• DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service

    Online Access Point Provides Unprecedented Access to National Lab Researchers and Information WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially launched the Lab Partnering Service (LPS), an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories. This tool will provide industry with
    Keep reading →
  • Imagination and nature combine for a brilliant chicken cooking solution

    Need is the mother of invention. Please enjoy the video and realize a good imagination and nature is all that is needed sometimes.
     Video
    Simply lang pala pag nag chicken grillPosted by Lynaci Ramsej on Thursday, July 12, 2018 
    The post Imagination and nature combine for a brilliant chicken cooking solution appeared first on Revolution-Green.
  • Another flying car

    This one has promise however a 25 mile range is not enough. However over 1000 test flights is impressive.
    The video is well worth the watch.
    The Black Fly 
    Video 
    The post Another flying car appeared first on Revolution-Green.
  • Alzofon – to gravely go

    Spacetime curvature – courtesy Wikipedia
    I’ve covered some heretical subjects here, but this one is crazier than most. In the tradition of asking why things happen, gravity remains difficult to explain. Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (GTR) specifies that mass distorts space, so we get curved spacetime and particles follow a geodesic (the equivalent of a straight line in non-distorted space) rather than experience a force as such. This is a little difficult to actually
  • Advertisement

  • A battery boasting five times conventional energy capacity – pushing EV range over 1000 km

    Yesterday the headline was breakthroughs solid state batteries. Today silicon and nano engineering. One thing is for sure over the last few years their have been no shortage of claims.
    Norwegian researchers at the Institute for Energy Technology have found a way to improve the capacity of conventional batteries by 300-500%. That would imply smartphones and computers that don’t need to be charged for several days, and electric cars that can drive upwards of 1000 km on a single cha
  • Longer contracts leverage the free fuel in solar power at little O&M cost

    The world’s first 35-year day or night solar contract (ACWA Power’s with DEWA in Dubai) also had a record-low price for solar with storage – of just 7.3 cents per kWh.
     
    This is the Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, owned by Torresol Energy, in Seville, Spain. CREDIT: ®SENER
     
    No future fuel purchase
    Energy developers always look to find ways to structure deals to reduce their costs. A key task in developing utility-scale renewable energy projects is
  • California Sets New Standards For Natural Gas Storage Sites

    Three years ago, a blowout at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility forced thousands of nearby families to evacuate their homes and leaked over 100,000 tons of methane and other harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. The facility’s operator, Southern California Gas, wasn’t prepared for the scope or scale of the disaster that unfolded over four months.
    Keep reading →
  • Henrik Fisker is latest to claim solid-state battery breakthrough

    In the race to build solid state batteries for electric cars, almost nobody is counting on Henrik Fisker and his latest electric-car venture, the EMotion, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
    The claim: The upside of 3-D is that Fisker’s solid-state battery can produce 2.5 times the energy density that lithium-ion batteries can, at perhaps a third of the cost.
    Henrik Fisker 
    Launch in 2020 with solid-state batteries
    Fisker, however, now says the
  • Advertisement

  • Can ultrashort electron flashes help harvest nuclear energy?

    The lab of Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL and their international colleagues have used ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscopy to take attosecond energy-momentum resolved snapshots (1 attosecond = 10-18 or quintillionths of a second) of a free-electron wave function.The manipulation of quantum interference effects
    Though unprecedented in itself, the scientists also used their experimental success to develop a theory of how to create electron flashes within zeptosecond (10-21 of a second) timeframes
  • Offshore Energy, Conservation And Outdoor Recreation

    Offshore energy development works for the states – all of them. The U.S. Interior Department recently announced that $61.6 million in revenues from offshore oil and natural gas will be distributed to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia – via grants that support state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Ponder that: You don’t
    Keep reading →
  • New Utility Settlement Highlights How Ohio Utilities Are Leaving FirstEnergy Behind On Clean Energy

    A new utility settlement in Ohio is loaded with promising clean-energy components. Meanwhile, Ohio-based utility giant FirstEnergy continues to cling to the energy sources of the past. Encouraging settlement Along with FirstEnergy, Duke, and AEP, Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) is one of Ohio’s four investor-owned utilities that deliver electricity to people’s homes and businesses.
    Keep reading →
  • Salt is key ingredient for cheaper and more efficient batteries

    A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have joined forces with a specialist group at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences on designs for the novel energy store which allows for greater power while also lasting longer than conventional batteries.
     
