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Monitoring manufacturing processes to optimize energy consumption

Saving energy is becoming ever more important for manufacturing companies. One prerequisite is to capture the machines' energy consumption for each step in the production process. This can be achieved with a monitoring system developed by Fraunhofer FIT that, due to its service-oriented architecture and its ability to use heterogeneous sensors, can easily be integrated in existing facilities.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Making fuel from bacteria

In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2013

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Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels, be it heat or electricity, has to be used right away. It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated. Creating solar cells capable of producing energy in an easily storable and transportable way, that is to say fuel, is therefore the future challenge of solar energy.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2013

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China to address mercury pollution

To address mercury pollution, an issue that has largely been overlooked in the country, China's environmental authorities are conducting a series of technology assessments and submitting proposals for policy solutions.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2013

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