The Growing Energy Demand of Bitcoin

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits There are lots of things we can say about Bitcoin, and its underlying blockchain technology. Given the cryptocoin’s recent explosion in value (real or perceived), a commensurate explosion in “mining” has caused startling growth in energy demand in data centers. Bitcoin’s blockchain technology uses a proof-of-work model to establish trust […]


A Hillphoenix Trainer Lead a Training Session to Educate Technicians on Transcritical

CO2 trainer sheds light on transcritical, January 10, 2018 In a bid to increase understanding of transcritical CO2 systems in North America, Hillphoenix’s senior corporate trainer Rusty Walker led a training session in an effort to educate technicians who typically work in industrial plants on the finer points of the technology at the RETA (Refrigerating Engineers […]


Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

This artificial tree captures air pollutants 275 times more efficiently than a normal one The Civil Engineer, August 10, 2017 It was developed by a German start-up in order to fight air pollution Air pollution is an issue gaining a lot of attention, as it is responsible for 7 million premature deaths a year according […]

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Refrigeration Battery Developed by Axiom Exergy Wins 2017 Gold Stevie Award

Axiom Exergy Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2017 American Business Awards   In an acknowledgement of its advancements in thermal energy storage, Axiom Exergy has won the Gold Stevie® Award for Energy Innovation in The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognized Axiom for its Refrigeration Battery which is currently operating at a Whole […]

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Cultivating Clean Energy Storage with Beer

From Beer, A Better Battery?   The plan came together — where else? — at the bar. Last April, over pints at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder, Tyler Huggins (PhDCivEngr’16) and Justin Whiteley (PhDMechEngr’16) were honing their idea for “growing” a battery from beer — specifically, from the wastewater discharged by breweries. If successful, their invention would […]

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Heliex Power Launches 3 Products to Boost Industrial Efficiency

Reinventing steam with three new technologies Eureka!, May 8, 2017 Heliex Power, the East Kilbride-based energy company, has launched three products to help a variety of industries maximise their energy efficiency, by building on its existing unique steam technology. The company, working with City, University of London, discovered a way of harnessing ‘wet’ steam – […]