Skarper has developed e-bike conversion kit to transform a regular bike into an high-performance e-bike.

Skarper, a United Kingdom-based startup, announced the inaugural Skarper system, an electric bike conversion kit. This kit transforms any disc brake bike into a pedal-assisted EV after a quick and easy installation. The system works by connecting to proprietary tabs that fasten it onto the chainstay of the bike, allowing it to increase the speed. An ultralight, clip-on drive system technology, DiskDrive™ avoids the many limitations of existing eBike drive systems. https://youtu.be/gij4KM...
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‘Heat Battery’ A heat battery based on salt and water – Eindhoven University of Technology

The heat battery is based on an old thermochemical principle, which is that when water is added to salt it produces heat. The reverse is also possible, whereby heat can be used to evaporate the water, thus storing the heat energy inside the salt. Storing heat within dry salt makes the battery completely loss-free, providing an incredibly efficient way to store energy for future use. This is particularly useful when energy supply is coming from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, which...
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Uni-Solar PVL-136 136 Watt Triple Junction 24V Flexible Solar Panel 

Uni-Solar panels are lightweight, flexible and directly adhere to many roofing surfaces avoiding penetrations. Each cell is connected to each other via bypass diodes. Therefore, if one cell is shaded or soiled, only the power output of this one shaded cell is lost - usually less than 4.5%.These panels are less than 1/5th the weight of crystalline solar panels and are designed for membrane and metal roofing system applications. Uni-Solar PVL-136 136W 24-Volt Flexible Amorphous Solar Panel...
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Pedal-powered generator

K-TOR® designs and manufactures human powered portable energy generators that serve as portable outlets to provide electrical power on the go. Their power generators are driven by human bio-mechanical energy. They provide reliable, self-sustainable power anywhere, anytime. https://youtu.be/cLS5LWN-63w Human powered energy technology from K-TOR® is the new face of alternative energy. Complementing existing wind and solar technologies, K-TOR® generators deliver sustainable, green power wh...
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‘MagLense’ – a wireless power for implants and wearables

Wireless charging is making an impact in the medical sector by means of being able to charge implants and sensors long-term that is located beneath the skin. Researchers have been able to print wireless power transmitting antenna on flexible materials that could be placed under the skin of patients. MagLense, a breakthrough in through body wireless power transfer from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants, is set to revolutionize the world of medical implants and consumer...
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‘Lightelligence’ – fully integrated optical computing systems that leverages the speed, power, and efficiency of light.

Lightelligence build optical chips that empower the next generation of high-performance computing tasks by processing information with light, their chips offer ultra high speed, low latency, and low power consumption representing orders of magnitude improvement over traditional electronic architectures. https://youtu.be/Cc0KowZ1UEQ Artificial Neural Networks are computational network models inspired by signal processing in the brain. These models have dramatically improved the p...
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‘CarGenerator’ – Your vehicle can be a backup power solution

CarGeneratorTM is a cool new product the size of a backpack which transforms your gas or diesel car or truck into a backup electric generator. You can power your home furnace in winter, your fridges in summer, plus computers, internet routers, a few lights, and more for 2-3 days or more. Portable, lightweight just 16 pounds, rain/snow weatherproof, take it camping or RV’ing to watch TV, recharge your RV batteries at full speed like plugging into grid power, and lots more. You get...
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Renogy Flexible Solar Panel

Renogy Flexible Solar Panel are highly flexible, lightweight panel that can easily be installed on curved surfaces.  Traditional solar panels are rigid and often enclosed in tempered glass. The Renogy 100W Flexible Solar Panel is anything but traditional. Perfect for marine use or placement on top of a van or vehicle, the Renogy 100W Lightweight Solar Panel is thin and capable of flexing up to 248 degrees. https://youtu.be/jq4QrFaMfHc At 4 pounds, this flexible solar panel weighs ...
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‘Oceas’ Incredibly Compact Outdoor Mylar Emergency Blankets

Oceas Mylar Emergency Blanket that is a portable Pocket Blanket which provides a dry, clean space anywhere outdoors. Emergency Blankets are designed to keep you warm in almost any situation - camping, hiking, backpacking, trail running, and marathons. https://youtu.be/NX0rrQa_m_4 Completely waterproof, practically puncture-proof & conveniently pocket-sized, the pocket blanket is built to take on the elements. Built to keep your body warm in extreme climates, mylar was designed...
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‘KITE Bricks’ – SMART BRICK to build houses with Lego-style bricks

Smart Brick is a revolutionary brick and the basis of a new construction system covered by issued and pending US patents. The brick is amenable for building houses, buildings, bridges and more.. The block is constructed of high-strength concrete with unique properties that allow for the building of truly ecological structures, with large savings in electricity expenses associated with seasonal heating and cooling. The block allows for faster, cheaper, more precise, and stronger building than...
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BioLite wood-burning stoves that use thermoelectric technology to produce usable electricity from the heat of their fires.

