Energy storage provides a variety of socio-economic benefits and environmental protection benefits. Energy storage can be performed in a variety of ways. Examples are: pumped hydro storage, superconducting magnetic energy storage and capacitors can be used to store energy. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages. One essential differentiating characteristic of the different technologies is the amount of energy the technology can store and another is how fast this energy can be released. This technology description focuses on Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES).
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As a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea, the mission of Korea Institute of Materials and Science KIMS is to comprehensively facilitate R&D, test, evaluate and provide technical support in order to promote innovative technology and industrial development. Important research achievements related to climate technology include Plasma-Treated Albaca fiber reinforced composites for industrial application.
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Eco-Tech Ceram (ETC) is a European Small Enterprise focused on the industrial energy efficiency market. EcoStock, using refractory ceramic made from waste. This solution contributes to two of the European 2020 objectives: 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% reduction in primary energy use, by recovering and reusing their waste heat
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The KNCPC implements diverse projects aimed at establishing cleaner production systems and sustainable industrial development as a specialized organization under the Government of the Republic of Korea.
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IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.
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The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.
This technology provides materials and methods for the production of activated carbons from biochar where such activated carbons have specific area and pore volume characteristics. The activated carbons may be used for any purpose necessitating the need for them such as water purification air-cleaning solvent recovery catalyst supports and as an energy storage form. They may also be useful in the production of a super anode for a super capacitor or battery.
Researchers in Prof. Hongjie Dai’s laboratory have combined graphene with metals and other inorganic elements to create a variety of hybrid materials that can be used for high performance electrocatalytic or electrochemical devices such as batteries and fuel cells. One type of hybrid material is formed from nanocrystals grown on graphene nanoplates or nanorods. This material is designed for use as an electrode for fast efficient energy storage and conversion.
Innovators at NASA\'s Johnson Space Center (JSC) have developed a method for efficiently controlling parasitic power in fuel cell systems. \"Parasitic power\"" refers to power required for internal system maintenance rather than for the system\\\'s primary purpose of net power output. Originally designed for spacecraft this novel method employs a single self-regulating control signal that does away with overly complex control strategies and external power controllers such as electronic power control units sensors and thermostatic controllers.