Sandia team puts power into local grid with supercritical CO2 closed-loop Brayton-cycle turbine

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers recently delivered electricity produced by a new power-generating system to the Sandia-Kirtland Air Force Base electrical grid. The working fluid being compressed, heated and expanded to produce power is supercritical carbon dioxide.

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Samsung Heavy and Seaborg to develop floating nuclear power plant combined with hydrogen and ammonia plants

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Seaborg signed a partnership agreement to develop floating nuclear power plants based on Seaborg’s inherently safe Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR). The floating nuclear power plant comes as a turn-key product, ready to be moored at an industrial harbor.

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DOE awards Core Power and MIT Energy Initiative funding for floating nuclear power research project

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The US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program ( NEUP ) has awarded research funds to the MIT Energy Initiative, CORE POWER, and the Idaho National Laboratory for a three-year study into the development of offshore floating nuclear power generation in the US.

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TECO 2030 launches new concept Power Barge; containerized fuel cells

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TECO 2030 has launched a new product concept for its containerized fuel cells, the TECO 2030 Power Barge. The solution comprises TECO 2030 fuel cell modules, batteries, power electronics, safety- and automation systems, hydrogen storage, and a refueling solution.

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PG&E and Tesla launch virtual power plant pilot

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have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant (VPP) to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. Through this collaboration, Tesla is participating in PG&E’s Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) pilot by enrolling and combining residential Powerwall home battery systems into a virtual power plant to discharge power back to the grid in California during times of high electricity demand. Virtual Power Plants.

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Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

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Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply. —Perry Kuiper, President Sustainable Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

Equipmake-powered electric bus heads for Argentina

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The Equipmake ZED-powered Agrale MT17.0LE, a 12m single deck model capable of carrying 70 passengers, will be operated over the next 12 months by DOTA S.A.,

Bosch starting volume production of silicon carbide power semiconductors

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After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to supply automotive manufacturers worldwide. Since the SiC chips also emit significantly less heat, the power electronics require less in the way of costly cooling.

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The implementation of this project, the first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine, will be launched at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site—a company specialized in manufacturing recycled paper—in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France.

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Topsoe to build world’s largest SOEC electrolyzer production facility; 500 MW scalable to 5 GW; focusing on Power-to-X

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Topsoe’s ambition is to accelerate rapidly the adoption of green solutions—in particular within Power-to-X. Developing a strong Power-to-X industry in Europe will also enforce the EU’s ambitions of being independent of energy imports from other regions.

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Plug Power & Gaussin collaborate on hydrogen-powered logistics vehicles

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Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, and Gaussin are collaborating to bring a commercial suite of ProGen-powered Gaussin transportation vehicles to market in 2021 as a solution to decarbonize the logistics ecosystem.

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NREL modeling power requirements for regional air mobility

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The project includes evaluating how smaller airports could supply clean power to both the aircraft and the region. The scenarios imagine how smaller airports could supply clean power to both the aircraft and the region and how they might impact surrounding mobility.

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Topsoe receives public funding for scaling up Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis

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million) to a partnership between Topsoe, Denmark’s Technical University (DTU) and Aarhus University (AU) to support innovation activities related to upscaling and globally deploying Topsoe’s Power-to-X SOEC electrolysis technology. The award was part of a larger DKK 255 million (US$36 million) set of awards to 14 projects supporting the development of the Power-to-X and hydrogen area in Denmark. Electrofuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies partner to develop power electronics for electric and hybrid powertrains

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Renault Grou and Vitesco Technologies are entering a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a “One Box” for electric and hybrid powertrains. Under this agreement, both partners will join their forces, contributing by their know-how and experience jointly to develop a power electronics concept. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Manufacturing Power Electronics

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IEA: nuclear power can play a major role in transition to low emissions energy systems; Russia, China leading on new reactor starts

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As the world contends with a global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the IEA.