    Figure S1. (a) Schematic illustration of the testing system for MIB, showing (1) th
  • Advertisement

  • Infrared Rectenna: Generating electrical power from waste heat

    For Simon who is an inspiration and the real deal.
    Directly converting electrical power to heat is easy. It regularly happens in your toaster, that is, if you make toast regularly. The opposite, converting heat into electrical power, isn’t so easy. The research here does not have a practical power output at the moment. It does however opens a new research opportunity.
    This tiny silicon-based device developed at Sandia National Laboratories can catch and convert waste heat into electrical p
  • World Record For Direct Solar Water-Splitting Efficiency

    Agcat –
    World Record For Direct Solar Water-Splitting Efficiency.  Researchers have increased the efficiency of producing hydrogen from direct solar water-splitting to a record 19 percent. They combined a tandem solar cell of III-V semiconductors with a catalyst of rhodium nanoparticles and a crystalline titanium dioxide coating. Teams from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, Technische Universität Ilmenau, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar E
  • Department Of Energy Invests $8.8 Million In Innovative Technologies To Enhance Fossil Energy Power Systems

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 15 projects to receive nearly $8.8 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects to develop innovative technologies that enhance fossil energy power systems. The newly selected projects fall under DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy’s Crosscutting Technology Research Program, which advances technologies that
    Keep reading →
  • With Ultra, from Estonia

    From the scenic country of Estonia comes to us some very exciting news. Skeleton Ultracapacitors to be precise. And when we say “ultra” we mean ultra. These things pack a quite a wallop.
    As the name implies, ultracapacitors are developed especially for applications where extremely large amounts of energy are required – instantly. Unlike conventional batteries that can only charge and discharge at a certain designed rate (disregard at your own peril) ultracaps can discharge in s
  • High-power thermoelectric generator utilizes thermal difference of only 5ºC

    This may not change the world but could become part of our everyday life
    Objects in our daily lives, such as speakers, refrigerators, and even cars, are becoming “smarter” day by day as they connect to the internet and exchange data, creating the Internet of Things (IoT), a network among the objects themselves. Toward an IoT-based society, a miniaturized thermoelectric generator is anticipated to charge these objects, especially for those that are portable and wearable.
    Conventional
  • How The Conversation Changed At This Year’s World Gas Conference

    For years, conversations at major oil and gas industry conferences focused on one thing: the shale revolution. Excitement about the surge in economical new supply of unconventionally produced oil and gas was palpable, as panelists spoke of the potential for shale to transform everything from the geopolitics of American energy supply to the price of
    Keep reading →
  • Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

    Researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light.This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like British Columbia and parts of northern Europe where overcast skies are common.
     
    he genetically-engineered microbes produce a pigment that harvests l
  • Haftar’s Play For Libyan Oil

    To preserve Libyan unity, the United States should threaten to block any oil shipments not authorized by the country’s internationally recognized government. On June 21, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, reclaimed two of Libya’s largest terminals after the militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran had seized them earlier in the month. Haftar
    Keep reading →
  • German Scientists Use Chemical Process To Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

    Agcat – This is a very short article, but it appears to be a significant direction to explore, something that may in the future contribute to changes in solar panel efficiency on a large scale(Agcat)  – – –
    German Scientists Use Chemical Process To Boost Solar Cell Efficiency.  A team of researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany has published research into a physical-chemical process known as singlet fission, which it says could boost sola
  • Freedom, U.S. Energy And Powering Past Impossible

