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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...

Thermophotovoltaics Reaching New Records During Heat-to-Light Conversion

09.06.2022

When we read about photovoltaic cells, the first thing that comes to mind is seemingly endless rows of solar panels converting sunlight into electricity. However, energy cannot only be harnessed from sunlight, but also from hot objects which, unlike the sun, emit light at a longer wavelength and lower energy. In order to...

CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER. Energy Storage. Invention analysis

05.06.2022

Energy storage technologies constitute one of the most important domains of the modern energy industry. The key problem holding back the development of renewable energy is the variability in operation of solar and wind power plants due to the natural characteristics of these resources. The development and improvement of...

CO2-Neutral Process to Generate Electricity Using Sulphur

01.02.2022

For many years, scientists around the world have been looking for means to efficiently produce and store energy in a climate-friendly manner. Among the most promising materials for this task is sulphur, as it can not only fuel steam or gas turbines, but also be used for energy storage in solar thermal power plants. When...

Ferroelectric Bubbles for Energy Devices

19.01.2022

Ferroelectric bubbles constitute a fairly new scientific area which is concerned with the conservation of electric bubbles for advanced microelectronic and energy storage devices. These bubbles are very fragile and require specific materials as well as conditions to create a film which can hold and preserve them inside. The...

Thermal Storage as a Means to Support the Energy Transition

22.11.2021

Nowadays, many homes use solar collectors to provide them with warm water. During summer, when heating demand is not high, this works quite well. However, in winter more heating is needed, which is why thermal storage was designed to store a part of the excess heat for later use. Up until now, the excess heat was stored in...

High-Capacity Heat Storage System

22.04.2020

Many processes where electricity is produced also release heat into the atmosphere. This potentially important energy resource often simply evaporates into the air without being put to any further use. Thermal energy storage (TES) is a technology that stores thermal energy by heating or cooling a storage medium so that the...

Bio-inspired artificial cells for energy storage

30.12.2019

People have long been looking for ways to replicate biological machinery with non-biological components and artificially-created cells that fulfil a key biological function of transforming light into chemical energy. Now (2019), scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have designed...

Australian researchers’ calculations could help change the face of modern energy

12.08.2019

The key problem holding back the development of renewable energy is the continuous operation of solar and wind power plants, due to the natural characteristics of these resources. Currently, the most promising trend for ensuring continuous generation of electricity by stations of this type is the use of various types of...