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NIO selects high-efficiency SiC traction power modules from onsemi

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onsemi announced that China-based EV maker NIO chose the latest VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules from onsemi for its next-generation electric vehicles (EVs). The silicon carbide (SiC)-based power modules enable longer range, higher efficiency and faster acceleration for EVs.

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Purdue and Duke Energy to explore potential for SMR nuclear power source for campus

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With interest rising worldwide in new technologies that are reliable and carbon-free, Purdue and Duke Energy intend to study power produced through Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), a move that may be unprecedented for a college campus and a potential fit for Purdue’s energy needs.

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Wärtsilä Power-to-X project gets €1M in government support

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been granted €1 million in funding by Business Finland, a state-run public agency for funding important research projects, to support research in the field of Power-to-X (P2X) technology. Fuels Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquids

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Supreme Court curbs EPA authority to regulate CO2 from power plants

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EPA that the EPA lacks the authority to set emission standards for power plants so strict as to force a shift of power generation from fossil fuels. In devising emissions limits for power plants, EPA first “determines” the “best system of emission reduction” that—taking into account cost, health, and other factors—it finds “has been adequately demonstrated.” Emissions Market Background Power Generation Regulations

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BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter. Viper inverter power switch ( earlier post ). Electric (Battery) Market Background Power ElectronicsBorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97

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Toyota showcases experimental hydrogen-powered GR Yaris

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Toyota showcased its experimental hydrogen-powered combustion engine technology in the multiple award-winning GR Yaris. We’ve taken the first step to compete with and develop our hydrogen-powered engine with the mindset of taking on the challenge.

Renault Group, STMicroelectronics enter strategic cooperation on power electronics

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Renault Group and STMicroelectronics announced a strategic cooperation on the design, development, manufacturing, and supply to Renault Group of STMicroelectronics’ products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics systems of battery-operated and hybrid vehicles. As Renault’s key innovation partner, STMicroelectronics will benefit from significant volumes guaranteed for the annual usage of these power modules and transistors from 2026-2030.

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NREL thermal management system greatly increases power density of SiC inverters in heavy-duty applications

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A thermal management system developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with John Deere promises to increase the power density of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters within heavy-duty EV applications significantly.

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RINA awards Freudenberg e-Power Systems type-approval for methanol-powered fuel cell system

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Freudenberg has received Type Approval by the international classification society RINA for its methanol-powered fuel cell system for ocean-going shipping.

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Transphorm to demonstrate 99% efficiency power switching with a 1200V GaN power transistor at ISPSD 2022

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Transphorm—a pioneer in and global supplier of high-reliability, high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products— will demonstrate leading-edge R&D results from its 1200-volt GaN device at the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs ( ISPSD 2022), an IEEE conference in the power semiconductor industry in May. We see this as an important milestone for the GaN power electronics industry.

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HydroWing, Tocardo partner on production of hydrogen from tidal power

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Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Ports and Marine Power Generation Wave and Tidal

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Altair acquires Powersim to expand electronic system design technology into power electronics

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Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), acquired Powersim , a provider of simulation and design tools for power electronics, including power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. Market Background Power Electronics

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Poll finds strong local and statewide support for extending operations of California’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

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Newly released polling shows strong local support for extending the operations of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, California’s largest source of carbon free energy generation. Gavin Newsom recently announced his intent to explore options to continue operations at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear plant located in San Luis Obispo, operated by PG&E. Market Background Nuclear Power Generation Surveys

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Rolls-Royce supports power-to-x initiative in Brandenburg; synthetic fuels and chemicals from renewable power

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Power Systems business unit signs letter of intent for the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of synthetic fuels Schell: “We will be electrifying the entire system, including the fuel” Important step towards sector coupling and decarbonising propulsion systems and power generation. As a former coal and chemical region, the Lausitz region has an abundance of expertise available that can be used to set up a power-to-x competence center.