    Happy Birthday, America! Celebrating Independence Day will take many forms – cookouts, fireworks, community parades, family gatherings and more. Our nation is built on values that have enabled the natural gas and oil industry to accomplish amazing things, something for which we at the Colorado Petroleum Council are incredibly grateful. Energy supplied by the natural gas and
    Keep reading →
  • Bipartisan Western Governors Agree Methane Reductions Benefit States

    The Western Governors Association, a bipartisan organization representing the Governors of the 19 western states, has announced a policy resolutionrecognizing the importance and economic benefits of efforts to cut methane pollution from oil and gas facilities – the nation’s largest industrial source of methane. The resolution states: There are environmental and economic benefits of reducing methane emissions and
    Keep reading →
  • Using physics to improve battery storage

    Harvard University researchers are using physics to solve one of the biggest challenges in designing light-weight, long-lasting batteries: how to squeeze more energy into less space.
    Tenfold Increase
    Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics have developed a tunable, electrochemical system that can store large amounts of energy in the space between atomically thin sheets of layered two-dimensional materials, like
  • Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2018

    The monthly roundup from Oak Ridge
    Chemistry–Polymer, heal thyself
    An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team has developed super-stretchy polymers with amazing self-healing abilities that could lead to longer-lasting consumer products. The polymers are among the world’s stretchiest and can elongate about 1,000 to 5,600 percent before breaking. After breaking, they can be healed with complete restoration of elasticity by merely touching adjacent pieces. By tailoring the prop
  • U.S. And Italy Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Sterile Neutrino Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The U.S. Department of Energy and the Italian Embassy, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, signed an agreement for collaboration on research with the international Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program hosted at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The SBN program, started in 2015, comprises the development, installation,
    Keep reading →
  • Volkswagen’s electric I.D.R smashes all-time Pikes Peak record

    VOLKSWAGEN thought the battery-powered Volkswagen had a good chance at beating the electric record at Pikes Peak. Turns out Romain Dumas and the VW team had their sights set higher, and today they smashed the all-time record with the first time ever under 8 minutes.
     
    Romain Dumas and the Volkswagen I.D. R race car working their way up Pikes Peak fast enough to take the win and the all-time record. (Credit: Volkswagen)
    Pikes Peak History 
    Back in 1988, when Ari Vatanen filmed the
  • UK green energy storage demonstrator

    A green energy storage demonstrator is now live in the UK and has brought carbon-free fuel, that can be stored or transported for later use, a step closer.
     
    The test site at RAL for the Green Energy Storage Demonstrator.. Credit: STFC
     
    The demonstrator project offers a way to decouple the supply of electricity (governed by fluctuating renewables) from the demand (driven by consumer dynamics) and is using renewable electricity to obtain hydrogen from wate
  • Splitting Water For Fuel While Removing CO₂ From The Air

    Agcat –
    Splitting Water For Fuel While Removing CO₂ From The Air.  The longer we wait to take serious action on climate change, the more necessary it becomes to remove some of the CO2 we’ve already put in the air. In fact, the scenarios in the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in which warming was limited to 2°C relied heavily on CO2 removal. Adoption of the necessary technology still seems too far off, given the current lack of market incent
  • Researchers Achieve Unprecedented Control Of Polymer Grids

    Agcat –
    Researchers Achieve Unprecedented Control Of Polymer Grids.  Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) offer a unique combination of properties that show promise for water purification, energy storage and electronic devices. Credit: Northwestern University.  Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous—nylon, polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few—and these polymers are all long, linear structures that tangle into imprecise structures. Chemists have long dreamed of mak
  • Slovenian Sartup’s Electric Motor Design Signals Advance For Self-Diving Cars

