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New Cathode Designs May Increase Battery Performance

“Hot” New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2018 Lithium-ion batteries involve an intricately designed chemical recipe, one that scientists are constantly trying to improve. The latest tweak from researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and […]

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A Zondits Interview: Smart Apartments by Dwelo

Zondits recently sat down with Mike Rovito, CEO of Dwelô, to talk about how the company is working to make apartment living and management smarter. Ali Jackman, ERS for Zondits, July 31, 2018   Can you describe the products and services that Dwelo offers? Dwelo provides smart apartments to large owners and managers of multifamily housing. […]

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Could Ammonia be the Future of Energy Storage?

Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the […]

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“Smart Community” in Alabama Acts as Living Laboratory for Microgrid

Alabama Microgrid Studies Future of Energy Infrastructure Written by Andrew Soergel, usnews.com, July 2, 2018 At first glance, the newly constructed Reynolds Landing community in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, looks like any other newly constructed well-to-do neighborhood. The homes carry a modern, though not entirely futuristic, design. The streets wind in a rectangle, branching off in one […]

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Saudi Arabian Reverse Osmosis Plant Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia Sets Up Demo Plant To Boost Energy Efficiency In Reverse Osmosis Utilities-me.com, May 24, 2018 Saudi Arabia has commissioned Hitachi and Toray Industries to implement the ‘Demonstration Project for an Energy Saving Seawater Reverse Osmosis (RO) System’ in the Kingdom. The new system will be within the framework of “International Project for Increasing […]

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The Uncertain Future of Cryptocurrency

As concern grows over bitcoin’s energy use, what’s next for cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency mining is driving up power prices in small towns with cheap electricity. Can Bitcoin be made more efficient, or is the future of crypto in another currency? Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, March 28, 2018 David Bowman started mining bitcoin in his apartment […]

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Utilities Grapple with a Growing Cryptocurrency Market

Written by Allison Donnelly, ERS for Zondits, March 29, 2018 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen an unprecedented boom in the last year, going from a speculative, fringe industry often associated with its use in shady industries to a major financial market player. At the same time, cryptocurrency mining – the “minting” of new “coins” […]