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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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Sep 24, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Develop Fully Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades

The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project, driven by IRT Jules Verne, brings together industrial companies and technological centers – Arkema, CANOE, ENGIE, Suez, LM Wind Power, Owens Corning –...

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Sep 22, 2020 | Industry News

New Nanocomposite Material to Prevent Malfunctioning of Electronics

Scientists from South Ural State University in collaboration with colleagues from Belarus, India and China have created a composite material for nanoelectronics. The material can be used as a...

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Sep 18, 2020 | Article

Growing Role of Polymers and Plastics Used in Renewable Energy Sector

By Pankaj Kumar Tiwari

Explore how the increasing demand for thermoplastic composites in the renewable energy sector (wind & solar energy) helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment and economy...

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Sep 17, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Produce Polymers Using Low-energy Visible Light

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University has demonstrated a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. The work not only poses...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Article

E-Mobility Performance Plastic Material Advances!

By Donald Rosato

Discover the recent developments and key features of engineering & high-performance thermoplastic materials that drive the future of electric vehicle design...

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Sep 9, 2020 | Industry News

New Spider Silk-inspired Proton-conducting Polymer for Bio-electronic Devices

Researchers from the University of Groningen have developed a new class of polymers based on protein-like materials and inspired by spider silk, that work as proton conductors and might be useful in...

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Aug 21, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Test Wedge-shaped Luminescent Solar Concentrators for Better Energy Capture

A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated the potential of wedge-shaped luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). The efficient modular solar units could easily be hung...

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Aug 21, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Review Advances in Micro-supercapacitor Systems for Flexible Electronics

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deakin University reviewed the latest advances in micro-supercapacitor (MSC) powered integrated system for flexible electronics...

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Aug 21, 2020 | Industry News

NREL to Build New Laboratory for Innovations in Next-generation Batteries

NREL’s Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette introduces ARIES and RAIL to the nation, where RAIL stands for Research and Innovation Laboratory, while ARIES is short for Advanced Research on...

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Aug 20, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Turn Waste PET into Nanomaterial for Rechargeable Battery Production

UC Riverside engineers have developed a way to recycle plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. Researchers have created an improved energy...

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