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Tesla Faces Stiff Competition In Energy Storage War

Irina Slav for OilPrice.com: Siemens and AES launched a joint venture that focuses exclusively on battery storage systems.
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POWER2DRIVE: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY HAS A NEW PLATFORM

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:33
New exhibition showcases the energy transition in the transportation sector
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Potassium isopropyl xanthate (PIX): an ultra-efficient palladium scavenger

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:13

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01765K, CommunicationHong Ren, Christopher A. Strulson, Guy Humphrey, Rong Xiang, Guangtao Li, Donald R. Gauthier, Kevin M. Maloney
The increasing employment of palladium-catalyzed reactions in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) has created a pressing need for ultra-efficient palladium removal of the resulting metal contaminants.
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Bioprivileged molecules: creating value from biomass

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:13

Green Chem., 2017, 19,3177-3185
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00296C, PerspectiveBrent H. Shanks, Peter L. Keeling
Bioprivileged molecules generated from biomass can be converted to both novel molecules and drop-in replacements.
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New Tool Predicts the Cost Effectiveness of Electric Energy and Storage

Dom Galeon for Futurism: “An informed understanding of the potential future costs of electricity storage technologies is essential to quantify their uptake as well as the uptake of low-carbon technologies reliant on storage,” the researchers wrote.
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A Two Phase System for Clean and High Yield Synthesis of Furylmethane Derivatives over -SO3H Functionalized Ionic Liquids

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:20
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01654A, PaperSuhas H. Shinde, C. V. Rode
We report here a new and effective unique two-phase reaction system for high yield production of tri(furyl)methane from furfural and furan. This strategy included acidic aqueous phase (water + -SO3H...
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Role of oxygenates and effect of operating conditions in the deactivation of a Ni supported catalyst during the steam reforming of bio-oil

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:19
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01432E, PaperAitor Ochoa, Borja Aramburu, Beatriz Valle, D Resasco, Javier Bilbao, Ana G. Gayubo, Pedro Castano
This work investigates the correlation of the reaction conditions (temperature and steam-to-carbon ratio (S/C)) and the reaction medium composition with the deactivation behavior of a Ni/La2O3-[small alpha]Al2O3 catalyst used in the...
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Ecolibrium Solar Unveils New EcoFoot5D™ High Density 5-Degree Solar Racking System

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:40
EcoFoot5D Delivers 18.4% More Power 10-Degree Systems
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Informing rational design of graphene oxide through surface chemistry manipulations: properties governing electrochemical and biological activities

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:10

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2826-2838
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00159B, PaperYan Wang, Leanne M. Gilbertson
The electrochemical and biological activities are synergistically driven by the physicochemical properties of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide.
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect and Optimize Critical Assets

We use AI to protect and optimize critical assets – that goes for both cyber and physical. Our predictive analytics platform lets users take massive amounts of data and, in an automated fashion, quickly build models to find meaning in it, thereby significantly improving maintenance strategies and costs.
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Market Analysis Platform Helps Companies Optimize Renewable Energy Purchases

The Market Analysis Platform ("MAP") is a software package that provides insight to potential buyers and others on where wind and solar power purchase agreements are more likely to be economically attractive.
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SolarWorld Americas expects immediate infusion of cash to lift up U.S. operations

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:54
“This financial reinforcement is good for our customers and suppliers alike,” Stein said. “It means quite simply that we can reassure our business partners that we will remain a reliable force not only in supplying leading solar technology but also in continuing to fight for fair trade in the U.S. market and improving market conditions there.”
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PVinsights: Solar prices are on the brink of plunge amid sign of dimmed demand

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:53
Polysilicon prices in China stagnate this week as the suppliers and the buyers hit a stalemate. As Chinese suppliers consider that current demand is solid, they still intend to boost the prices even though the attempts have not yet succeeded. Also, as expected ramp-up by new entrants are deferred and yearly maintenance are scheduled by some suppliers, the restraint in supply have strengthened suppliers attitude to hold the prices at current level. On the other hand, buyers are asking for price discounts as facing huge pressures from the downstream since the demand is not as robust. Therefore, the stalemate has kept the prices in China immobile this week. On the other hand, polysilicon prices slides on oversupply and the recovery seems impossible since the utilization rates of downstream wafer suppliers remain low in overseas market.
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Power Factors Awarded $550,000 Grant from US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:53
Power Factors, an industry-leading software provider for monitoring, managing, and optimizing renewable energy assets, announced Thursday that it was selected as the recipient of an award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative.
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Solar Power Gets $46 Million Boost From U.S. Energy Department

Chris Martin for Bloomberg: The U.S. Energy Department awarded $46.2 million in research grants to improve solar energy technologies and reduce costs to 3 cents per kilowatt-hour by 2030.
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SMA and Cypress Creek Enter into 10-year Master Service Agreement

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:09
Leading EPC Selects SMA to Maximize Plant Performance
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Baker Electric Solar Awarded TERI Organization’s 172 kW Solar Contract

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 18:09
Baker Electric Solar continues TERI solar initiative with the design, engineering and installation of 172 kW of solar spread over 10 separate properties.
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Intensification studies of heterogeneous catalysts: probing and overcoming catalyst deactivation during liquid phase operation

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:52

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2711-2728
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00163K, Tutorial ReviewCeri Hammond
In addition to high levels of activity and selectivity, promising heterogeneous catalysts must also possess sufficient levels of stability. This tutorial review covers the topic of heterogeneous catalyst deactivation during liquid phase operation.
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Study Shows India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into Its Electricity Grid

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:01
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India’s grid by 2022.
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Digitalization of the energy sector is the only true financially viable way to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement objectives

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:00
-Doubling the market share of renewables by 2030 would increase global GDP by over 1% or about $1.3tn Renewable electricity new capacity increased to a record 138.5GW in 2016, accounting for 55.3% of all the gigawatts of new power generation added worldwide last year -However, there is an investment gap over $5 trillion in renewable energy globally in order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement -Hamburg-based EnerTech company reports digitalization is the key to unlock investments in renewable energy by using the possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) and big-data-analytics
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