Researchers have proposed using the energy generated on offshore wind turbine farms to produce hydrogen in situ instead of conveying it ashore by cable. They have shown that this is technically possible and economically viable.
A team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists demonstrated how a new material - a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite - that hadn't previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered.
Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed can quickly store heat and release it for use when needed, surpassing conventional storage options in both flexibility and efficiency.
Researchers achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres.
A new special issue of Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology addresses this gap with cutting edge research that advances methods, tests new approaches against emerging technologies, and assesses novel technologies for transportation, infrastructure, energy, and materials.