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Category Archive: Power Plants

  1. First Rechargeable Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Dioxide Battery

    Oct
    14
    2019

    Li-ion batteries are seemingly everywhere, powering everything from our smartphones to electric cars. While we can undoubtedly thank this technology for lowering the emissions in the automotive industry, Li-ion batteries are still not as eco-friendly as one might think. More precisely, the manufacturing of Li-ion batteries produces a lot of CO2 emissions. But what if […]

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  2. MIT Close to Presenting a Feasible Nuclear Fusion Reactor

    Aug
    12
    2019

    The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has announced that they have received a final push in the form of a $64 million investment, which will allegedly help them take the final step in the development of a working nuclear fusion reactor. The investment group includes MIT’s internal financial support organization called “The Engine”, the Italian […]

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  3. ABB & Siemens Test Subsea Power Grids for Underwater Factories

    Jun
    12
    2019

    As the need for more natural resources increase daily, offshore oil and gas-drilling technology is migrating from floating platforms to the seafloor. This will not only increase the production, but remove current hazards caused by icebergs and hurricanes. Pumps, compressors and separators moved down to the seafloor decades ago, requires electricity. Presently an impractical web of […]

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  4. Sustainable Floating Cities Might be the Answer

    Apr
    25
    2019

    Global warming is still the most critical thing that humankind should care about, especially in the wake of rising sea levels that can destroy whole coastal cities. While preventing this from happening is the best solution, a company named Oceanix already has plans for towns and urban areas that will be most affected by this […]

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  5. New Lithium Battery Will Suck up CO2 to Power Itself

    Oct
    17
    2018

    World is facing a serious carbon dioxide problem today.  CO2, is most harmful among the gases that trap heat and act like a blanket to warm the planet. Over the years, scientists have made efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming. A new system might offer a powerful advantage […]

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  6. Dutch City to Launch World’s First Floating Dairy Farm

    Oct
    09
    2018

    The world’s first-ever floating dairy farm is set to open in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam at the end of 2018. This dairy farm is being launched by the Dutch property company Beladon. The idea behind this floating farm is to utilize unused space in the water as an alternative to the increasingly scarce […]

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  7. Experimental Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperature of the Sun

    Jun
    25
    2018

    Researchers from Tokomak Energy in the U.K. are claiming a new milestone in thermonuclear fusion. They were able to achieve plasma temperatures in a fusion reactor, known as the ST40 device, hotter than the sun’s core for the first time — reaching 15 million degrees Celsius (59 million degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a big achievement and […]

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  8. Russia Launches World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

    May
    24
    2018

    Russia recently launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. Known as Akademik Lomonosov, this floating nuclear reactor is moving toward Western Europe for a controversial maiden voyage. The plant will be towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk, a port town in northwest Russia. After arriving […]

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  9. Water Purifier Can Clean Water from the Dead Sea

    Apr
    12
    2018

    Water is one of the most basic needs of life, yet billions of people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Although major shortages occur in developing nations, developed countries also face unanticipated water shortages, especially after natural disasters that can disrupt supplies without warning. But in a recent tech breakthrough, a […]

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  10. New Hybrid Solar Panel Harvests Energy from Sun and Rain

    Mar
    25
    2018

    Numerous advances in solar cells have made them very efficient. But they’re still pretty much useless in rainy weather. In a big breakthrough, a team of Chinese engineers has created a new hybrid solar panel that can generate energy even from raindrops. Now solar panels can harvest energy from the movement of raindrops on its […]

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  11. Tesla Quietly Raises Prices Per Kilowatt Hour At Its Supercharger Stations

    Mar
    12
    2018

    Tesla’s Supercharger network is expanding across the country but not without a cost. The company has quietly raised prices per kilowatt hour for using the fast-charging stations at an average increase for pay-per-use customers ranging from approximately 20 to 40 percent, according to Electrek. The price has actually doubled from 12 cents to 24 cents in Oregon […]

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  12. Quantum Tunneling: Producing Electricity From Earth’s Heat

    Feb
    27
    2018

    A team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has developed a device to generate electricity from the Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat through quantum tunneling. Quantum tunneling is a phenomenon that occurs when particles move through a barrier that should be impossible to move through, […]

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  13. Lightyear One: World’s First Fully Solar-Powered Car

    Jan
    30
    2018

    Considering the many problems associated with air pollution and the fact of worldwide climate change, electric cars give us the hope of building a cleaner and greener future. However, present battery technology, which requires frequent time-consuming recharging, and the lack of well-distributed charging stations combine to make electric cars less preferable. But things are going […]

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  14. Solar Greenhouses Grow Crops, Generate Electricity

    Jan
    04
    2018

    Greenhouses have a variety of applications, but they consume a lot of energy to grow our food. Temperature, lighting, and other systems are powered by electricity. To remedy this, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed new electricity-generating solar greenhouses that make use of the same energy that grows the plants. This […]

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  15. Rayton Solar: New Super-Efficient Solar Panels

    Nov
    19
    2017

    Given the pace at which the renewable energy sector is rising, it is believed that the fossil fuel industry’s days are numbered. Companies are spending billions of dollars in the solar industry and thousands of people are getting work in this area. There are three major hurdles for the solar industry: the costs involved, efficiency, […]

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  16. World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant

    Nov
    07
    2017

    Scientists have discovered a powerful weapon in the fight against global warming. The world’s first negative emissions power plant has opened in Iceland. With the vital issue of global warming in mind, Iceland has gone beyond zero by developing a power plant that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere. World’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces Researchers at the Swiss […]

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