NuScale Power has released the results of a new evaluation that indicates that a single small nuclear NuScale Power Module (NPM) could economically produce almost 50 tonnes of hydrogen fuel per day.
Moltex Energy calculated that abundant solar and wind energy will mean nuclear energy needs low capital and fixed operating costs to be profitable at 30-50% capacity factor in unsubsidized competition with fossil fuels. Radical innovation will slash
MSR (Molten Salt Reactor) is a fast or thermal reactor technology cooled by molten salts in the liquid phase and moderated, in most cases, by the graphite. In this technology, the fuel can be in either liquid or solid form.
In July, 2020, ThorCon and Indonesia's Defense Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a 50 MW thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR) for either power generation or marine vehicle propulsion.
Silicon has long been the gold standard for solar cells, but it's beginning to reach its limit. Perovskite is emerging as a promising partner, and now engineers have achieved a new efficiency record closing in on 30 percent for this kind of tandem
Saxo Bank projects silver will soar to a record $50 an ounce in 2021, powered by loose Federal Reserve monetary policy and a weak dollar, and turbocharged by surging demand for the white metal in the solar energy sector.
Researchers from PNNL may have found a stable solution for better Li-ion batteries.
It would offer much higher energy density and much faster charging.
California's QuantumScape has announced stunning performance figures for what may be the first commercially viable solid-state lithium-metal battery.
Scientists investigating an experimental battery chemistry have wound up with a flexible device they say offers up to 10 times the energy density of current lithium-ion solutions, making it an ideal fit for a number of applications.
Saule Technologies has made perovskite solar cells into solar sunblinds.
Perovskite Tandem Solar Will Start Taking Solar to 43% Energy Conversion
Engineers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new way to convert natural gas into a solid form, allowing it to be stored and transported more safely and easily.
BP wasn't the only one sounding an alarm. While none of the prominent forecasters were quite as bearish, predictions for peak oil started popping up everywhere. Even OPEC, the unflappably bullish cartel of major oil exporters, suddenly acknowledg
Massive projects that aim to turn fracked gas into plastics -- like those on the books for Western Pennsylvania and Louisiana's "Cancer Alley" Chemical Corridor -- may keep the oil and gas industry alive a little longer, but at what cost?
Kyle Conner has been all over the map these days. He just recently made it to Michigan twice in the last few weeks. While the first trip found him driving the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4, more recently, he was in Detroit checking out the Ford Mustang Ma
Using rapid-spray plasma processing, the Stanford team was able to produce 40 feet (12 meters) of perovskite film per minute – about four times faster than it takes to manufacture a silicon cell.
The new Tesla 4680 cylindrical battery cells, with the shingle spiral approach, are one of the hottest topics in the EV world, as this new design can translate into 30% more range without even improving the chemistry.
Elon Musk spoke about EV range and the cost of batteries at a European Battery Conference. Here is the key points from the Electrified copy of the interview with Elon Musk.
Sandy Munro would love to tear down a Tesla 4680 battery pack for all of us all to enjoy. However, it may be some time before that's possible. Rather than keep us on the edge of our seats, Munro simply designed his own mock-up to share.
A total of $110 billion in direct and indirect benefits went to 66 companies, including between $10.4 and $15.2 billion in direct disbursements to coal, oil and gas companies that are largely responsible for the worsening climate emergency.
The solar panels, developed by student Carvey Maigue, won this year's Dyson Sustainability Award.
France's Nawa Technologies is setting up operations in the United States, and bringing its fast, affordable vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) manufacturing process into a new application: making carbon fiber composites much stronger.
Spanish company Quaternium has destroyed its own record for gasoline-electric drone endurance with a 10-hour...
VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drones are quite versatile, as they combine the vertical flight of a helicopter with the fast and efficient forward flight of a fixed-wing airplane. This one features an extended range, thanks to a fuel cell power
Researchers at KAUST have developed a perovskite ink tailor-made for a roll to roll friendly mass manufacturing process called slot-die coating, producing PSCs that captured solar energy with high efficiency.
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If there's one major thing that's holding back an electric revolution in the aviation world, it's energy storage.
NuScale used advanced testing and modeling to determine the NuScale Power Module™ (NPM) can generate an additional 25 percent more power per module for a total of 77 MWe per module (gross), resulting in about 924 MWe for the flagship 12-module powe
Range anxiety would happen without the batteries. Isn't it ironic?