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The Energy Transformation Collection
As renewable energy gains momentum, oil and natural gas continue to remain primary global energy sources. This collection delves into latest digital trends enabling breakthroughs in energy transformation.
A Faster Solar Farm
Jun 6, 2023
However cheap the solar cell, the cost of building has slowed the growth of solar farms. Now a company out of Australia has found a way to unfold them like an accordion.
Refueling the Engine
Jun 1, 2023
Revamped diesel technology breaks the link between the choice of engine and the kind of fuel needed to run it. Where will that opportunity lead?
Making Polymers for Lithium-ion Batteries from Waste Plastic Bottles
Jun 1, 2023
A team of Singapore scientists has developed a way to make polymer electrolytes, which are key components for safer lithium-ion batteries, from waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles.
Blog: Gas Prices Stabilize for the Summer
May 31, 2023
Crude oil prices are lower now than the inflation-adjusted prices of 2019 and 2021, but retail gasoline prices still are higher.
Fur-Lined Barrels Turn Ocean Swells to Electricity
Apr 11, 2023
A tiny barrel within a barrel turns ocean swells into electricity.
6 Ways Solar-Powered Technology Blends into Everyday Life
Mar 21, 2023
City planners and product engineers don’t envision a future filled with large, cumbersome solar panels. New and efficient solar-power technology seeks to blends in and become indistinguishable from the real-life experience around them.
Taming Sodium Hydroxide for Energy Storage
Mar 20, 2023
How do you keep the electricity flowing when the sun goes down? Part of the answer may be found in the stuff that unclogs your sink.
Quiz: What Do You Know About Space Solar Power?
Mar 17, 2023
It’s never cloudy in space, which is why some engineers want to beam solar power from orbit.
Energy Blog: Capturing Carbon More Efficiently
Mar 15, 2023
Direct air capture of carbon dioxide is expensive. A recent discovery could make the process more efficient and cost effective, eventually.
Tracking Energy Usage Just Got Easier
Feb 27, 2023
Keeping track of energy use can be a big problem for small- band medium-sized manufacturers. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s free VERIFI tool can help keep track and then predict energy use.
Podcast: Geothermal in Texas
Feb 14, 2023
Geothermal heat could become a major source of clean energy in the coming decades, says the editor of a recent report.
Infographic: Are Maritime Climate Targets Off Course?
Feb 7, 2023
There’s a dire need to clean up transoceanic shipping, but the technology isn’t keeping up with the demand.
California Looks to Develop Its Lithium Valley
Feb 2, 2023
A recent report recommends upgrading geothermal plants, like the one in the image, to extract the metal, crucial for EV batteries. Some companies are already moving in that direction.