20 Feb 2020
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a novel biomass conversion technology that can turn forestry biomass residues (i.e., sawdust from timber logging) into higher value fuels and chemicals.
18 Feb 2020
Controlling the organization of molecules within polymer membranes could lead to more efficient fuel cells.
05 Feb 2020
Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further. A research team led by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), featured with a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency and instantaneous power density increased by thousands times compared to its counterparts without FET-like structure. This would help to advance scientific research of water energy generation and tackle the energy crisis.
21 Jan 2020
A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices.
10 Jan 2020
A material aims to deliver a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of more sustainable hydrocarbon fuels.
09 Jan 2020
A low-cost catalyst on a sulphur-doped, porous, carbon nanostructure improves the performance of lithium batteries that run on air.
13 Dec 2019
Researchers in Korea have found an effective and inexpensive strategy to transform solar cells from opaque to transparent.
03 Dec 2019
Enlit is the new brand for the worldwide series of POWERGEN and Utility Week events
12 Nov 2019
Industrial and automotive machinery, such as automotive engine parts, contain materials that are, heat-, wear-, and corrosion-resistant. They are known as "super engineering plastics," and they continue to revolutionize manufacturing processes. While they are actually plastic, they are much stronger than the typical plastics we encounter in everyday life. These materials, however, create a corrosive environment during manufacturing.
05 Nov 2019
Report on Thinktank Roundtable at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019 - by Wei Chian, with additional reporting by ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
01 Nov 2019
Four young researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2019. Each of them will receive a funding of RMB1.3 million to directly support their scientific research projects in Hong Kong to a maximum period of three years.
01 Nov 2019
A research team led by Professor Wei-Hsin Liao from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a lightweight smart materials-based energy harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating inexhaustible and sustainable power supply just from walking. Specifically, the device can capture biomechanical energy from the motion of the human knee and then convert it to electricity which can be used to power wearable electronics such as pedometers, health monitors, and GPS. This work has been published in Applied Physics Letters and recommended as a featured article by editors.
13 Oct 2019
Nanogenerator is a type of new technology that converts thermal and mechanical energy as produced by small-scale physical change into electricity. Its presence secures a stable and sustainable source of electricity that powers a wide range of small electronic devices equipped with a variety of features. A research team led by Prof. ZI Yunlong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently developed a universal standardized method for evaluating the output capacity of nanogenerators. Compared with the conventional one, the new method can reflect the practical output capacity of the nanogenerator more accurately. This research will set an important foundation for the practical application and commercialisation of nanogenerators as an emerging energy harvesting technology. This research was published recently in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12465-2).
11 Oct 2019
Helsinki is preparing the international one million euro Helsinki Energy Challenge competition to find a solution for replacing coal in the most sustainable way possible.
03 Oct 2019
Ministry of Energy joins forces with six other ministries, GAT International and Deutsche Messe to organize SETA 2019, now in its 4th year, under the concept of “Integrated Sustainable Energy Solutions For Asia”
26 Sep 2019
SIEW 2019 will run from 29 October to 1 November 2019 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Register your attendance at www.siew.sg before 30 September 2019 to enjoy early bird discounts of up to S$300.
19 Sep 2019
DGIST Division of Energy Technology achieves the highest photoelectric conversion efficiency in the world. Huge expectations toward the commercialization of flexible solar cell that is applicable in various fields.
13 Sep 2019
Singapore International Energy Week, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
12 Sep 2019
Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China’s success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs).
31 Aug 2019
Advanced Materials publishes a special issue, highlighting some of the outstanding works of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
29 Aug 2019
A summer exchange program, operated by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), ended with great success.
27 Aug 2019
Two outstanding scholars, affiliated with UNIST have distinguished themselves with inclusion in the ‘Next Generation of Energy Scientists,’ selected by S. Korea’s most prominent research organization.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has reported a highly flexible Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) with the NPR property.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled a new way to turn discarded eggshells into hydrogen, an innovative and alternative energy for the future.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented noble catalysts for water electrolysis, capable of generating hydrogen and oxygen at the same time.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated new solvent-free, single lithium-ion conducting COF.
27 Aug 2019
Japanese scientists have found a new way to successfully detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. For the first time ever, the team used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect light, to characterize the semiconductors. The emitted light energy was used as an indicator of the crystal's quality. This method potentially culminates in more efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar cells. Additionally, it could usher in several other advances in electronics.
26 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has challenged themselves with developing tandem solar cells for the first time, thus received much attention for achieving 21.19% efficiency.
26 Aug 2019
An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has paved the way for the development of next-generation batteries, targeting high-performance electric vehicles (EVs).
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