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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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May 28, 2018 | Industry News

DSM’s New Conductive Backsheet Boosts Solar Module Energy Output by 3%

DSM has recently launched a Conductive backsheet for high power back-contact solar modules capable of increasing solar module energy output by 3%. This new technology ushers in a new era of lossless...

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May 24, 2018 | Industry News

Flexible Polymer Supported Piezoelectric Ceramic Foam Harvests 10-times More Energy

According to Penn State researchers, piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a soft, flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over...

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May 21, 2018 | Industry News

LANXESS Supports eMotorsports Cologne with Weight Saving Solutions for EVs

With a focus on future forms of mobility, LANXESS supports young eMotorsports Cologne racing team. With its high performance plastics, LANXESS offers metal-replacing light-weight solutions for...

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May 15, 2018 | Industry News

Zoltek’s Carbon Fiber Enables Uniti to Scale up Electric Cars Production

Zoltek Companies, Inc. and Uniti have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Zoltek will be the preferred supplier of carbon fiber for Uniti’s line of electric cars. Replacing metal design with CF...

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May 14, 2018 | Product News

Covestro: New PC Blend for Liquid Cooled Modules in EVBPs & more at ANTEC® 2018

Covestro experts shared their knowledge of plastic materials and applications at SPE’s ANTEC® 2018. Experts presented new resin for liquid cooled modules in electric vehicle battery packs (EVBPs)...

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Apr 26, 2018 | Industry News

New Polymer Materials to Challenge Dominance of Li-ion Batteries in Supercapacitors

Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, along with Superdielectrics Ltd, that could challenge the dominance...

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Apr 18, 2018 | Industry News

Polymer Network Developed by Weaving Can Increase Energy Storage Capacity

Recently researchers reported that they have developed a new polymer network by weaving two polymers, a conducting polymer with an ion-storage polymer, together in a way that vastly increases charge...

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Apr 18, 2018 | Industry News

Toray Upsurges Large Tow Carbon Fiber Production Capacity at U.S. Subsidiary

Toray has decided to increase large tow carbon fiber production capacity at their US-based subsidiary Zoltek. Demand from automotive structural applications and wind energy turbine blades have...

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Apr 4, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Conducting Polymers for Energy Transfer and Storage Applications

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a straightforward way to make conducting polymer [a nanostructure - usually a core of metal and a shell of plastic]with high surface...

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Feb 22, 2018 | Industry News

Energy-saving Sustainable Solutions for Automotive Industry: CHINAPLAS 2018

"Innovation is Key to the Future", theme of CHINAPLAS 2018, is architected around to call for electric, lightweight and intelligent vehicles. The show will be replete with high-tech, energy-saving...

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