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Global Hydrogen

27.09.2022

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report series on global hydrogen, showing the importance of its commercial transport and trade for the establishment of a more diversified and sustainable energy system as well as CO2 emissions reduction. Hydrogen is the most important component of a...

Wood-based Battery could Revolutionise Energy Market

24.09.2022

Nowadays a trend can be witnessed in almost all countries around the globe which focuses on the development of renewable energy sources. One condition that has to be met in order to efficiently harness the energy produced by renewables is that the storage media or batteries have to be more flexible and enduring. There are a...

Waste statistics in the EU: 2 151 million tonnes waste in 2020

20.09.2022

Waste generation and treatment statistics in the European Union in 2020 presented by Eurostat reveals that EU‘s all economic activities and households in the EU Member States generated 2 151 million tonnes waste which corresponds 4 808 kg per capita. Of all different activities, the largest waste producer is Construction,...

SYNTHESIS GAS. Analysis of Inventions

17.09.2022

Syngas is one of the key resources for the production of synthetic fuels. Hydrogen, which is a part of syngas is widely used in oil refining and ammonia production. One of the main advantages of syngas is that it can be produced from almost any hydrocarbon or organic material, including natural gas, oil, coal, biomass and even...

New Understanding of Nickel Oxide Superconductors Pave Way for New Applications

14.09.2022

After superconductivity was discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, scientists around the globe have taken great pains to unravel the mysteries of this phenomenon in materials physics. The insights they have gained are profound. However, the exact mechanisms that lie at the bottom of this phenomenon have yet to be...

Passenger cars in the EU: 1 million vehicles are battery-only electric

11.09.2022

Eurostat presented statistics on passenger cars in the EU Member States, providing information on the numbers of vehicles, their age, type of engine fuel etc. Overall, over the past five years, the passenger car fleet has grown in all EU member states, reaching a total of 250 million cars in 2020, 32 million more than in...

FLOATING SOLAR PANELS WITH TRACKING SYSTEM. Recent Patents

08.09.2022

Presently, the global market for floating solar panels is estimated to be a few dozens of millions of US dollars. At the same time, only 10-15% of floating stations are equipped with active solar tracking systems. Nevertheless, many experts expect a significant growth in this segment of market in the next decade, predominantly...

New Method for Hydrogen Storage could Help Phase Out Fossil Fuels

05.09.2022

Hydrogen is increasingly becoming one of the major players in achieving independence from fossil fuels. However, making out the perfect material for storing hydrogen either in gaseous or liquid form has brought along its own set of problems. When in gaseous form, hydrogen requires high-pressure tanks (350–700 bar [5,000–10,000...

Events calendar. September 2022

01.09.2022

The current problems on the European gas market, accompanied by large-scale changes in the natural gas supplies are certainly a central topic of the global energy industry today, and for several years to come. Today the world's natural gas production exceeds 4 Tcm, but the geographical distribution of deposits is uneven. For...

Directional Drilling. Analysis of Inventions

29.08.2022

Hydrocarbons in low-permeable shale rocks, unlike oil and gas-rich natural reservoirs, are located on a much larger area and, lacking mobility, are clogged in relatively small cavities. To ensure the extraction of hydrocarbons from such rocks, at least two additional measures are required: to increase the contact area of...