China looks to biological energy

[Photo/IC] Biological energy has an essential role to play in China’s efforts of realizing carbon peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060, said Wei Yiming, a senior professor and vice president of Beijing Institute of Technology. In order to realize the “dual-carbon goals”, China needs to not only lower the carbon emissions of existing … Read more

Geothermal – Experts Optimistic About Converting Coal Plants to Production Of Geothermal Energy

After a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from the size of the potential market to a novel drilling tool that could allow access to the mother lode of geothermal energy, moderator Alex Fitzsimmons, a senior director with ClearPath, brought the group back to the title of the session, “Converting Coal Plants to Geothermal: On the … Read more

A flexible device that harvests thermal energy to power wearable

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a … Read more

Energy Insecurity and the Price of Gasoline Are Promoting Renewable Energy

Energy Insecurity and the Price of Gasoline Are Promoting Renewable Energy It will take a generation to cure our addiction to fossil fuel, but if any fact emerged from the past several years of energy disruption, it is that fossil fuel prices are subject to wild gyrations. COVID-19 shutdowns reduced demand for fossil fuels along … Read more

Listening to the people results in a more sustainable future energy system

As policymakers around the world aim to cut carbon emissions and meet climate goals, new research points to a critical group whose opinions could help shape energy planning for the better: the consumers. As policymakers around the world aim to cut carbon emissions and meet climate goals, new research points to a critical group whose … Read more

AI researchers to help Indiana manufacturers reduce energy use

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University researchers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help small and mid-sized Indiana manufacturers lower their carbon footprints and train students for careers in the emerging field of energy analytics. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University researchers are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help small and mid-sized Indiana … Read more

Above the Waterline: Energy resilience near the Arctic Circle

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon with the geothermal plant in the background. (Photo by Sally Betha) The water was deliciously warm and welcoming as I eased my jet-lagged body into the pearly Blue Lagoon, rich in silica and other minerals. In the distance, I could see steam billowing from the geothermal power plant that provides the water … Read more

Enthusiasm for green energy varies, and few are willing to pay more for it

Whether they identify as Evangelists, Promoters, Passives or Detractors of green energy, few Americans are willing to pay more to adopt green energy, according to the Stevens TechPulse Report: Green Energy Perceptions and Usage. The national poll, conducted in June 2022, surveyed 2,210 adults on behalf of Stevens Institute of Technology by Morning Consult and … Read more

UKI2S gets £37m top up to support British energy, defence, biology spinouts

Publicly backed UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S) is expanding its patient capital fund by £37m to support spinouts in fields like synthetic biology, fusion energy and defence. The evergreen fund — one with no set end date, which allows for riskier bets with less pressure for immediate growth — aims to help turn … Read more