Power Systems

Power Systems July 23, 2019

Europe expected to be fastest-growing market for lithium-ion batteries

Interact Analysis reports Europe will be the fastest growing market for lithium-ion batteries with energy storage being the fastest growing sector.

By Interact Analysis
Rice University graduate student Chloe Doiron co-led a project to create a device that recycles waste heat into electricity through aligned carbon nanotube films. Courtesy: Chloe Doiron/Rice University
Power Systems July 17, 2019

Researchers develop device that channels heat into light

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation and increase the efficiency of solar energy systems.

By Mike Williams
Rice’s new design for creating security keys with a physically unclonable function (PUF) proved more reliable, more energy efficient and smaller than previously published PUF technologies. Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Power Systems May 16, 2019

Unclonable digital fingerprints developed for IoT devices

Rice University integrated circuit (IC) designers have developed unclonable digital fingerprints for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that allows their PUF to be more energy efficient than previously published versions.

By Jade Boyd
MicroGenius 2 is compatible with modern stationary batteries including lead-acid, nickel cadmium and lithium technologies. Courtesy: SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC)
Power Systems May 6, 2019

Battery chargers and rectifiers

MicroGenius 2 is compatible with modern stationary batteries including lead-acid, nickel cadmium and lithium technologies.

By SENS (Stored Energy Systems, LLC)
A partner who can offer a turnkey solution can make it much easier to see any energy project through implementation. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Power Systems April 12, 2019

Hurdle the barriers to energy project savings

Having a good partner can overcome financing, confidence issues.

By Robert Kelley
MIT researchers’ modified flash storage drives hold promise to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data in power-hungry data centers. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Power Systems April 3, 2019

Researchers develop architecture to reduce data center energy and space constraints

MIT researchers have developer a flash-storage system designed to cut the energy and physical space required to store and manage data in data centers by half.

By Rob Matheson
The new method for designing solid-state batteries starts with liquid electrolytes inside the electrochemical cell. Special molecules then initiate polymerization, improving contact between the electrolyte and electrodes. Courtesy: Qing Zhao/Cornell University
Power Systems April 3, 2019

Researchers improve solid-state battery design

Cornell University researchers have advanced the design of solid-state batteries by transforming liquid electrolytes into solid polymers inside the electrochemical cell.

By Chris Vavra
Power Systems March 31, 2019

Portland generating renewable natural gas

Renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Portland, Ore. announced its first RNG-to-vehicle fueling station.

By Gas Technology
Power Systems March 30, 2019

Spotlight on National Fuel

For 115 years, National Fuel has been operating safely and responsibly in Western New York, Northwest Pennsylvania.

By Gas Technology
The ISX12N Class 8 truck engine is certified to the CARB optional low NOX standard of 0.02g/bhp, which is 90% lower than the current regulation of 0.2 g. It is capable of 400 hp, 1,450 lb-ft of torque, and operates on CNG, LNG, or RNG. When operated on RNG, the net carbon footprint emission is below zero. It also carries full on-board diagnostics certification (OBD). It is manufactured at Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. Courtesy: Cummins Westport
Power Systems March 27, 2019

NGV trucking outlook on the rise

Increasing fueling opportunities for over-the-road (OTR) trucks and the availability of improved truck technology with larger, more efficient engines make natural gas vehicles a cost-effective, environmentally responsible choice because of lower emissions.

By Gas Technology