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    • Dow Showcases New Photovoltaic Solutions at European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Business Wire)- August 24, 2010
    • The Dow Chemical Company will showcase its new solutions designed for photovoltaic manufacturers at this year's 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC) in Valencia, Spain (stand L3/H4/B4, Hall 4, Feria Valencia). Dow's photovoltaic solutions can help increase solar cell efficiency and solar module durability, improve device performance at lower cost, and enable widespread adoption of solar energy. Solutions being showcased include: -- Dow's ENLIGHT(TM) cleaning,... More...
    • New Approach to Apply Nanostructure Coatings for High Tech Devices (AZ Nanotechnology)- August 23, 2010
    • These coatings can remove heat four times faster than the same materials before they are coated, using inexpensive materials and application procedures. The discovery has the potential to revolutionize cooling technology, experts say. This nanoscale-level coating of zinc oxide on top of a copper plate holds the potential to dramatically increase heat transfer characteristics and lead to a revolution in heating and cooling technology, according to experts at Oregon State University and the Pacifi... More...
    • Oil prices slide on US energy report (RTE Business)- August 18, 2010
    • Oil prices sank this afternoon as investors locked in recent profits and reacted to news of a lighter than expected drop in crude reserves in top energy consumer the US. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in October dived $1.04 to $75.89 a barrel in London trade. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for September, shed $1.27 to $74.50. Prices had jumped yesterday to snap five days of losses in a row on the back of a weaker dollar and rising equities. But the market fell again today as man... More...
    • Lubriserv offers vanishing fluids for fin forming (Manufacturing Talk)- August 16, 2010
    • The Evolution range of vanishing fluids can be used in fin forming or drawing and magnetic sheet pressing, removing the need for cleaning prior to the next operation of brazing or welding. During the brazing phase it doesn't form aldehydes and offers increased die and punch life, eliminates seizing up, and enables less down time and clean fin or worked sheets, eliminating washing operations. Vanishing lubricants disappear after the forming/pressing operation, leaving a light coating of lubricant... More...
    • FuelCell Energy Power Plants to be Installed at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London (Global Newswire)- August 9, 2010
    • a leading manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers today announced the sale of two 300 kilowatt DFC300 fuel cell power plants to be installed at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, located in Groton, CT. The two DFC300 fuel cell power plants will be installed adjacent to the existing energy plant on the Base and will provide reliable base load electricity to the Base. The byproduct... More...
    • New oxygen probe for combustion gas analysis (Measurement Devices)- August 9, 2010
    • Warminster PA, USA -- ABB has launched its next generation of combustion gas analyzers for industrial and utility boiler applications. With a revised sensor design and an increased choice of probe lengths up to four meters (13+ feet), the Endura AZ20 expands ABB’s offering to high temperature applications up to 800°C. The Endura AZ20 offers an enhanced robust design. Manufactured using a new ceramic-to-steel bonding process, the AZ20 offers improved resistance to thermal stresses and shocks c... More...
    • New FutureGen plant plan billions cheaper (St. Louis Business Journal)- August 6, 2010
    • Plans to build a multibillion-dollar, experimental coal plant in Mattoon, Ill., have been replaced with a cheaper proposal to retrofit an Ameren plant two-and-a-half hours west in Meredosia, Ill., U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday. Ameren has come on board with the revamped project, which will use $1 billion in stimulus money and $247 million in private dollars, said Stephanie Muller, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Energy. This new FutureGen 2.0 plan will be potentially bi... More...
    • NASA and Commercial industry combine to outline FTD Propellant Depot plan (NASASpaceflight.com)- August 5, 2010
    • A collaboration between experts at numerous NASA centers and commercial companies have created a plan for an “in-space LO2/LH2 PTSD (Propellant Transfer and Storage Demonstration) mission, to affordably support a 2015 demonstration and follow-on missions”, highlighting an exploration architecture built around existing vehicles and Propellant Depots. Answering a Request For Information (RFI) in June, a broad range of NASA, other US government, academic and industrial participation resulted in... More...
    • CMU launching Smart Grid Research Center (Pittsburgh Business Times)- August 2, 2010
    • Carnegie Mellon University is one of two universities in the country partnering with North Carolina-based Semiconductor Research Corp. for a $5 million research initiative that will look at distribution of renewable energy. CMU will be home to the Smart Grid Research Center designed to allow researchers to simulate what the smart grid may look like, said Marija Ilic, director of the new center. The Smart Grid Research Center is part of SRC’s Energy Research Initiative, which has its first meet... More...