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New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of

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The Power Cycle of the Future

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Steam has an important role in our everyday lives, although we don’t always realize all that it’s doing for us. It can be found virtually in any industry or technology that requires heat, moisture, sterilization, and other crucial processes. Steam can be used to heat the water in our

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Energy Efficiency Saves Taiwan’s Manufacturing Sector NT$8.5 Billion

Energy efficiency helps manufacturers save over NT$8.5 billion a year Focus Taiwan, August 29, 2016 The local manufacturing sector has reduced its costs by about NT$8.55 billion (US$269 million) per year during 2009-2015 period as it has adopted measures to improve energy efficiency, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday. During that period, more

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The Excess Project Provides Power Efficient Computing

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency Phys, August 26, 2016 A European research project led by Chalmers University of Technology has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has been able to provide large

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Atomic-Scale Sandblasters Offer Silicon Chips a More Efficient Replacement

Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon Department of Energy, June 22, 2016 Virtually all electronics today rely on silicon computer chips, but this darling of the tech industry has drawbacks. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory may have found a pathway to a cheaper, lighter and more efficient replacement. Today, silicon computer chips are produced through a complicated,

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Craft Beer and Sustainability

Brewing Up Sustainability: The Intersection Of Water And Energy In Breweries Alliance to Save Energy, July 11, 2016 On Tuesday, June 21, the Alliance to Save Energy hosted a webinar exploring the relationship between water and energy by looking at two things that are better when handled together: beer and sustainability. The webinar, which covered

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Berkeley Labs Reports Data Center Energy Consumption Plateau

Data Centers Are No Longer The Energy Hogs They Once Were Fortune, June 27, 2016 Efforts by some of the world’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon to reduce the amount of energy their data centers consume is now bearing fruit. According to a new report released on Monday from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the number of data centers has

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GreenWeb Enables Energy Efficient Mobile Web Computing

New ‘GreenWeb’ tools aim to create an energy-efficient web Science Daily, June 16, 2016 To help mobile device users maximize their limited battery storage, electrical and computer engineering professor Vijay Janapa Reddi and graduate student Yuhao Zhu have developed what they are calling “GreenWeb,” a set of web programming language extensions that enable web developers

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