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California-based Simbol Materials plans to extract Lithium and other valuable elements from the brine used by Geothermal plants, just as the demand for Lithium is expected to soar due to future increase in electric cars.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
London's iconic Tower Bridge will be retrofitted with LED lights that save 40% on energy for illumination and have the ability to change color and intensity.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
By layering graphene sheets and silicon, researchers have developed an anode with storage capacity and recharge rates 10x higher than traditional Li-ion batteries.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Despite tidal energy's limitations, Siemens makes a significant investment in tidal power because of its long-term predictability.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John Bowers
The Optical Society has awarded Institute Director John Bowers the prestigious John Tyndall award for his research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
A recent report says that greater investment in energy efficiency could achieve $200m in cost savings and create over 1 million jobs.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
A simple, easily fabricated metal-insulator-metal device has the ability to create electricity from a range of infrared and visible light.
Date: 11/09/2011
Type: News
NASA is investing $89 million to see if it can achieve limitless flight using solar photovoltaic technology.
Date: 11/08/2011
Type: News
Berkeley Lab researchers approach theoretical efficiency for a solar cell by designing gallium arsenide panels that emit photons to increase voltage, a reversal of conventional industry wisdom.
Date: 11/07/2011
Type: News

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