Energy & Green Tech

New technique to turn abandoned mines into batteries

A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition.

Energy & Green Tech

Why natural gas is not a bridge technology

The expansion of natural gas infrastructure jeopardizes energy transition, as natural gas is not a bridge technology towards a 100 percent renewable energy system as defined by the Paris Climate Agreement. This is the result ...

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 ...

Engineering

Energy-efficient neighborhood redevelopment for affordable housing

In the "smood—smart neighborhood" project, 16 companies, four research institutions and an association have been working together, with the scientific support of Fraunhofer, on the future of energy-related renovation measures ...

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