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Sparking off research into deep geothermal energy

ETH Zurich is to receive ten million Swiss francs from the Werner Siemens Foundation to establish a chair in deep geothermal energy. This will enable ETH Zurich to immediately fulfil its aim to launch an initiative in this promising field.

Posted: May 7th, 2013

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Inkjet printing reduces ecological footprint of organic photovoltaics

Solliance - a cross-border research initiative on thin film photovoltaics - has achieved a world first with a new inkjet printing process for manufacturing environmentally friendly OPV cells that deliver benchmark efficiency. Completely compatible with existing manufacturing technology, the process replaces toxic chlorinated solvents with more benign alternatives.

Posted: May 7th, 2013

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A123 Systems LLC introduces A123 Energy Solutions

A123 Systems, LLC announced today that its businesses focused on advanced batteries for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacements for commercial applications will be branded A123 Energy Solutions, combining the activities of several previous groups of A123 Systems.

Posted: May 6th, 2013

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The Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to join electricity in ending traffic pollution

The Finnish hydrogen roadmap assesses the export opportunities that can be available to Finnish businesses through international development. The report envisages the kind of energy-, climate- and industrial-political opportunities offered to Finland through widespread adoption of hydrogen energy, and presents realistic recommendations for gaining access to them.

Posted: May 6th, 2013

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Charging electric vehicles cheaper and faster

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a unique integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today's electric vehicle chargers, they have managed to shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2013

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In first, electric vehicle-to-grid technology sells power back to power grid

Joined by government and industry leaders, the University of Delaware and NRG Energy are celebrating an important milestone for its eV2g projec: becoming an official resource of PJM Interconnection and proving for the first time that electric vehicle-to-grid technology can sell electricity from electric vehicles to the power grid.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2013

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Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

Empa researchers from the Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory are working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam which, in future, will replace the conventional monolithic structure.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2013

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