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Are microgrids a key to grid resiliency?

New research shows that resilient, hyper-local microgrids provide economic value, if designed with the right mix of power sources. In a series of studies and a presentation, the team predicted the role that both large and small microgrids can play in the drive toward renewable and resilient power.

Dec 3rd, 2021

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Bacteria may be key to sustainably extracting earth elements for tech

A new study describes a proof of principle for engineering a bacterium, Gluconobacter oxydans, that takes a big first step towards meeting skyrocketing rare earth element demand in a way that matches the cost and efficiency of traditional thermochemical extraction and refinement methods and is clean enough to meet U.S. environmental standards.

Nov 18th, 2021

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Smart farming: AI technologies for sustainable agriculture

Changing climatic conditions, the shortage of skilled workers, the use of pesticides - a wide range of factors have an impact on the quality and flow of agricultural processes. Researchers are aiming to make this more efficient and sustainable by means of cloud and AI technologies.

Nov 2nd, 2021

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