Top five green materials for electronics
When going 'green' with electronic products, the goal is to minimise energy use and have less of an environmental impact than traditional electronics. This could mean less energy used while mining materials and manufacturing the device, or it could mean that lifetimeusage of the products made from these materials requires less energy. Here, Jordan Flagel, guest author at Matmatch, explains which green materials are t...
Hornsea Two offshore windfarm motion-compensated lifting
Ørsted has signed a multi-million pound deal with Scottish engineering innovator Pict Offshore to deploy the ‘Get Up Safe’ (GUS) motion-compensated lifting system at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. The deal with Pict Offshore means that Hornsea Two, which will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm on completion in 2022, will be the first ever offshore wind farm to deploy the GUS system and entirely design...
GridSolv Quantum energy storage to lower electricity cost
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its next generation energy storage system to AEP OnSite Partners to serve the City of Martinsville, Virginia, USA. This project with the GridSolv Quantum energy storage system demonstrates Wärtsilä’s innovation capability.
UK wind power plans unfeasible without tech investment
Industrial software expert, COPA-DATA has warned that Boris’ ambitious wind power plans must not overlook critical investments in software. During the conference speech, the prime minister pledged £160m for a new scheme that he believes will ‘power every home in the country’ with wind power within a decade.
Cooperation agreement for fuel cell solutions with solar energy
PowerCell Sweden has signed a Nordic cooperation agreement with Soltech Group regarding a joint development f fuel cell solutions for solar energy based on the two companies’ products within fuel cells and solar energy. In a first collaborative project, the two companies will conduct a feasibility study regarding a stationary power solution that will secure power supply for Amokabel AB in Alstermo, Småland.
Ambitious plans to create nearly 7,000 green jobs in West Midlands
The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is embarking on an ambitious plan to further its research into energy solutions and Net Zero pathways, applying for a further £250m of Government funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review. The project is representative of the regions’ ambitious climate agenda and stands to level up the Midlands, kickstarting employment following the pandemic through the creation of almost 7,000 high skilled, gr...
IoT-edge LoRaWAN solution for smart city, smart agriculture asset tracking
Kerlink and ClearBlade have announced an out-of-the-box smart city and agriculture asset monitoring solution that combines best-of-breed gateways and device management, edge application, LoRaWAN network management, and IoT-platform capabilities.
Bag a smart thermostat under the Green Homes Grant scheme
English homeowners are now able to apply for a £5,000 Green Homes Grant voucher (up to £10k for low income households) to pay for the installation of energy-saving home improvements. The consumer can directly apply for the grant, but it needs to be performed by an accredited installer. The Green Homes Grant is a very welcome scheme to make households more energy efficient.
Energy storage technologies for future electricity grid
The electricity is facing a substantial change, due to the growing amount of renewable energies installed. Because of the necessity of decarbonise the electricity grid, a growing installation of variable renewable energies is expected for the future.
Agricultural waste into biopolymers?
Southeast Asian regions are some of the biggest worldwide agriculture producers, as well as the main areas responsible for biomass wastes, such as agricultural residues, wood biomass, animal waste and municipal solid waste, while also producing, millions of tonnes of single use plastics.