Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Amsterdam to Reduce Natural Gas Usage

15 Dec , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Currently, 90% of the homes in Amsterdam use natural gas to provide heat. City Lab takes a look at how the Netherlands’ capital is planning on moving away from natural gas as a heat source. The city is planning on switching buildings over to a district heating system, starting with […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Chilling Food by Turning Waste Heat into Sound Waves

13 Dec , 2016  

efficient-cooler thermoacoustic engine

Novel refrigerator turns waste heat into sound waves to cool down stuff ZME Science, December 13, 2016 Japanese researchers have demonstrated an innovative refrigerator that employs a thermoacoustic engine to cool things down to a minimum temperature of -107.4 C. This sort of heat engines based on sound waves have been researched since the 1990s for […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

15 Nov , 2016  

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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