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Water-Enriched Poly(Ionic Liquid)s: High-Efficient Microreactors for the Hydrolysis of Ethylene Carbonate

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:11
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03773B, PaperYongya Zhang, Bihua Chen, Yifeng Zhang, Li Qin, Bo Liu, Bing Ni, Guohua Gao
A kind of poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) catalysts with swelling ability and water enrichment ability in the water/ethylene carbonate (EC) mixed substrates were designed and synthesized via one step direct radical...
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Tungstate catalysis: pressure-switched 2- and 6- electron reductive functionalization of CO2 with amines and phenylsilane

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:11
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03416D, PaperMei-Yan Wang, Ning Wang, Xiao-Fang Liu, Chang Qiao, Liang-Nian He
An efficient and environmentally benign tungstate catalysis for reductive functionalization of CO2 with amines and phenylsilane was developed. By simply varying the pressure, 2-electron or 6-electron reduction of CO2 successfully...
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Energy Storage Is Coming, But Big Price Declines Still Needed

Joshua Rhodes for Forbes: Cheap energy storage got a steroid shot this week when FERC announced that it was going to let energy storage operate in the wholesale markets as both a buyer and a seller.
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PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Names SolarEdge and LG Chem as Preferred Suppliers as Battery Storage Moves Forward

Alternative Energy - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:02
Agreement offers combined solar and storage solutions to homeowners nationwide
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NERC Regulatory Expert Certrec to Participate in the Solar Asset Management North America 2018 Conference in San Francisco from March 13-14

Alternative Energy - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:00
Solar asset managers are looking for effective strategies in developing successful NERC compliance programs.
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Soligent Acquires the REPOWER America Solar Network

Alternative Energy - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:58
The largest pure play solar distributor acquires the largest solar franchise in the Americas.
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Ballard Receives Follow-On Order For Next Stage in Development of Non Precious Metal Catalyst-Based Fuel Cells for Material Handling

Alternative Energy - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:57
Ballard Power Systems today announced that it has received a follow-on purchase order from Nisshinbo Holdings, an Environmental and Energy company, to progress a previously announced Technology Solutions program to the next stage.
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Natural Power to chair Alt Assets Renewable Energy Investor Forum, London

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:21
Giles Dearden, Director of Global Due Diligence at renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, is set to chair and deliver the opening address at the eighth annual Renewable Energy Investor Forum which takes place in London on 22nd February 2018.
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ENEL, ENERTRAG AND LECLANCHÉ TEAM UP TO BUILD STORAGE PLANT IN GERMANY

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:30
• The 22 MW Cremzow facility will be Enel’s first storage plant in Germany and will provide grid stabilisation services through primary frequency regulation • The project is jointly developed by Enel’s German renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany and wind energy company ENERTRAG, in collaboration with Leclanché as EPC contractor • The investment planned for the construction of the new plant is approx. 17 million euros; the first 2 MW section of the facility is expected to be operational in April 2018, with the entire plant planned to come online by the end of the year
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The Future of Offshore Renewable Energy

While offshore wind has come the farthest and gets the most attention, there are other offshore generation resources that may start making waves in the near future too.
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From Fossil Fuel To Electricity Without CO2: Ohio State University Makes It Possible

The chemical looping process refers to the use of a metal oxide material to take oxygen from air (and water, and/or CO2), and supply that oxygen to a fossil fuel and/or biomass. Using the chemical looping concept, one can make many products such as electricity, liquid fuels,
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New Bill Aims to Give Calif. Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits More Access to Solar Energy

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:01
Will bring thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars in investment to state
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Massachusetts’ SMART Program Awards Sunpin 20-Year Feed-In-Tariff Contract in Western Massachusetts

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00
Sunpin to Develop 5MW Solar Power Plant in Blandford, Massachusetts as Part of the Commonwealth's Efforts to Deploy 1.6 Gigawatts of New Solar Generating Capacity
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EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:28
New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals
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Filling Station of the Future to Deliver Electricity, Hydrogen or Methane

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:27
ZSW research project aims for climate-friendly mobility
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CMI Limited, the leading Specialty Cables manufacturer, announces Q3 results for 2017-18

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:55
CMI Limited at the meeting of its board of directors held on 10.02.2018 approved Standalone/ consolidated un- audited financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2017.
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GETI 2018 finds flexible working at the heart of happiness for renewables professionals

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:55
The second annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world's largest energy recruitment and employment trends report, is released today, revealing the full extent to which automation and digitalisation are not just reshaping but revitalising renewables workforces.
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Microgrids Providing Innovative Business Models to Solve Today's Biggest Energy Challenge

Alternative Energy - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:54
Session within Washington, D.C. microgrids forum in March to examine "Microgrids-as-a-Service" business model
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Valorization of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid. Diels-Alder Reactions with Benzyne

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:39
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00308D, CommunicationEric M Serum, SELVAKUMAR SERMADURAI, Nicolas Zimmermann, Mukund P. Sibi
Biomass-derived 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid was valorized by conversion to 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid via benzyne-cycloaddition and reductive aromatization in 66% overall yield (four steps). Two novel bicyclic intermediates were isolated in 80% and...
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Conversion of glucose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed by acid-base bifunctional heteropolyacid-based ionic hybrids

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:39
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03821F, PaperPingping Zhao, Yunyun Zhang, Yong Wang, Hongyou Cui, Feng Song, Xiuyu Sun, Lipeng Zhang
Design of stable acid-base bifunctional heterogeneous catalysts has become crucial for efficient catalytic conversion of renewable biomass to high value-added chemicals. Heteropolyacids (HPAs) are of great interest due to their...
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