BioLite, a startup based in New York City founded in 2006, develops and manufactures off-grid energy products for both the outdoor recreational industry and emerging markets. The company is most well known for their flagship wood-burning stoves that use thermoelectric technology to produce usable electricity from the heat of their fires. Turn Fire Into ElectricityCreate 3 watts of electricity from the heat of your fire and use it to charge devices in real-time or store for later use with on-...
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‘Super-Capacitor’ – Smaller Than Dust Particle that can pack the same voltage as a battery

Researchers from the Chemnitz University of Technology, IFW Dresden, and IPF Dresden combined miniaturized electronics with some origami-inspired fabrication for this tiny super-capacitor. The composition of these tiny bio-super-capacitors comprises a stack of polymers with light-sensitive photo-resist material that acts as the current collector. It also comprises a separator membrane, and electrodes made from an electrically conductive bio-compatible polymer called PEDOT: PSS. The overall v...
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Form Energy -iron-air battery

Form Energy's new 'iron-air' battery, it can store electricity from wind or solar power stations for days at a time and then discharging it to the grid as needed. To run the grid reliably and affordably, we need new cost-effective technologies capable of storing electricity for multiple days. We conducted a broad review of available technologies and have reinvented and optimized the iron-air battery for the electric grid. https://youtu.be/1n1qZHni718 The active components of our iro...
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‘Powermat SmartInductive’ – inductive wireless charging

SmartInductive technology enables transferring magnetic induction fields over a longer distance, while remaining compatible with existing wireless charging standards. Using a distinctive coil structure and advanced signaling, SmartInductive technology transfers power up to 40W through surfaces of 1.5 inches, in an efficient and safe way. Due to higher power capabilities, SmartInductive technology can power more types of devices, from smaller wearables, to mobile phones, tablets and even...
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‘SOLshare’ – Community based solar power grid that is decentralized to meet energy supply needs for remote locations.

Pioneer of Renewable Energy-based Peer-to-Peer Trading Platforms SOLshare has successfully piloted the world’s first ICT-enabled peer-to-peer electricity trading network for rural households with and without solar home systems in Shariatpur, Bangladesh. SOLshare has created a revolutionary new approach to bring affordable solar electricity to everyone in Bangladesh and beyond. It believes that smart peer to peer grids can be the future for energy utilities globally. https://youtu.be/...
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‘WaterLily Turbine – ‘Harvest Energy Anywhere!’- power from flowing stream

WaterLily is a portable turbine loved by campers, paddlers, filmmakers, and off-gridders around the world. It charges phones, speakers, cameras, battery banks, and even 12V devices, by generating power from rivers and streams. WaterLily is a green energy turbine that allows users to harvest clean, sustainable energy from their natural surroundings with zero impact on the local environment. WaterLily is a portable water and wind turbine that provides off-grid power to those who nee...
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‘IceWind’ – Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Solutions

IceWind is the premier manufacturer of compact vertical axis wind turbines for residential and commercial use. Utilizing durable materials for extremely long lifespans without maintenance and a combination of blades to provide low start-up speeds, lift, and constant power generation, IceWind’s turbines serve as a reliable renewable power solution in any environment. Innovative blade design – Features two sets of blades (one inner and one outer), providing low start-up speeds, lift for gr...
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Light Emitting Plasma (LEP)

Light Emitting Plasma, is an innovative solution designed to bring clean, natural lighting to a whole new level. This patented technology, developed by LUXIM, is a high intensity light source that offers bright, full-spectrum illumination in an energy saving and low maintenance package. LEP is used in large scale, high lumen applications, and is ideal for municipal, industrial, stadium, and street & area lighting. Luxim manufactures a solid-state electrodeless lamp lighting system. Luxim...
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Neodymium magnets based generators

