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Category Archive: Power Plants

  1. New Compound to Make Hydrogen Transport Cheaper and Cooler”

    Nov
    28
    2023

    Hydrogen is a clean energy source that has the potential to play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon future. However, its high cost and challenges in storage and transportation have limited its widespread adoption. To address these challenges, researchers have formed a new compound that streamlines hydrogen storage and transportation. A team […]

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  2. Revolutionary Solar-Powered Fog Net Helps to Clean Pollution

    Oct
    25
    2023

    Pollution and climate change are threatening the world’s most important resource, drinking water. It is said that over half of the world’s population could be facing water scarcity by 2025.  Fog nets have long been a literal lifesaver in arid regions with regular fog as they are used to gather water in useful quantities and […]

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  3. Build Begins on Wyoming-to-California Power Line

    Sep
    18
    2023

    Following the wind power concerns, construction on the Wyoming-to-California power line has started. This line will enable electricity transmission from a wind farm with 600 turbines, and a total power of 3 GW, with an estimated project cost of the wind farm of $5 billion. Both the wind farm and the transmission lines are expected […]

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  4. Condenser Coating for Power Plants Holds Potential to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 460 Million Tons Annually

    Sep
    13
    2023

    Gradually phasing out global dependence on fossil fuels is an ongoing process. Therefore, it’s essential to explore methods that can enhance the efficiency of energy production. In this endeavor, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have introduced a pioneering coating for steam condenser pipes. With widespread adoption, this advancement could lead to an energy […]

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  5. A Solution for Nuclear Environments: Development of a Prosthetic Robotic Arm

    Jul
    17
    2023

    A prosthetic device from the prosthetic developer COVVI has been adapted to a new robotic system that can be remotely controlled for operations in dangerous nuclear environments. As an example, operations will include handling nuclear materials and waste. As mentioned in the project announcement from May 2023, “The remote control of robotics (teleoperation) will reduce […]

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  6. Carbon Footprint Cut: Swedish Mining Firm Turns to Green Hydrogen

    Jun
    27
    2023

    The efforts to achieve net-zero targets require significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Industries are actively seeking alternative resources to address this challenge. A Swedish mining firm is tapping into green hydrogen as a sustainable energy solution for their industrial processes. Sweden’s state-owned mining and minerals company, LKAB, which operates the largest underground iron-ore mine in […]

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  7. 3D Printed Metal Filters Enhance Circuit Breaker Safety, Eliminating Explosion Risks

    Jun
    02
    2023

    Schneider Electric, a leading energy management and automation company, has introduced a groundbreaking high-voltage circuit breaker featuring 3D-printed metal filters for enhanced protection against overloads. These filters, designed to be integrated into circuit breakers, safeguard people and equipment in industrial environments, including power plants and chemical processing facilities. When a circuit breaker is activated, it […]

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  8. Rescue Robots and Nuclear Emergencies: Avoiding the Risk to Human Life

    May
    18
    2023

    The UK-based engineering company Forth successfully tested robots that are able to withstand hazardous environments caused by nuclear emergency situations. This way, the harm and danger to workers at nuclear sites will be eliminated, and costs will be decreased. The Rescue Robot is remotely operated by a control center from a safe distance (up to […]

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  9. Antarctica is Set to Receive New State-Of-The-Art Wind Turbines

    May
    09
    2023

    Antarctica New Zealand, a government-funded research project, recently announced plans to install new state-of-the-art wind turbines at the future Scott Base. These turbines will be installed on Ross Island in Antarctica and will power New Zealand’s only Antarctic research station with over 90% renewable energy. Wind turbine maker EWT has signed a contract to supply and install three […]

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  10. General Electric: Plans for Over $450M of Investments in the U.S.

    Apr
    27
    2023

    The American multinational conglomerate General Electric Company recently announced investment plans for over $450M in existing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in 2023. The investment will mainly cover new equipment purchases, as well as other improvements, as the company plans to split into two independent companies – aerospace (GE Aerospace) and energy (GE Vernova), which […]

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  11. Toyota: $49M Solar Project in Alabama Announced

    Apr
    13
    2023

    Toyota Group will begin the construction of a 168-acre, 30 MW solar power plant around the company’s engine manufacturing facility in North Huntsville Industrial Park in Alabama. The project is worth $49M, and after it goes online, it will provide the engine facility with 70% of its power demand by expected electricity production of 62,000 […]

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  12. New Georgia Nuclear Power Plant Starts Operation

    Mar
    09
    2023

    The Vogtle nuclear reactor Unit 3 recently started splitting atoms as a result of a process called nuclear fission, announced Georgia Power. Furthermore, Unit 3 is expected to be fully operational in May or June, according to the company. This is the first new reactor in almost seven years that started operation in the US. […]

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  13. EU North Seas Summit: A New Ambitious Offshore Wind Goal

    Sep
    22
    2022

    In a recent Summit in Dublin, ministers and officials from 9 European countries signed a declaration for fast deployment of offshore wind energy in the North Seas, as well as the Irish and Celtic Seas, that will accelerate Europe’s energy independence. The North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) has 9 member countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, […]

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  14. BlackRock Invest $700 Million In Australian Battery Storage

    Aug
    25
    2022

    The world’s leading investment company BlackRock recently announced a $700 million investment in Australian battery storage through an investment fund under its management. As part of the plan, BlackRock will acquire Akaysha Energy, an Australian company specializing in the development of renewable energy projects and battery storage. The investment is BlackRock’s commitment to supporting the […]

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  15. U.S. Department of Defense to Build Micro 1 MW Nuclear Reactors

    May
    02
    2022

    The U.S. Department of Defense, and more specifically, the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), has published a press release to inform of the launch of a new program intended to develop a mobile micro-reactor able to deliver 1-5 MW of electrical power for at least three years of continuous operation. SCO will first develop a prototype […]

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  16. Siemens Gamesa presents giant new 14 MW wind turbine

    Apr
    19
    2022

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has presented a new record-sized offshore wind turbine named the SG 14-236 DD, which features a rotor diameter of 236 meters (774 ft) and a blade length of 115 meters. The new turbine builds upon the previous 222-meters diameter model, but uses the same technology platform so its production can stay […]

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  17. Scientists Find Way to Produce Hydrogen using Water and Aluminum

    Feb
    25
    2022

    A team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz have found a cost-effective and practically feasible way to produce clean hydrogen gas by using water, aluminum, and gallium. Aluminum’s high level of reactivity has been known and well documented for many years, but researchers struggled to find an efficient way to put it into the context […]

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