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We Are Now One Step Closer to Limitless Energy From Nuclear Fusion
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We Are Now One Step Closer to Limitless Energy From Nuclear Fusion

Chris Young of Interesting Engineering writes that we are now one step closer to limitless energy from nuclear fusion. “During the test, the magnet reached 20 tesla, a unit of measurement named after pioneering engineer Nikola Tesla, and used to denote the strength of a magnet. As a point of reference, a superconducting magnet in...

Fracking Has a Bad Rep, but Its Tech Is Powering a Clean Energy Shift
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Fracking Has a Bad Rep, but Its Tech Is Powering a Clean Energy Shift

"Quidnet is refining its business plan and talking with utilities, energy traders, and others about commercializing its technology. Last year, it raised $20 million from investors, including the Geneva-based global commodity trading firm Trafigura, which is expanding into trading megawatts alongside oil barrels."

Oklo Takes Next Step with DOE to Enable Fuel Recycling Capabilities
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Oklo Takes Next Step with DOE to Enable Fuel Recycling Capabilities

Oklo, a 22-person Silicon Valley startup headed by Jacob DeWitte and Caroline Cochran, has just entered into a new public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of this partnership? To enable the commercialization of advanced fuel recycling capabilities by utilizing electrorefining technology. This goal is the same as the one held...

Carbon removal technology reaches early milestone
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Carbon removal technology reaches early milestone

"The Climeworks plant is composed of eight so-called air collection containers, which are stacked two high and arranged like a bracket around a central processing building. The containers have fans on one side, intake vents on the other and carbon-capturing filters in between. They are connected to the building by a series of steel pipes."

Hyundai Making Big Hydrogen Push With Cheaper Fuel Cells For Trucks, Drones And Sports Car
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Hyundai Making Big Hydrogen Push With Cheaper Fuel Cells For Trucks, Drones And Sports Car

"Fuel-cell and battery-powered vehicles are both electric, sharing the same motors and many other components. The key difference is batteries store electricity and fuel cells make it onboard as needed, in an electrochemical process that extracts electrons from hydrogen forced through fuel-cell membranes. Aside from electricity, the only byproduct is water vapor."

Stem Inc: Leading the Way in Energy Storage Solutions
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Stem Inc: Leading the Way in Energy Storage Solutions

With the growing push for clean energy, it is encouraging to see American innovators such as John Carrington and his team at Stem leading the way to a cleaner energy future. As this space continues to grow, it is apparent that Stem will be a clean energy leader for years to come.

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake
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Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake

"Owners of 11 existing geothermal plants around the lake’s southern shores are retooling for lithium and possibly other brine minerals instead of building from scratch. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. has state and federal grants for lithium demonstration projects and says it could begin construction for commercial operations in 2024."

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