Major Graphite Research Project Aims To Reshape Domestic Electric Vehicle & Battery Market

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 14:22:23 +0000

Graphite has recently been classified as a “critical need” mineral for national security by the US government due to its key role in EV batteries and other significant technologies. Regrettably, around 80% of the present supply is sourced overseas, mostly from China. A big endeavor is currently in progress to create a new “Made in […]

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New Supercomputer for Climate Science

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 00:23:24 +0000

The newest Gaea system provides increased performance for more advanced climate modeling and simulation Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a new supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The new system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center […]

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Existing Water Infrastructure Holds Key To Generating More U.S. Hydropower

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:31:48 +0000

Conduit hydropower presents opportunities in every state. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of EnergyThe United States has a great network of waterways that is used for municipal, agricultural, and industrial purposes. With millions of miles of pipelines and conduits, the opportunity to harness that wasted energy with conduit hydropower is tremendous. In a recent study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, there was great […]

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Earth System Grid Federation Launches Effort to Upgrade Climate Projection Data System

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2022 03:28:20 +0000

The Earth System Grid Federation, a multi-agency initiative that gathers and distributes data for top-tier projections of the Earth’s climate, is preparing a series of upgrades that will make using the data easier and faster while improving how the information is curated. The federation, led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in collaboration with […]

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Wireless EV Charging On-The-Go Coming To PA Turnpike

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 19:00:26 +0000

wireless ev charging converter ORNLIn-road, wireless EV charging is one way to make electric vehicles more affordable and avert the impending EV charging apocalypse.

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Oak Ridge National Lab Prepares Drones To Prevent & Fight Wildfires

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:50:19 +0000

When it comes to electric aviation, one of the key benefits is that small drones are available today and they don’t contribute to the problem of climate change. But, can they help us deal with the climate change gas and kerosene-powered aircraft helped create? It turns out that the answer to this is a definite, […]

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Adsorbent Material Filters Toxic Chromium & Arsenic From Water Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:49:48 +0000

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are tackling a global water challenge with a unique material designed to target not one, but two toxic, heavy metal pollutants for simultaneous removal. ORNL’s Santa Jansone-Popova of the Chemical Sciences Division, and Ping Li, now at Elementis Global, have discovered an adsorbent with high […]

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Introducing the 2022 Electricity Annual Technology Baseline

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 03:40:18 +0000

What You Need To Know About This Year’s Annual Technology Baseline, Including Distributed Wind and Pumped Storage Hydropower Supply Curve Data for the First Time The 2022 Electricity Annual Technology Baseline (ATB) is now available, including distributed wind and pumped storage hydropower supply curve data for the first time. The ATB integrates current and projected cost and […]

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Better Battery Electrolytes with New Polymers

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 02:07:47 +0000

New polymer materials under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could enable safer, more stable batteries needed for electric vehicles and grid energy storage. Polymers are promising electrolytes for solid-state lithium batteries for their low cost, flexibility and processibility, but performance needs to be improved. “Typically, you can increase flexibility to enhance conductivity, but you […]

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