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End-of-Life Plastic = Electricity & Hydrogen
Non-recylable end of life plastic is an under -utilised resource that is currently treated as a costly and challenging waste management issue, often dealt with through incineration or landfill. The thermal conversion chamber which operates in the absence of oxygen, so there is no burning as the plastics gasify. The synthetic gas can then be used for power generation or as a fuel in its own right (ie. hydrogen).https://www.powerhouseenergy.co.uk/technology/
30 May 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Cybertruck considers solar panels
Tesla’s iconic cybertruck considers a retractable solar panel that can boost its power for longer range.  R&D has been improving the efficiency and durability of solar pv. There are works around flexibility solar material and even solar paint. Maybe the era of solar car might never come but solar technology makes EV possible with with cheap and clean fuel. So is solar/electric hybrid the way to go for countries like Australia? 
29 May 2021 by Thomas Gao

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Convert coal plant to hydrogen
Converting retired coal plants to hydrogen (blue and green) producers and peaking generators seems a good option. Some coal plants could be forced out of the market earlier than their technical lifetime given the uptake of both large scale and distributed renewable energy. They could reuse their core parts and transmission infrastructure for brownfield hydrogen plants. https://www.h2-view.com/story/retired-new-mexico-coal-fired-plant-to-be-repurposed-to-hydrogen/?
29 May 2021 by Thomas Gao

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Energy Trailblazers audiovisual podcast series
To fuel a new energy conversation, Holly Ransom presents the Energy Trailblazers series. In this series, Holly will interview 12 global change makers who have each chosen to follow the path of most resistance to help accelerate the clean energy transition.Hear from the likes of nobel peace prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, author and former FBI negotiator Christopher Voss, battery tech pioneer Christina Lampe-Onnerud and Formula E founder Alejandro Agag....MORE > https://omny.fm/shows/energy-trailblazers-with-holly-ransom...The session with Professor Muhammad Yunus founder of the Grammen Bank i exceptional - https://bit.ly/3whWG6Z 
19 May 2021 by Maria MacNama...

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Toxic water cleaned using electricity
A team of engineers from University of Sydney have developed a way to use electricity to clean up polluted wastewater, conducted through an electrochemical oxidation process. The procedure involved treating contaminated industrial wastewater with electricity using specialised electrodes. https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2020/07/07/engineers-use-electricity-to-clean-up-toxic-water.html
10 May 2021 by Mary Y

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Giant Compressed Air Energy Storage Solutions
Most people are familiar with compressed air as a major source of energy to operate equipment such as pneumatic controls, air tools, pumps and pistons. But California is apparently about to become home to two of the world's largest non-hydro energy-storage projects which will rely on compressed air. Each site is proposed to be 500MW in size. That's bigger than many current gas-fired power stations in Australia.https://www.rechargenews.com/energy-transition/gigawatt-scale-compressed-air-world-s-largest-non-hydro-energy-storage-projects-announced/2-1-1003559
1 May 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...