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CityTree

Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

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

Whole Foods Market energy

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

beer battery

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

Heliex Power

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 –

Delta T Chiller

New Delta T Chiller Heralded as Most Efficient on the Market

Chiller Sets New Benchmarks For Energy Efficiency, Tight Control Plastics Technology, April 24, 2017 Here are more details on what is heralded as “the most efficient industrial process chiller on the market,” first discussed briefly in last month’s Keeping Up section. Jochen Naujokat, president of Delta T Systems, Richfield, Wis., and Rick Holzhauer, the firm’s chief mechanical

Advansor refrigeration

A CO2-Based Cooling Solution for the Fishing Industry

Advansor enters CO2 fishing race R744, April 19, 2017 According to Advansor, of the 4.7 million small and medium-sized fishing vessels currently active worldwide, approximately 80% use climate-damaging refrigerant R22. The Danish firm and other companies are teaming up with UNIDO and the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in a joint working group to develop a

indoor agricultural market

Tuning the PAR & Light Spectrum to Influence Indoor Agriculture Growth

Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits In recent years, LED lighting has had a transformative effect on the interior and exterior lighting markets by offering lamps and fixtures with high levels of efficacy and flexibility of application. Another market is poised for transformation through the application of LED fixtures, but this time it is the indoor

smartflower POP

New Solar System Follows the Sun… and Looks Pretty Doing It

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits Despite the growing solar panel installation rates throughout the country, there are still many factors holding homeowners back from installing solar rooftop panels. Some fear that their roof doesn’t see enough sunlight or that inevitable roof repairs will be much more complicated (and costly) with solar panels sitting on top.

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