India is trending, boosting EV, batteries, PV …

India is trending boosting EV, batteries, PV ...

India is trending, boosting Electric Vehicles, the Lithium-ion battery industry, Solar Power and even assigned 100 smart cities

India is changing fast. Since a few years, the country invests huge amounts of money in solar PV projects to supply metro, train and urban areas with green electric energy (goal: 100GW of solar power by 2022).

The latest news is that India intents to boost the development of lithium ion batteries and Tata announced its plans launching an electric version of the Nano car for exclusive use as a fleet car.  Read More

Graphene promising as superconductor

Graphene promising as superconductor

It’s official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state – which means electrical current can flow through it with zero resistance. Foto Stanford University

Graphene is super light, flexible, very strong and a good conductor. But now the wonder carbon graphene, seems to reach the holy grail: superconductivity.

For the first time, Cambridge researchers have shown that graphene (only one atomic layer) is able to pass electric current without any resistance. Read More

CO2 conversion to Ethanol

CO2 converts into Ethanol

ORNL researchers developed a catalyst made of copper nanoparticles (seen as spheres) embedded in carbon nanospikes that can convert carbon dioxide into ethanol.

Wow, they did it. Just by coincident. Scientist of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory succeeded to convert CO2 into ethanol.

Ethanol can be used as a (car) fuel.

This is a break through!

 

 

 

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Nanofiltration cleans drinking water

nanofiltration for extreme clean drinking water

NX Filtration to lead development of nanofiltration to make drinking water free of drug residues

Nanofiltration will filter the smalles particles from our drinking water. Isn’t that great news. Finally, our drinking water will be clean.

The University Twente developed a new weapon in the fight against medicines, hormones and pesticides in our drinking water.

The membranes which will filter the water from the smallest particles, are built with nanofiltration, base on new, synthetic polymers.

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Finally: solar needles make fuel from water

Nano, hydro gas, oxygen gas, renewables, polymer, TU Eindhoven

Solar needles of gallium phosphide, can cleave water, to hydrogen gas and oxygen gas.

It seems pure alchemy, but it’s solid science:

Researchers managed to create fuel directly from sunlight and water. In an article in Nature Communications last Friday, they presented nanowires, pulling hydrogen from water molecules.  Read More

More Efficient Production of Hydrogen is Possible says Stanford

Hydrogen energy

The scheme of hydrogen fuel cell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy)

A more efficient production of hydrogen by electrolysis seems to be a step closer thanks to a discovery by researchers at Stanford University.

They developed electrodes from nickel and iron: low cost materials which are available in large quantities. Read More