University of Surrey Collaborates with India & Tata Steel to Revolutionize Renewable Energy

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Wednesday 26 March 2014 Researchers from the University of Surrey have today been awarded funding by the UK government and the government in India for two projects which will explore how nanotechnology will impact the future of renewable energy.

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EOS Introduces Two New Metal Materials for Additive Manufacturing …

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Krailling, March 17, 2014 – EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven and industrial Additive Manufacturing solutions, expands its metal materials portfolio with EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel …

Corrosion resistant and biocompatible materials open up new industrial fields of application

Krailling, March 17, 2014 – EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven and industrial Additive Manufacturing solutions, expands its metal materials portfolio with EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L. Christiane Krempl, Product Marketing Manager Metals at EOS, adds: “A broader variety of titanium and stainless steel materials mirrors the ever-changing requirements among our customers and opens up new fields of application.”

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Small-scale Distributed Generation Opportunities from Renewable Energy – PR Newswire (press release)

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Small-scale Distributed Generation Opportunities from Renewable Energy PR Newswire (press release) •In the small-scale DG sector, micro-combined heat and power (CHP) is currently the area where we see much more utility focus and clearer business… Virtual power plant business models will win within the next Xyears. The deployment of smart technology and the development of micro-grids will be the key enablers.Distributed generation is poised to take off to a new level, especially in Europe. There is increasing focus on deployment of small-scale renewable energy close to the point of consumption. This will create opportunities for suppliers or micro-generation technologies and require new strategies and business models from power-gen companies and utilities.Micro-CHP technologies will grow the most quickly. Domestic renewable energy and renewable heating technology markets have underperformed, but the combination of heating with on-site power will resonate more strongly with a much higher proportion of the customer base.
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GE, Highview Power sign global energy storage agreement – Today’s Energy Solutions

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Highview’s LAES technology uses liquid air or nitrogen as the storage medium to provide long-duration energy storage without the geographical restrictions found with other energy storage methods. The technology also can convert low-grade waste heat into power, increasing the overall efficiency of a host power plant.


With Highview’s LAES process, ambient air is drawn from the environment where it is cleaned, compressed and then refrigerated. Once liquefied, it is stored in an insulated storage tank at low pressure during off-peak demand periods. When power is required, the cold liquid air is drawn from the tank and pumped to high pressure and sent to Highview’s patented evaporation and cold recycle unit, in order to capture and then later recycle the cold required for the liquefaction process. The regasified air is then heated by waste energy present at the exhaust of the gas turbine or engine, and expanded in a multi-stage process gas expander, which drives the generator to produce electricity.

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