Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology

Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Dec '14, 7pm

The wind and sun can produce great amounts of power, but it can usually only be harnessed when it’s windy and the sun is shining. Researchers at Grand Valley State University and Ann Arbor-based Vinazene are working to change that by creating a new type of flow battery technology that will allow the capture, collection and storage of energy through organic compounds. The project, funded by a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant through the U.S. Department of Energy to Vinazene , includes researchers from Grand Valley’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) and Chemistry Department. Andrew Lantz, associate pr...

RFK, Jr. and Josh Fox Chime in on New York Fracking Ban Victory via @ecowatch

ecowatch.com 19 Dec '14, 3pm

This is a game changing event. This is a sea change for Cuomo. Now will he add another nail in the coffin of fracking by voting to ban fracki...

A new NREL report on U.S. residential PV system prices is available:

nrel.gov 19 Dec '14, 6pm

U.S. Residential Photovoltaic System Prices Fall More than 45% between 2010 and 2013 Pricing for Cash Purchase vs Solar Leasing also Evaluate...

Critically endangered sea turtles rebound in Nicaragua

mnn.com 19 Dec '14, 3pm
Critically endangered sea turtles rebound in Nicaragua

Every two to three years, adult female hawksbills return to nest on the beaches where they were born. (Photo: Rich Carey /Shutterstock) Hawks...

It's Look for an Evergreen Day! Turns out, junipers are among the top 10 plants for wildlife:

nwf.org 19 Dec '14, 4pm

Junipers give wildlife a boost in winter by providing a rich supply of food and shelter from harsh winds and cold temperatures 12-01-2006 // ...

Energy

Why you should follow @postcarbon

Why you should follow @postcarbon

postcarbon.org 19 Dec '14, 5pm

There is at least a possibility that the oil price crash has important geopolitical significance. The US and Russia are engaged in what can o...

Are building codes the key to unlocking zero net #energy buildings? @RockyMtnInst @ZeroEnergyBldgs @NAS…

Are building codes the key to unlocking zero net #energy buildings? @RockyMtnInst @ZeroEnergyBldg...

aceee.org 18 Dec '14, 5pm

A zero net energy (ZNE) building is a home or commercial building that on average produces as much energy as it uses, achieved through energy...

GE to supply new turbines for ambitious wind project in Poland: Deal calls for GE to supply Lewan...

renewableenergyfocus.com 18 Dec '14, 3pm

Ten of the wind turbines are currently under construction, with another 17 planned to begin construction in 2015. Once operational, the 120 M...

Fashion

Unilever Drops Lawsuit Against Vegan ‘Just Mayo’ via @ecorazzi

ecorazzi.com 19 Dec '14, 8pm
Unilever Drops Lawsuit Against Vegan ‘Just Mayo’ via @ecorazzi

Earlier this year, Unilever claimed that Just Mayo was misleading, saying that mayonnaise by definition must contain eggs. Hampton Creek coun...

#eco #Food #Living This vegan eggnog is pretty great to begin with — then you...

grist.org 19 Dec '14, 1pm
#eco #Food #Living This vegan eggnog is pretty great to begin with — then you add bourbon

When I told my boyfriend that I was whipping up a vegan eggnog for The New Veganism , he scru...

Could these bizarro 3D-printed "wearable biospheres" helps us survive on alie...

ecouterre.com 19 Dec '14, 6pm
Could these bizarro 3D-printed "wearable biospheres" helps us survive on alien planets?

If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone...

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