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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Korea Research Institute of Chemical technology (KRICT) is a research and Development, Public Sector institute established in 1976. It focuses on the development of world-class key technologies to contribute to the national economy and to bring happiness for nation people.
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Artelys is an independent company specialised in optimization, decision support and modeling. The company supports an effective planning and implementation of the energy transition using state-of-art quantitative techniques including cost-benefit assessment, impact assessment, scenario building and development of a city-level energy/climate master plan.
Please refer to the following link https://www.artelys.com/reports/ for Aterlys reports and publications.
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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.
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HEAT is a independent consulting company focussed on the development and implementation of projects for climate and ozone protection. HEAT has a focus on technology cooperation, policy advice for climate protection technologies, particular in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration, F-gases, inventories, roadmaps, carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies and capacity building measures such as training and certification. HEAT is also the Coordination Office of the NDE Germany.
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Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a flagship Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research in Ireland. The ERI has over 300 researchers working in interdisciplinary and currently has 45 live research projects focused on climate mitigation, adaptation and understanding. Focus areas include energy modelling, marine renewables, biofuels, energy efficiency, climate adaptation platforms, modelling greenhouse gas fluxes, atmospheric chemistry and carbon liabilities.
Hydrogen gas is considered to be the ideal fuel for combating environmental degradation. However the biggest obstacle to hydrogen replacing petroleum as the world\'s primary source of energy is the high cost of cleanly producing this gas. The most cost-effective current method for producing H2 is to use nuclear energy -- but that has environmental issues. Likewise using solar power is not cost-effective and using wind power is limited to a few regions. To address this challenge researchers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a photosynthetic method for producing H2.
Background: This invention describes unique growth and fabrication methods for graphene that allow for direct patterning onto the target substrate. Notable improvements over existing techniques include higher carrier mobility and mechanical and electrical continuity over a large distance. Technology Description: Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms hexagonally-bound with potential to become the optimal material for the new generation of transistors. Graphene can enable tetrahertz computing at processor speeds 100 to 1000 times faster than silicon.
Background: Thermodynamically a specific voltage is required to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. In practice the actual potential required to oxidize water is greater than the thermodynamic potential. The additional energy requirement or overpotential is dependent on the catalyst used and the electrode materials used in the reaction chamber.
This invention relates to a novel solar-thermal reactor for efficient sunlight energy storage. The reactor is designed to take ZnO powder and dissociate it into metallic Zn using highly concentrated sunlight to achieve reactor temperatures of close to 2000K collect the Zn and vent the oxygen. The Zn could then be used in a second step to create hydrogen from water. This invention is unique in that it only needs sunlight energy as a heat source. Unlike other solar-reactors that are capable of ZnO reduction this invention differs from them primarily in geometry and reactant feed mechanism.