German researchers have created POWERPASTE, a hydrogen fuel paste that could one day be used to fuel vehicles. The product is created from a magnesium base and would be stored in vehicles in the form of a cartridge.
Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect transistor-style structure to instantly produce a surprisingly high voltage from water drops - a single drop can muster 140V, or enough power to briefly light up 100 small LED bulbs.
A new forecast finds that the world’s total renewable-based power capacity will grow by 50 per cent between 2019 and 2024. This is driven by cost reductions and concerted government policy efforts.
The world’s governments urgently need to bear down on heating and transportation, where most of the energy is being consumed. Energy systems need to be rapidly electrified and integrated.
According to MIT’s online project page, a successful run of the SPARC reactor “will demonstrate that fusion energy can be developed in time to provide carbon-free power to combat climate change.”
The Chinese EAST reactor team was able to integrate four types of heating power in order to reach a new temperature record - a cloud of charged particles that contained electrons heated to more than 100 million °C.
A breakthrough in creating high temperature superconductors could yield faster development of nascent fusion energy which has been positioned as carbon-free alternative for energy generation.
At a power plant in Linköping, Sweden, a municipal government company is burning rubbish to turn waste into energy. This is one of Sweden’s 34 plants that uses rubbish instead of coal or gas for heat and electricity.
Known as the Active Classroom, the energy-producing classroom stands as a shining example of what is possible as the U.K. and other nations attempt to transform their energy systems in response to climate change.
Last year, the world invested more in solar power than in all fossil-fuel sources combined. “We are at a turning point … from fossil fuels to the renewable world,” UN Environment head Erik Solheim told.
MIT has announced yesterday that it is working with a new private company to make nuclear fusion finally happen.