TECNALIA has developed a system for wireless recharging of electric car batteries, just like the batteries of toothbrushes are being recharged. The system has a device located in the floor which transmits electricity to another, receptor element in the vehicle.
A new survey of experts argues that solar power will become much cheaper through 2025, while expanding greatly - but for these trends to continue for the long term, will require a committment to funding research.
ExxonMobil and many other energy companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop transportation biofuels from renewable resources such as the oil or hydrocarbons produced by microalgae.
The UPSOIL project, funded under the European 7th FP, has allowed its Consortium to bring the future to present in the soil and groundwater remediation field, introducing some new groundbreaking concepts.
Recently, PolyU's Department of Building Services Engineering and the Water Supplies Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government have been working together to turn water mains into an alternative source of power.
An offshore wind test turbine has been erected behind the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus to evaluate sensor systems and controls in preparation for the installation of a floating turbine in the Gulf of Maine this spring as part of the DeepCwind Consortium project.
A variety of highly innovative, high energy-efficient transport systems are currently under development in Japan. Here are three such transport systems whose practical realization is now more than a dream.
To convert waste heat from solid oxide fuel cells into electricity is the goal of the HITTEC project. Researchers are developing a thermoelectric converter to make fuel cell systems more efficient, possibly generating an extra 10 per cent energy output.