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Energy demands are continuously growing and new energy sources including renewable sources (solar, wind…) play an important role to meet these demands. Energy storage (Li-ion batteries, EVs) and harvesting are also becoming interestingly important with rising energy savings need.

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Find Spaces Between Azobenzene-based Polymers Affect Energy Conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light. The researchers studying azobenzene-based polymers found that...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Industry News

Polypore and SEM-CORP Establish Polypropylene LIB Separators JV

Asahi Kasei’s wholly owned subsidiary Polypore and Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology (SEM-CORP) established a joint venture for dry-process lithium-ion battery separators in China. The...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Achieve High Thermal Conductivity in Polyethylene Using New Strategy

A team of researchers at UB report a new strategy to achieve high thermal conductive electric insulator polyethylene with high dielectric constant and strength. The researchers describe solution...

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Sep 27, 2021 | Industry News

Borealis and Partner to Co-develop Engineering Material for Energy-efficient Capacitors

Borealis and TOPAS Advanced Polymers have started collaboration on the development of a new class of engineering materials for applications that will bridge the current performance gap between...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Machine-learning to Optimize Polymers for Metal-free Batteries

Researchers, Jodie Lutkenhaus and Daniel Tabor from Texas A&M University are using machine-learning techniques to optimize polymers needed for developing metal-free, recyclable, organic batteries...

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

New Conjugated Polymer for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells

Skoltech researchers have synthesized a new conjugated polymer for organic electronics using two different chemical reactions and shown the impact of the two methods on its performance in organic...

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Sep 9, 2021 | Industry News

Siemens Gamesa Launches Fully Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade for Offshore Use

Siemens Gamesa launches RecyclableBlade, the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blades ready for commercial use offshore. With this technology, separation of the materials in the blade is...

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Sep 1, 2021 | Industry News

Epishine Signs Distribution Agreement with Farnell for Printed Organic Solar Cells

Epishine has signed a new franchise agreement with Farnell, an Avnet Company and distributor of electronic components, products and solutions. The new-to-market printed organic solar cells are...

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Aug 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Glass Fiber-reinforced PA6 Finds Use in INFAC’s Battery Module Housing

LANXESS and INFAC have together developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery housing uses Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS to satisfy stringent mechanical and chemical...

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Aug 18, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop and Test Thermoplastic Blades for Tidal Turbines

NREL researchers have constructed turbine blades using thermoplastic composite materials and are now testing them on one of Verdant Power's tidal turbines, which are currently deployed in New York...

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