    Agcat –
    Slovenian Sartup’s Electric Motor Design Signals Advance For Self-Diving Cars.   Elaphe Propulsion Technologies recently introduced modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Slovenia-based company has manufactured electric in-wheel propulsion systems since 2003.  Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission’s Energy Union, praised Elaphe’s propulsion design platform for its simplicity, efficiency, and high-torque per
  • Erdogan’s Victory Could Actually Improve U.S.-Turkish Relations

    Turkey’s decisive election results and shaky geopolitical situation could make it more amenable to addressing U.S. concerns about Russian weapons sales, Iranian adventurism, and other key security issues. At first glance, the June 24 electoral sweep by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s coalition did not go over well in the United States. In response to
    Keep reading →
  • BNAs improve performance of Li-ion batteries

    Integrated electrode for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) exhibits a super high reversible discharge capacity of 2311.7 μAh/cm2, and an excellent cycle stability.
    CAPTION Fig. (a) are the galvanostatic charge-discharge curves of BNAs integrated electrode at a current density of 25 μA cm-2 . The 1st, 2nd discharge capacities of BNAs integrated electrode are 2471.5, 2311.7 μAh·cm-2 (1861.8, 1741.4 mAh g-1). Fig. (b) reveals the rate capability of BNAs integrated electrode at current de
  • Another Flawed Argument For Nuclear, Coal Bailouts

    The notion that failing coal and nuclear plants need to be propped up by Washington continues to be advanced by some in the administration and, of course, members of the industries that would benefit from bailouts – usually by attacking natural gas and its infrastructure. In recent months we’ve rebutted their claims that the nation’s electricity
    Keep reading →
  • Free Energy Machines For Sale

    A company  is promoting free energy machines for sale. They are called Free Energy Tech.To their credit they do post warnings that some may be a scam. (my opinion all of the products will not function as free energy generators.) They are not selling the generators but providing information regarding how to contact the manufacturers of these products.
    Link: https://freeenergy.tech/7-free-energy-generators-sale-right-now/
    I have placed my comments from the material copied from their webs
  • How Virtual Reality Can Help The Oil And Gas Industry Confront Its Invisible Challenge: Methane

    I’m a certified oil and gas tech nerd, and I’ve never been so excited about my job. I love data, the insights that come with it, and especially the ways of applying those insights to catalyze continuous improvement. There are few decisions I make without an Excel spreadsheet – and after spending several years working
    Keep reading →
  • Electric cargo bike use 6 % of the electricity of a small electric van

    In some circumstances simple ideas go a long way. This is a rather environmental friendly and healthy way of doing deliveries.It also uses a fraction of the electricity of an electric car. Perhaps a solar panel on board may be able to maintain the charge?
     Pling Transport, test partner for Velove, was by the Swedish Energy Agency granted funding for testing City Containers and to compare the energy consumption of electric assist cargo bikes and a small electric van. The results show an even
  • Department Of Energy Announces $21 Million To Advance Solar Desalination Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach new markets, including to areas that are not connected to the electric grid. Desalination treats seawater, brackish water, and contaminated water for
    Keep reading →
  • The Physics of a Puzzling Perpetual Motion Machine

    This is a great video. Enjoy solving the puzzle.
    The full story story appeared in wired: https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-a-puzzling-perpetual-motion-machine/The Professor’s Perpetual Motion machine AUTHOR: RHETT ALLAIN The Video (please watch) 
    Perpetual motion machines 
    For some people, perpetual motion machines hold the secret to everlasting free energy that will save the world. To them, it’s a machine that is just beyond our grasp. If only
  • Template to create superatoms could make for better batteries

    Superatoms are combinations of atoms that can mimic the properties of more than one group of elements of the period table thatcould be used to improve semiconductors or batteries.Creating better batteries or semiconductors
    Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered a novel strategy for creating superatoms — combinations of atoms that can mimic the properties of more than one group of elements of the periodic table. These superatoms could be used to create new materials, i
  • A Fresh approach to Free Energy Research

