Agreement

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new global distribution agreement with Allegro MicroSystems, a global leader in power and sensing solutions for motion control and en
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07/27/2022
Promising Prospects in Solar District Heating Market, FMI Report Expects Modest Growth at 7% CAGR

Promising Prospects in Solar District Heating Market, FMI Report Expects Modest Growth at 7% CAGR

­The demand for solar district heating exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2021, and it is expected to increase at a CAGR of over 7% from 2022 to 2028. The global solar district heating market is predicted to grow over the forecast period, as technology is a cost-effective and environmentally responsib
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07/27/2022
Ampaire Announces RED Aircraft GmbH as Reciprocating Engine Supplier for Hybrid-Electric Eco Caravan

Ampaire Announces RED Aircraft GmbH as Reciprocating Engine Supplier for Hybrid-Electric Eco Caravan

­Ampaire announced a key exclusive supplier for the hybrid-electric propulsion system it is developing for its Eco Caravan aircraft, an upgrade to the current Cessna Grand Caravan. Ampaire will use a RED Aircraft AO3 series compression ignition engine rated to 550 hp (405 kW) in an integrated parallel configuration. Th
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07/25/2022
Global EV Traction Motor Market Size Worth USD 23486.5 Million, by 2028

Global EV Traction Motor Market Size Worth USD 23486.5 Million, by 2028

Vantage Market Research’s recent analysis of the Global EV Traction Motor Market finds that the increasing adoption and sales of electric vehicles are expediting market growth. In addition, rising government initiatives and an increase in demand for high-performance motors are anticipated to augment th
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07/20/2022
ZapBatt, Toshiba Unlock Lithium Titanium Oxide Battery Technology for Micro-mobility

Charlie Welch, the co-founder and CEO of ZapBatt

­As companies emphasize the importance of micro-mobility initiatives in urban areas ZapBatt has partnered with Toshiba (TOSBF), merging its proprietary Artificial intelligence (AI) software technology and next-gen battery hardware with Toshiba’s lithium titanium oxide (LTO) battery cells to
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07/19/2022
TAE Technologies Exceeds Fusion Reactor Performance Goals By 250%

The Copernicus

­After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating unmatched real-time control of plasma with its state-of-the-art fusion research reactor, Norman, TAE Technologies announced that it has secured strategic and institutional investments to fund the construction of it
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07/19/2022
Debunking the Myths That Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

Jonas Meckling, who was the Coleman P. Burke Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor at YSE in 2021 and is associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley

­To spur decarbonization, public investments must go beyond government support of research and development and expand into the manufacturing and deployment of new technology. To do this, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage use of public funds, a
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07/15/2022
Deformable Pump Gives Soft Robots a Heart

Rob Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering

­The Tin Man didn’t have one. The Grinch’s was three sizes too small. And for soft robots, the electronically powered pumps that function as their “hearts” are so bulky and rigid, they must be decoupled from the robot’s body – a separation that can leak energy and render the bots less efficient. Now, a collabo
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07/15/2022
Kohler HVO Fuel Capabilities Provide Customers with a Pathway to Zero Carbon

Kohler HVO Fuel Capabilities provide customers with a pathway to zero carbon

­Kohler Power Systems, part of Kohler Co., has announced that its entire offering of mission-critical diesel generators is compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), marking a significant breakthrough in the usage of alternative fuels in backup power. No adaptations to the installed generators are required, al
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07/06/2022
Infineon, Oxford Ionics Jointly Develop Leading Trapped Ion Quantum Processors

Infineon ion trap on chip carrier (copyright Infineon)

­Infineon Technologies AG and Oxford Ionics announce a collaboration to build high-performance and fully integrated quantum processing units (QPUs). The combination of Oxford Ionics’ unique electronic qubit control (EQC) technology with Infineon’s world-leading engineering and manufacturing capabilities, as
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07/06/2022
Wärtsilä's Flexible Engine Solutions Support Italy's Transition Towards its Renewable Energy Targets

Italo Ballestrelli, FATA EPC Executive Vice President, COO; Marco Golinelli, Wärtsilä Sr. Business Dev. Manager, Sales & Commercial; Stefano Avenati, FATA EPC Head of Sales and Proposals, at the agreement signing ceremony. © Wärtsilä Corporation

­The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines with auxiliaries for a 75 MW power plant being built in Termoli, on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The plant has been contracted by energy utility Metaenergiaproduzione, and is under construction by FATA SpA, a member of the Danieli Group. The order was pl
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07/06/2022
Battery-grade Lithium Hydroxide Produced in a Test Program Based on Ore from Keliber's Largest Deposit

Hannu Hautala, CEO, Keliber

­Keliber has completed a four-phase pilot-scale test programme and verified the behaviour of the ore from the company's largest deposit, Rapasaari, at all stages of the production process. A similar pilot-scale test programme has previously been carried out using ore from Syväjärvi, the mine where quarrying wil
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07/06/2022
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