Electronics & Semiconductors

Lightweight green supercapacitors could quickly charge devices

In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy storage device that could charge even electric cars within a few minutes in the near future. Furthermore, they said their devices ...

Energy & Green Tech

Decades-old mystery of lithium-ion battery storage solved

For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly ...

Energy & Green Tech

The energy turnaround won't happen on its own

The surge in gas and oil prices triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine could help speed the energy transition. But high prices won't be enough to ensure it succeeds; smart policies are still needed, writes Florian Egli.

Energy & Green Tech

Solar-driven hydrogen production from water splitting

For the sustainable development of humanity, future efforts are necessary to develop effective technologies to reduce fossil fuels. Solar-driven hydrogen production from water splitting can be an attractive way to supply ...

Energy & Green Tech

Utilising demand flexibility in electricity distribution networks

The transition to sustainable energy sources like wind and solar and the introduction of electric vehicles and heat pumps are putting a growing strain on our electricity distribution networks. To prevent overloading and reinforcing ...

Engineering

Expanding wind energy while preserving scenery

Wind energy is of outstanding importance to the energy transition in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, its share in total gross electricity production of about 24% is far higher than those of all other ...

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