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Samsung Heavy to partner with KAREI to develop molten-salt reactor floating power plants and nuclear-powered ships

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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is making a full-scale effort to develop offshore nuclear power plant technology. Through this agreement, SHI plans to pioneer the MSR-based floating nuclear power plant and nuclear-powered ship market as part of strengthening its capacity for future new business expansion. Market Background Nuclear Ports and Marine Power Generation

Tesla unveils new Dojo supercomputer so powerful it tripped the power grid


Tesla has unveiled its latest version of its Dojo supercomputer and it’s apparently so powerful that it tripped the power grid in Palo Alto. The post Tesla unveils new Dojo supercomputer so powerful it tripped the power grid appeared first on Electrek.

Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Electric to develop hydrogen fuel cell package for power generation

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Hyundai Electric ), a leading electrical equipment manufacturer and energy solution provider, to develop a hydrogen fuel cell package for mobile power generation. The endeavor combines Hyundai Motor’s decades-long fuel cell experience and Hyundai Electric’s power equipment expertise. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation Vehicle ManufacturersHyundai Motor Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co.

CATL in 5-year agreements with ZEEKR, SERES; EVs to be powered by Qilin CTP batteries

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CATL announced 5-year cooperation agreements with ZEEKR and SERES, with both EV makers announcing that mass-produced Qilin batteries—based on the third generation of CATL’s cell-to-pack technology ( earlier post )—will power upcoming EV models.

Ammonia power company Amogy launches operations in Norway

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a developer of energy-dense ammonia power solutions, opened its Norway operations with the hiring of Christian W. Berg will be tasked with accelerating Amogy’s effort in commercializing its ammonia-to-power technology with partners in the Scandinavian countries. Amogy, with its ammonia-to-power technology, aims to reduce more than five billion metric tons of CO 2 -equivalent emissions by 2040, accelerating the global journey towards Net Zero 2050. Amogy Inc.,

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GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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General Motors expects its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant will be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022. GM is ranked 12 on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from their Green Power Partnership program.

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LiquidPiston announces small tactical power generator development for US Army; 2-5 kW

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LPI), developer of advanced rotary diesel and multi-fuel internal combustion engines, announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the United States Army to develop the X-Engine platform to power Small Tactical Generators ranging from 2-5 kW. Power.

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Honda to install stationary fuel cell power station on California campus as first step toward commercialization of zero-emission backup power generation

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Honda plans to install a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, Calif. Power Plant (4X Quads + Accessories). Power Plant (4X Quads + Accessories). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Power Generation Vehicle Manufacturers

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Practical Power Beaming Gets Real

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Wires have a lot going for them when it comes to moving electric power around, but they have their drawbacks too. And when it comes to powering public transportation, including electric trains and trams, wires need to be used in tandem with rolling or.

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Successful demonstration of FlexMethanol conversion of wind power to methanol

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In Germany, BSE Engineering and the Institute for Renewable Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have demonstrated the conversion of wind power into renewable methanol. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Market Background Methanol Power-to-Liquids

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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will create a mobile power generation/output system—Moving e—that comprises a fuel cell bus that can carry a large amount of hydrogen; portable external power output devices; and portable batteries. Honda’s Power Exporter 9000 portable external power output device.

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Rolls-Royce commissions test bench for mtu hydrogen engines for climate-neutral power supply

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Over the past year and a half, the company has invested around €10 million at Rolls-Royce Solutions in Augsburg in test bench modernization, hydrogen infrastructure and other measures as part of its ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ climate protection program. Otto Preiss, Rolls-Royce Power Systems Chief Technology Officer and COO. Engines Hydrogen Market Background Power Generation Testing

thyssenkrupp greenlights construction of €2B hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant for low-CO2 steel

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thyssenkrupp will build a €2B hydrogen-powered direct reduction plant at its Duisberg site. As part of its tkH2Steel transformation project, coal-based blast furnaces will be replaced by hydrogen-powered direct reduction plants.

PowerCell signs MoU with ABB Power Grids on stationary fuel cell power solutions

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PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB Power Grids regarding a collaboration around fuel cell based zero emissions stationary power solutions. The system runs on hydrogen and can be used as an electrical power system and for peak shaving.

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