Navigation Links
Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy.

Their technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power. Such energy is clean and renewable, but it's available only when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing.

The research by Curtis Berlinguette and Simon Trudel, both in the chemistry department in the Faculty of Science, has just been published in Science one of the world's top peer-reviewed journals.

"This breakthrough offers a relatively cheaper method of storing and reusing electricity produced by wind turbines and solar panels," says Curtis Berlinguette, associate professor of chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion.

"Our work represents a critical step for realizing a large-scale, clean energy economy," adds Berlinguette, who's also director of the university's Centre for Advanced Solar Materials.

Simon Trudel, assistant professor of chemistry, says their work "opens up a whole new field of how to make catalytic materials. We now have a large new arena for discovery."

The pair have patented their technology and created from their university research a spin-off company, FireWater Fuel Corp., to commercialize their electrocatalysts for use in electrolyzers.

Electrolyzer devices use catalysts to drive a chemical reaction that converts electricity into chemical energy by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen fuels. These fuels can then be stored and re-converted to electricity for use whenever wanted.

The only byproduct from such a 'green' energy system is water, which can be recycled through the system.

To store and provide renewable power to a typical house would require an electrolyzer about the size of a beer fridge, containing a few litres of water and co

Contact: Mark Lowey
University of Calgary

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Spinifex Receives $1.5m in R&D Tax Incentive for Research Activities Related to the Discovery of Treatments for Pain
2. Elsevier Launches Web-Based Pathway Studio and Adds New Molecular Data from Its Biology Journals to Boost Early Discovery Research
3. Global Metabolomics (Biomarker Discovery/Metabolite Detection/Metabolite Profiling) - 2013 Market Report
4. Discovery Labs to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Results and Hold Conference Call on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
5. Array Biopharma and Global Blood Therapeutics Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration Focused on Hematology
6. UCSB physicists make discovery in the quantum realm
7. AMRI Promotes Takeshi Yura, Ph.D., to Vice President of Discovery and Development Services, Asia
8. Discovery Labs Receives $30 Million Funding Commitment from Deerfield Management
9. Chicago to Welcome Data Science, Big Data and Data Mining Leaders at the 19th International ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference, KDD 2013
10. Glenmark Announces a New Discovery and the Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of a Novel Monoclonal Antibody Targeting OX40
11. Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new industrial revolution
Post Your Comments:
(Date:3/6/2015)... --  BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS ... clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation ... for cells and tissues  ("BioLife" or the "Company"), ... financial results will be released on Thursday, March 12, ... call and live webcast at 1:30 p.m. PT that ...
(Date:3/5/2015)...  Twelve patients today are preparing to participate in ... California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a Sutter Health affiliate. ... be the largest single-center kidney paired donation chain conducted ... the 44-year history of the CPMC Transplant Center. The ... altruistic donor who did not have a specific recipient ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... in Pasadena this summer at the Annual Meeting of ... are starting to be released online now at ... been announced for the meeting, to be held August ... newly announced Special Sessions, Field Trips, Workshops, and committee ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 2015 North Carolina-based life sciences ... Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, ... Directors. , Entegrion’s Executive Chairman John ... have Dr. Noel, a distinguished physician and researcher ... Entegrion’s Board. His expertise in hematology and military ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioLife Solutions to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results and Provide Business Update on March 12, 2015 2Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 2Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 3Altruistic donor starts large West Coast single-center kidney paired donation at CPMC 4American Phytopathological Society Announces Annual Meeting Daily Schedule 2Entegrion Announces Appointment of Pierre Noel, MD, to Its Board of Directors 2
... Oct. 31, 2011 Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX ... 30, 2011. For the third quarter of 2011, ... fully diluted share outstanding, compared to net income of $3.3 million, ... in 2010. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the ...
... (NYSE Amex: PIP ) announced today further ... SparVax™.  The new vaccine is being developed to provide ... emergency.  The Company completed its first cGMP manufacturing run ... ongoing and expected to be completed in December. ...
... Blood Pressure , aka Hypertension , is ... mostly ineffective.   Fortunately , Hypertensive patients ... methods that are both effective, inexpensive, and risk free. ... help reduce   Chronic Heart/Cardiovascular Disease patients,   ...
Cached Biology Technology:Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 2Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 3Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 4Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 5Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 6Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 7Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 8PharmAthene Progresses Second Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine 2PharmAthene Progresses Second Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine 3PharmAthene Progresses Second Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine 4Drug-Free BLOOD PRESSURE Control & Medical "Take-Away" Treatment are Potential Win-Win Solutions in Health Care 2
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Jan. 30, 2015  It is gratifying to ... and potential for genomic science as a means to ... prevention and treatment.  I was honored to participate in ... precision medicine program. Since the 1980s ... of genomics—from the first sequenced genome of a free ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 9, 2015 Valid S.A. ("Company") (BM&FBOVESPA: VLID3 ... in general the State of Washington,s ... a new enrollment and central issuance system for driver,s licenses ... The project planning and development will start in January ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Hall E -   EyeLock Inc. , a market leader ... its EyeLock ID technology integrated in a 3D printed automobile ... Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at the 2015 North ... is being used to validate the driver and authorize the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) Participates in White House Precision Medicine Event 2Valid USA Signs Contract For Washington Driver's License Issuance 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3
... An epidemic of the viral disease nephropathia epidemica (NE) ... caused by hotter summers, milder winters and increased seedcrop ... open access International Journal of Health Geographics ... of global warming. Dr Jan Clement from the ...
... there really plenty of fish in the sea? University ... first-ever estimate of total fish biomass in our oceans: ... unrecognized but significant role in mitigating climate change by ... to a study published in tomorrow,s edition of the ...
... and biochemistry from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and ... at the Public University of Navarre, has enhanced the ... of certain fungal and bacterial genes., In concrete, ... study of microorganisms with various levels of pregenomic information ...
Cached Biology News:Global warming linked to European viral epidemic 2UBC researcher gives first-ever estimate of worldwide fish biomass and impact on climate change 2Biologist enhances use of bioinformatic tools and achieves precision in genetic annotation 2Biologist enhances use of bioinformatic tools and achieves precision in genetic annotation 3
... & visualization software. See ... samples. Combine Sequest and ... confidence. Get more detailed ... your MS/MS experiments.14 day ...
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.467. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... the human rat mouse dog and ... for the human occludin protein. ... lysates). Reactivity with rat mouse ...
Anti-ZFP-38/RU49 Family: Zinc Finger Peptide Sequence: SVKVEDKDFPSTCSKK...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to UBAP2L/NICE4 immobilized on solid support....
Biology Products: