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As a sign of corn ethanol's growing maturity, ending direct U.S. support for ethanol production is under serious consideration.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Engineers take embedded computing to new levels of precision through elaborate control systems in their quest for greater efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Fluorine.
Contour Energy Systems will soon release fluorine batteries that have the potential to perform two to three times times more effectively than lithium batteries. The company has found a way to keep the energy density high while cranking up the power density.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
US Capitol Building
Congress is providing increased funding support to ARPA-E at a time when many programs face cuts.
Date: 03/03/2011
Type: Article
Compressed Air Energy Storage schematic
Venture firms have funded many electrochemical technologies for utility-scale energy storage, but issues with cost, long-term reliability and utility familiarity limit their feasibility. Compressed air energy storage (CAES) may offer a more affordable and reliable alternative.
Date: 03/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Eurus Energy America's 45MW solar generating facility could generate enough electricity to cater for the energy requirements of 36,000 Kings County homes.
Date: 08/08/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
A prototype of Qualcomm's Mirasol display.
Companies like Qualcomm, Phillips and LG are developing thin, energy-efficient color display screens for portable electronics that are based on microelectromechanical devices or MEMs.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: Article

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