    Simon Derricutt is why this site exists and people bother to read it. His insights into energy theory coupled with practical research and experiments makes him a well qualified to make public comment on the subject. So i have taken the liberty to publish one of his Disqus  comments with a little edit into an article.(MD)
     Free Energy Devices and past claims
    There are many free energy inventions published on the net.  Many sites publish various plans on how to make them as well as
  • Natural Gas, Benefits, Continuing Progress On Cutting Emissions

    Let’s make three quick points following release of a new methane emissions report from the Environmental Defense Fund: Natural Gas’ Benefits Confirmed The report’s findings reflect the fact methane emissions were low in 2015. According to EPA, methane emissions from natural gas production are down 14 percent since 1990, while natural gas output increased more than 50
    Keep reading →
  • A new way of producing electricity: Laser bursts generate electricity faster than any other method

    Given the recent discussions on the nature of electricity, I felt an article on current research into the nature of electricity and new ways to generate it are in order. Enjoy! (MD)
    Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. Hit it with a laser pulse that lasts a millionth of a billionth of a second. Remarkable things happen.
    Stark control of electrons along nanojunctions
    The group of Ignacio Franco, assistant professor of chemistry and p
  • This Crazy, Cheap Technology Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

    Agcat – This is an additional article to the one I published published a few days ago
    Scientists At A Company Part-Owned By Bill Gates Have Found A Cheap Way To Convert CO2 Into GasolineThis Crazy, Cheap Technology Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel.  It sounds a bit like an environmental dream: a factory that sucks carbon dioxide from the air itself (cheaply, too), and converts it into fuel that can be used for cars and planes. But it’s an actual project developed by scientists
  • Iran’s Vulnerabilities To U.S. Sanctions (Part 1): Finding The Weak Spots

    The regime’s most vulnerable point is its precarious banking system, whose persistent mismanagement, capital shortfalls, and lack of transparency have already sparked public protests. This PolicyWatch is the first in a two-part series on renewing U.S. sanctions. Read Part 2, which discusses the specific types of old and new sanctions Washington has at its disposal. As
    Keep reading →
  • Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance

    Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
     
    Conceptual drawing of the superlattice in which spread electrons are confined to a narrow space to enhance thermoelectric conversion. CREDIT: Hokkaido University
     
    Narrowing the space through which spread electrons move
    Researchers from Hokkaido University and their colleagues in J
  • Buildings as power stations

    Depending on the application, data shows they work. They generate more energy than they consume.
    This is a generational change, but if more building were built like this the future generations will benefit with reduced energy costs and a cleaner environment. (MD)
    The UK’s first energy-positive classroom, designed with research expertise from Swansea University, generated more than one and a half times the energy it consumed, according to data from its first year of operation, the team has
  • Why The U.S. Must Import And Export Oil

    With Wall Street Journal headlines such as “Trans-Atlantic Oil-Price Spread Soars as Supply Glut Disappears,” it might be hard to remember that the United States’ domestic oil production stood at a record 10.5 million barrels per day (mb/d) in April, and the nation’s petroleum trade balance is in its best position in 50 years. This has reinforced
    Keep reading →
  • Electrical Energy: The world is not as we perceive it to be

    The following article was contributed by Vinyasi who has recently been ruffling a few feathers in our comments section. It does not matter if I agree or disagree with his views, assumptions, and beliefs. We pride ourselves at Revolution Green for allowing everyone to express their point of view without fear or favor. The site was established to avoid censorship of people views when it came to energy discussions. So with this in mind thank you Vinyasi for submitting the following.
    The World is as
  • Sodium- and potassium-based batteries hold promise for cheap energy storage

    This is a great story where it is always important to question the normal beliefs. never take anything for granted or never make assumptions. Blowing away some speculative assumptions on how Lithium behaves vs sodium and potassium in battery chemistry is a good thing. Always seek the truth, never believe what is assumed as the truth as being the truth. (MD) 
     
    Matthew Boebinger, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, and Matthew McDowell, an assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff S

Follow @Energy_Newsl on Twitter!