Renewable energy

Redefining the Haber-Bosch loop

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Redefining the Haber-Bosch loop

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Peterborough renewable energy park given green light

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It will generate the energy equivalent of the electricity required to power 700 homes

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Sustainable hydrogen production a step closer

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Sustainable hydrogen production a step closer

Courtesy Department of Chemistry Photography Thursday, January 7, 2021 The creation of hydrogen from sunlight and waste has received funding to support development towards commercialisation. Photoreforming is a process which uses sunlight to transform biomass, food and plastic waste into hydrogen. Now researchers in the Reisner group have received a European Research Council Proof of…

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East Cambs councillors take next steps to achieving net zero carbon emissions with contract switch

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Councillors have taken the next steps towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by switching council buildings and car parks to a renewable energy scheme.

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Council focuses energy on going green

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Reference:  Date:  Wed, 10/14/2020 East Cambridgeshire District Council is making its next steps towards net zero carbon emissions by making two big green energy switches for its buildings and car parks. Since 1st October, the Council’s head office, the Grange and its commercial buildings based in Ely and Littleport have switched to a 100 percent…

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Fighting fatigue in lithium-ion batteries

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Fighting fatigue in lithium-ion batteries

Image of coin cells courtesy Department of Chemistry photography Monday, August 24, 2020 Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifetime. Researchers from this Department, the University of Liverpool, and the Diamond Light Source have identified one of the…

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Cambridgeshire village renewable energy project wins £2m funding

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Instead of using oil for heating and hot water in the village, heat will be extracted from the ground saving thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions

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Business benefits from free solar panel scheme

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A Lowestoft-based charity is the first organisation to benefit from free solar panels as part of a council’s recently launched Renewable Energy Fund.

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Energy group works hard to keep the lights on and the future renewable amid coronavirus crisis

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As energy group Vattenfall focuses on supporting its key workers to keep our lights on during the coronavirus crisis, it’s also not losing sight of the future and its commitment to renewable energy projects.

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

Photo of solar panels by Mariana Proença on Unsplash Monday, March 2, 2020 A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe both how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, aiding the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes. Being able to extend…

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