On Sunday, Tamil Nadu utilized 26.8 million units of wind power, marking the beginning of the new wind season, according to K. Kasthurirangaian, the president of the Indian Wind Power Association.
The United States has recognized the need for a reliable supply of critical minerals to support the growth of the renewable energy sector and reduce dependence on imports. Critical minerals are essential for the production of solar panels, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and electricity networks, and include metals such as copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, and platinum.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has secured another round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead the second phase of its Bioenergy Research Center. The center is one of four DOE-funded research centers focused on innovation in biofuels, bioproducts, and clean energy for the country.
Speaking at an event in New Delhi, philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the world to focus on scientific innovations to tackle climate change. He emphasized that modern economies around the world rely heavily on energy derived from burning hydrocarbons, with over 80% of this energy coming from such sources.
Ørsted, a Danish energy company, is building Europe’s largest commercial production facility for carbon-neutral marine fuels in northeastern Sweden. The FlagshipONE plant, developed by Liquid Wind AB, will produce up to 50,000 metric tons of e-methanol per year from renewable energy and biogenic carbon dioxide from 2025.
Concentrated solar power and solar water heating are promising renewable energy options, but they face challenges in maintaining high absorption while suppressing energy dissipation. However, a team of researchers from Harbin University, Zhejiang University, Changchun Institute of Optics, and the National University of Singapore have developed a solution to this problem.