Superfast-charging aluminum-ion batteries outpower lithium-ion

Australian company Graphene Manufacturing Group has announced exciting performance test results for a new type of aluminum-ion battery that can charge over 10X faster than today's lithium-ion units, while lasting much longer and needing no cooling.

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Novel concrete battery could let buildings store their own energy

Scientists in Sweden have applied some creative thinking to energy storage and building materials, demonstrating a novel type of cement-based battery that could see large structures constructed from functional concrete.

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Tidal power system will use an underwater kite to generate electricity

We've already heard about renewable energy systems that use aerial kites to generate electricity via the wind. Well, the Manta system is kind of similar, although it uses an underwater kite that "flies" in tidal or river currents.

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Brazilian green H2 plant to (briefly) be world’s biggest CO2 reducer

Enegix Energy is moving forward with plans to build a huge clean hydrogen plant on the North-East coast of Brazil. The US$5.4-billion Base One project would transform solar and wind power into more than 600 million kg of green hydrogen annually.

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Water-filled nanogenerators harvest energy from just about any movement

There are energy sources all over the place, if you know where to look. Researchers at CUHK have now designed new modular nanogenerators that can harvest energy from various different types of motion, such as ocean waves or a person's body movements.

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Spongy wood nanogenerators make for energy-harvesting smart floors

There are untold energy sources all around us, if we can just figure out how to tap into them. Swiss researchers have now demonstrated an environmentally friendly way to make spongy wood flooring that can generate electricity with every step.

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Weak electrolyte bonds keep lithium metal battery running in the cold

Scientists have made a breakthrough around how lithium-metal batteries function at ultra-low temperatures, building a version that relies on weak bonds in its electrolyte to offer unprecedented performance in the cold.

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World’s largest hydrogen “green steel” plant to open in Sweden by 2024

The steel industry is responsible for around 8 percent of all global carbon emissions annually, and decarbonizing it will require an enormous effort. H2GS plans to lead the way with the world's largest fossil-free steel plant, using green hydrogen.

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Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are dropping green H2 prices fast

A new Hydrogen Council report sheds some light on Hydrogen's rise as a green fuel source. Green H2 production prices are falling faster than expected, and some 228 projects are in the pipeline globally, most of which were announced in the last year.

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