Neodymium magnet is the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet. It is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron. To put their strength into perspective, they can produce magnetic fields with up to 1.4 teslas. Neodymium, of course, is a rare-earth element featuring the atomic number 60. https://youtu.be/bnWCwZ1SVog Neodymium magnets are more suitable for producing alternative and renewable energy. Neodymium based generators don’t require an external sourc...
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China’s “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor

The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source. Designed to replicate the natural reactions that occur in the sun using hydrogen and deuterium gases as fuels, the apparatus in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will provide clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion Located in southwestern Sichuan province and completed late last year, the reac...
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Converting vibration energy to electrical energy

Vibration powered generators usually consist of a resonator which is used to amplify the vibration source, and a transducer mechanism which converts the energy from the vibrations into electrical energy. The transducer usually consists of a magnet and coil or a piezoelectric crystal. Researchers at the University of Dayton are testing soft piezoelectric composites that show great promise as next-generation energy harvesting materials. Vibration Energy Harvesting - Omron Electronic Com...
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Tesla battery researcher unveils new chemistry to increase lifecycle at high voltage

Historical data from Tesla’s current battery packs show about 5% capacity degradation after 50,000 miles (80,000 km) and the capacity levels off for about 150,000 more miles before hitting 90% capacity. Those are already pretty good results, but Tesla aims to do better with Jeff Dahn, a renowned battery researcher and the leader of Tesla’s research partnership through his battery-research group at Dalhousie University. The scientist and his team recently unveiled their latest research on a...
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Chinese Automaker BYD Delivers First Electric Truck to US Freight

BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations. The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster. SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transpo...
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MISSION ENDURACOOL MICROFIBER INSTANT COOLING TOWEL ON DEMAND COOLING

THE MISSION ENDURACOOL MICROFIBER INSTANT COOLING TOWEL ON DEMAND COOLING The Mission EnduraCool Instant Cooling Towel is athlete engineered and made from proprietary performance fabric that instantly cools when soaked with water, wrung out and is snapped in the air to activate its cooling properties. The thermoregulating technology works by absorbing moisture and perspiration into the fabric where the unique radiator-like fiber construction circulates water molecules and regulates the rate o...
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Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is working to build Cool pavement to help keep cities cool

  Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the entire life cycle of the materials. Scientists in Berkeley Lab’s Heat Island Group, in collaboration with the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), the University of Southern California (USC), and thinkste...
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Seoul National University has developed cloth RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth

Seoul National University has developed cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth Professor Hwang Cheol Seong of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his research team recently invented a type of cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology. The new memory cloth does not use any electricity and will be able to be worn like normal clothing. The...
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Universidad Carlos III Spain has developed technology which compiles all the subtitles of television channels and integrates the software to make it compatible with different Braille lines for visually impaired to be able to “watch” TV without intermediaries

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Telefónica and FASOCIDE (the Spanish acronym for the Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations) has developed PervasiveSUB technology, ground-breaking software which allows deaf-blind persons to receive and enjoy television content without intermediaries at the same time as the people around them. PervasiveSUB compiles all the subtitles of television channels and sends them to a central server which forwards them to smartphone...
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Delft University of Technology is working to reinvent the Toilet by processes water on-site and upgrade urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant.

Delft University of Technology is working to Reinvent the Toilet Upgrading human waste Since 2011 TU Delft has been a participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We propose a community-based sanitation system that processes water on-site and upgrades urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant. Human waste is dried, converted to syngas and fed into a fuel cell. The gasification process instantly destroys pathogens and ...
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Georgia Institute of Technology has developed new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor

An international team of scientists has developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene – also known as ethylene – the smallest alkene molecule, which contains just two atoms of carbon. By heating the ethene in stages to a temperature of slightly more than 700 degrees Celsius -- hotter than had been attempted before – the researchers produced pure layers of graphene on a rhodium catalyst substrate. The stepwise heating and higher temperature overcame chall...
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Lygos is a Berkeley Lab Technologies startup that engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production.

Lygos is providing biotechnology solutions for today’s renewable chemical challenges. Lygos engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production. Lygos' technology goes beyond engineering microbes and includes fermentation and purification development. Our goal is to manufacture and sell chemicals. This work has been supported, in part, by over $6.5MM in grants from the U.S....
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