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How China Made A Mockery Of Boris Johnson’s New Green Jobs Boast

A bleak autumn day at Methil on the south Fife coast. In front of us, the once-thriving yard where some of the North Sea’s biggest oil and gas platforms were built is almost empty. There’s just mud, puddles, and piles…

Batteries of the Future Set to be Cheaper and Better – Thanks to Sugar

Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles, and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilize lithium-sulfur battery technology, […]

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GM Recalls All Chevy Bolts Worldwide Over Battery Fire Risk

General Motors said Friday it is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall and others raise questions about lithium-ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all-electric vehicles….

Chula Successfully Converts Carbon Dioxide to Methanol – Reduces Global Warming, and Adds Value to the Circular Economy – Newswise

Newswise — An Engineering professor, Chulalongkorn University has successfully converted carbon dioxide to methanol via a thermochemical method that consumes less energy and provides more yield, providing an alternative solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate the circular economy….

US can fight global warming with new strategy for nuclear power, mining | Opinion – Knoxville News Sentinel

G. Ivan Maldonado Dr. G. Ivan Maldonado is a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Think for a minute about the wrongheaded view of nuclear power that the environmental movement has been espousing for decades. In this…

Leicester expert leads ground breaking invention on battery recycling

(University of Leicester) Researchers at the University of Leicester have developed a new method to recycle electric vehicle batteries using a ground-breaking new approach that many will have experienced in the dentist’s chair.

California Crazy: Don’t Charge Your Electric Vehicle During Heatwaves

California’s “green dream” of going to 100 percent electric vehicles by 2035 is hitting a major reality roadblock. Last week, during a major heatwave, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the agency charged with managing the state’s electric grid, sent…

Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, together with colleagues from Boston University (BU) and Wayne State University (WSU), have now succeeded in preventing dendrite formation and thus at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium metal battery. The researchers report on their method in the renowned journal “Advanced Energy Materials”.

Long-lasting Solid-state Lithium Battery From Harvard May Solve a 40-year Problem

Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today’s lithium-ion batteries fall short of what’s needed — they’re too heavy, too expensive and take too long to charge. For decades, researchers have tried to harness the potential of solid-state, lithium-metal batteries, which hold substantially more energy in the same […]

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Freiberg University Forum: Technologies for climate protection

(University of Freiberg / TU Bergakademie Freiberg) Industry, science and society are facing the great challenge of developing climate and environmentally friendly technologies that will secure the future of life on earth. With its diverse research into raw material extraction, material production and energy generation, the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg contributes to important innovations in this field.

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