Energy System

In my recent blogs on the future of energy I have had some really interesting debate on what will and won’t work… I’ve been challenged to consider Ammonia for air travel, a full Hydrogen switch over and some really interesting debate around the global economic impact of significantly reducing air travel.

Recently on my longer distance journeys I have been listening to an excellent audio book…

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Renewables

Decarbonisation of industrial heat: The iron and steel sector

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Current primary steel production is highly integrated; incremental efficiency improvements can only further reduce emissions by about 10%. The analysis of scenarios published recently…

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Energy Storage Renewables

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

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will…

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Demand Response

The DSO of the immediate future

The so-called Energy Transition involves the transformation of the electricity grids, and their digitalization goes beyond their equipment.  It is a new paradigm based on radical changes in the…

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Renewables

The possibilities and limitations of Geothermal energy

You’d think that in today’s world, the average Joe doesn’t need much more convincing that renewables are the future of energy. It’s no secret that the fossil fuels we currently use to fuel our modern…

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Renewables

Uruguay, Latin America’s renewable champion

Uruguay lies between Argentina and Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean and is home to about 3.5 million people. But this small country has made it to the top 5 in wind and solar energy producers worldwide. 

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Renewables

Some like it hot – Is Hydrogen the answer to those needing it a little warmer?

In my recent predictions for energy over the next ten years there was one prediction I felt I could have explained a bit more. I predicted that Hydrogen would develop in pockets but I didn’t go into…

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Renewables

Moving hydrogen from hype to hope

“I see a pivotal role for hydrogen,” in Europe’s efforts to achieve its climate goals, said Frans Timmermans. And up jumped the crowd in a rare standing ovation for a climate commissioner. Hydrogen is…

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Energy System

Europe's sustainable future depends on accessibility of raw materials for batteries

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) singles out accessibility of raw materials as a pressing issue, warning that a prompt solution for the development of batteries is needed to make…

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Renewables

The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)

In my blog on the future of energy I made a very bold statement about he future of flight being cut by 50% by 2030. A lot of comments on the article informed me I was probably wrong – and this got me…

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