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TÜV SÜD undertakes inspections for E.ON wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

Alternative Energy - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:10
TÜV SÜD has been commissioned by E.ON Climate & Renewables to provide periodic inspection services at E.ON's two offshore wind farms, Amrumbank West and Arkona. The two parks have 140 turbines with a combined capacity of 687 MW. Testing will be conducted in accordance with the specifications of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH).
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Non-Carbon Coating: A New Strategy for Improving Lithium Ion Storage of Carbon Matrix

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:31
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01683F, PaperLanju Sun, Wei Liu, Yongpeng Cui, Yuan Zhang, Huanlei Wang, Shuang Liu, Baohong Shan
Coating with non-carbon films for improving the electrochemical performance of carbon materials are just beginning to gain attentions. As one attempt in this field, we fabricated a thin TiO2/C composite...
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EDF Renewables to Provide Southern California Public Power Authority with 70 MWac of Solar Energy

Alternative Energy - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:54
Project Demonstrates Innovative Structuring Solutions
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Catalyst and solvent free microwave-assisted synthesis of substituted 1,2,3-triazoles

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:28

Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01516C, CommunicationSahar Roshandel, Suresh C. Suri, Jacob C. Marcischak, Golam Rasul, G. K. Surya Prakash
Atom economical, safer, scalable, catalyst/additive and solvent free click chemistry using trimethylslilyl azide has been achieved under microwave irradiation.
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Copper-catalyzed pyrrole synthesis from 3,6-dihydro-1,2-oxazines

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 03:26
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01373J, CommunicationNaoki Yasukawa, Marina Kuwata, Takuya Imai, Yasunari Monguchi, Hironao Sajiki, Yoshinari Sawama
Highly-functionalized pyrroles could be effectively synthesized from 3,6-dihydro-1,2-oxazines using a heterogeneous copper on carbon (Cu/C) under neat heating conditions. Furthermore, the in situ 3,6-dihydro-1,2-oxazine formation via the hetero Diels-Alder reaction...
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Catalyst-free sulfenylation of indoles with sulfinic esters in ethanol

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:24
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01764F, CommunicationXiuqin Yang, Yishu Bao, Zonghao Dai, Qingfa Zhou, Fulai Yang
A novel catalyst-free method for synthesis of structurally diverse indole thioethers in moderate to excellent yields has been developed. In this reaction, sulfinic esters serve as new sulfur electrophiles.
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Intersolar and ees North America Feature Innovations from Across the Clean Energy Sector

More than 14,000 total attendees discussed the growing business opportunities at the intersection of the solar, energy storage, smart renewable energy and electric vehicle industries
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Case Study: Minturn Huller Co-Op Goes Nuts for Solar

Sustainability is key for the almond industry. Minturn Huller Co-Op, an almond hulling and shelling facility in Merced County, California, decided solar was the way to go to reduce energy costs while protecting the environment.
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esVolta Selected for 75 MW / 300 MWh Hummingbird Energy Storage Project in Northern California

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:22
esVolta, a developer and owner of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America, has been selected by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to build an energy storage system in Santa Clara County, California.
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Government must work with industry urgently to ensure smooth solar policy transition

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:20
-Solar ‘coming of age’ but barriers must be removed urgently & smart homes enabled -Vital to confirm fair export remuneration for future UK prosumers in line with EU consumer rights [1]
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Life cycle assessment of adipic acid production from lignin

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:14
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00868J, PaperAndrea Corona, Mary J Biddy, Derek R Vardon, Morten Birkved, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Gregg T. Beckham
Lignin is a heterogeneous, aromatic polymer and one of the main components of plant biomass. Current lignocellulosic biorefineries primarily focus on polysaccharide conversion from biomass, and separate and combust the...
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Oxidant-free oxidation of C−H bond by cathodic hydrogen evolution: a phosphonic Kolbe oxidation/cyclization process

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:02
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02026D, CommunicationLei Zhang, Zhenxing Zhang, Jianning Zhang, Kangle Li, Fanyang Mo
An anodic oxidation/cyclization of 2-(aryl)aryl phosphonic acid monoesters for ethoxy dibenzooxaphosphorin oxides synthesis has been developed. This unprecedented electrochemical oxidation reaction proceeds at room temperature with no oxidant or electrolyte...
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Tigo Releases State-of-the-art Wireless Technology – Mesh – as New Solar Communication Architecture for TS4 Platform

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:32
Mesh allows each TS4 unit to act as a relay station for signals on a solar array and extend the wireless range with the recently announced TAP
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EV Manufacturers’ Demand for Lightweighting Creating Growth Opportunities for Material Manufacturers

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:39
Advances in battery development are aimed at enhancing energy density, lifetime, and recyclability, finds Frost & Sullivan
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CleanChoice Energy Launches Renewable Energy Broker Program

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:38
Energy Brokers and Consultants Can Now Access 100% Regional Renewable Energy for Both Business and Nonprofit Customers
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Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:37
ESNA 2018 to recognize projects advancing the future of power and transportation
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LARGER AND MORE COMPLEX WIND TURBINE TECHNOLOGY WILL CHALLENGE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE TEAMS TO MAKE BETTER USE OF DATA – ONYX INSIGHT

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:33
- 81% of asset and operations managers attending ONYX InSight’s European Wind Turbine Technical Symposium cite larger, more efficient turbine technology as most effective route to reducing levelized cost of energy for the wind industry - ONYX InSight warns against cuts to operations budgets in light of growing technical complexity
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Global Energy Demand to Soar; Lead Batteries Poised to Meet Renewable Energy Storage Needs

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:26
New Information Brief from Essential Energy Everyday Presents Lead Batteries Among Top Energy Storage Solutions
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