Innovation & Technology

Investors restart battery financing to close the renewable energy funding gap

Advances in power production and transportation will be key in the race to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. And at the heart of the new energy-transport nexus lies a technology that is capturing the interest of governments, corporations, and investors: the battery, Financial Times writes. Projections from the International Energy Agency show the magnitude …

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Photonics21: New method to turn CO2 into clean energy

A European group is working on a revolutionary method that would convert carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into clean energy products such as methane gas and methanol liquid fuel using sunlight and LEDs. The consortium, dubbed ‘SPOTLIGHT,’ is developing a chemical method as well as a photonics device to convert carbon dioxide and green hydrogen …

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Scientists came up with a cheaper way to make green hydrogen

As the competition for abundant clean energy sources to counteract climate change intensifies, hydrogen is emerging as a viable source of renewable energy. Green hydrogen emits no carbon, but its generation remains difficult and pricey, according to Sustainability-times.com. Scientists all over the world are working on more efficient and cost-effective methods of producing zero-carbon hydrogen, …

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Chinese fusion reactor is five times hotter than the sun

China’s “artificial sun” has set a new world record by heating plasma to temperatures five times that of the sun and maintaining it for more than 17 minutes. According to the Xinhua news agency, the EAST (Experimental Superconducting Tokamak) fusion reactor maintained a temperature of 70 million degrees for 1,056 seconds. This achievement is another …

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Scientists discover unique microorganisms in oceans that thrive without sun

There would be no oxygen on Earth if it were not illuminated by sunlight, a key element of photosynthesis. Plants, algae and cyanobacteria mainly produce oxygen. Now, researchers have made a startling discovery: deep below the surface of the ocean, oxygen can be produced without sunlight. Scientists have discovered that ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA), the species …

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How renewable hydrogen might reshape energy geopolitics

According to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the transition of the global energy system away from fossil fuels and toward renewable hydrogen could result in a significant reassessment of geopolitical relationships, potentially supporting the emergence of new global powers. Similarly to how fossil fuel resources have long had an …

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