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Skeleton Technologies to supply Brush Traction with ultra capacitors

Skeleton Technologies to supply Brush Traction with ultra capacitors

Sep 21, 2018 Germany
Skeleton Technologies is now contracted to supply SkelSart Engine Start Module units on all Brush Traction Porterbrook Bi Mode Unit Class 769 flex prime movers.
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Not too wet, not too dry: plasma-treated fuel cell gets it just right

Not too wet, not too dry: plasma-treated fuel cell gets it just right

Sep 20, 2018 Canada
Fuel cells hold promise as a clean, renewable source of energy. But keeping them dry has long been a challenge, as they produce water during the process of converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.
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Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Highlights from the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2018

Sep 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Key areas discussed and displayed at the LCV event include the battery, powertrain, lightweighting, autonomous driving and electric vehicle charging, from not only the technology but also business model and policy perspectives.
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Improvement in liquid batteries, electric car refuelling in minutes

Improvement in liquid batteries, electric car refuelling in minutes

Sep 19, 2018 Europe
One of the biggest drawbacks of electric vehicles - that they require hours and hours to charge - could be obliterated by a new type of liquid battery that is roughly ten times more energy-dense than existing models.
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Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Multifunctionality is the future for polymer composites

Sep 18, 2018
The key next iteration for fiber reinforced polymer products will be the concept of multifunctionality. This is the idea of making a structural part carry out additional role(s) beyond their current primary mechanical task - the market for smart composite material is forecast to exceed 5 kilotons by 2029.
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Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Hybrid diesel + battery power generators

Sep 17, 2018
Diesel generator sets are noisy and polluting; reducing or limiting their use is beneficial for both human health and the environment. Despite this, their ability to provide reliable and weather independent power around the clock means that they are unlikely to be completely eliminated any time soon. Hybridisation of diesel generator sets through the integration of photovoltaics and/or battery storage presents an excellent opportunity to change…
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Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Structural composites as batteries & supercapacitors

Sep 17, 2018
A key trend across many sectors is the multifunctionality of structural parts. This has extended to fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material and the added functionality ranges to: enhanced electrical & thermal conductivity, embedded sensors & actuators, energy storage & harvesting, data transmission, self-healing, and adaptive response (morphing) mechanisms.
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A new dimension for batteries

A new dimension for batteries

Sep 17, 2018 United States
Engineers have created a thin battery, made of a few million carefully constructed "microbatteries" in a square inch. Each microbattery is shaped like a very tall, round room, providing much surface area - like wall space - on which nano-thin battery layers are assembled.
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How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

How does the Vespa Elettrica stack up?

Sep 14, 2018 Worldwide
After surfacing its Vespa Elettrica concept at EICMA last year, a large motorcycle trade show known for these sort of announcements from manufacturers, Piaggio finally announced that it will go to production this September, and that it will take preorders in October with the first deliveries later that month.
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Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry

Sep 14, 2018 United States
Most of today's batteries are made up of rare lithium mined from the mountains of South America. If the world depletes this source, then battery production could stagnate. Sodium is a very cheap and earth-abundant alternative to using lithium-ion batteries that is also known to turn purple and combust if exposed to water - even just water in the air.
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Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Massless Energy: Structure Becomes Lighter

Sep 13, 2018
This is a technological megatrend. Dumb load-bearing metal structures move to plastic and composite and incorporate energy harvesting and storage material - massless energy. Indeed you could call some of it negative mass energy. Goodbye components-in-a-box.