Low-cost Thin-shell Quasi-spherical Concrete Structures for Low Embodied and Operating Energy, Anywhere on Earth
Quasi-spherical structures, "domes", of thin-shell concrete, reinforced with Chomarat C-Grid carbon fiber epoxy, can be mass-produced, on site, with minimum import of materials, tooling, tools, and expertise for housing, storage, clinic, at optimum technical and economic size ~ 6 m diameter, 5/8 sphere.
Lower-cost Hydrogen Fuel Production from Distributed Wind via Paralleled Self-Excited Induction Generators (SEIG's) & Close-coupled Electrolysis at Multi-turbine Off-grid Windplants
Reduce cost of wind-source hydrogen fuel by simplified design, lower capex, O&M costs of turbines, windplants, electrolysis plants: 1. Designing turbines with low-cost induction motors as SEIG generators; 2. Connecting wind turbines' "wild DC" outputs to common DC bus; 3. Close-coupling electrolysis stacks to windplant DC bus.
Fourth Generation Situation Awareness
Bases need to keep energy supplies reliable and secure even when dependent upon civilian suppliers. The technology provides the commander the forecasts of supply conditions for up to 96 hours based on energy control actions within the base and by civilian suppliers outside the base.
New Stable Maximum Energy Density Lithium Nickelate (and Process) for Electric Vehicles/ Electronics
This new lithium nickelate cathode powder (and process) has the maximum energy density for lithium batteries while having good discharge rate and cycling stability with maximum range for EVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (2 patents:1 pending)
Kinetic Energy Recapture System for trucks
Blackburn invented a new method for creating electricity and several associated pieces of hardware. A novel power takeoff captures the rotational force of the drive shaft. The system requires no changes to powertrain geometry, installs in about 5 hours. A proprietary algorithm operates Blackburn's technology. Proprietary & patent pending
Two disruptive hydro solutions. 1) Active Water solution produces electricity at low head dams. 2) Passive Water solutions produce electricity without a dam on any shoreline without limitations of traditional hydro. Scaling and gating allow production to meet energy demands. More cost effective, reliable,less capital intensive. Environmentally friendly.
Los Angeles, CA
Thermal Energy Storage for Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Efficiency
High temperature thermal energy storage system, which stores heat energy in combined heat and power plants. The novel sulfur-based thermal storage media allows for a compact, single-tank, low cost design.
Sustainable and Smart Solar Power-Controlled Apparel
A garment prototype that integrates flexible solar products for optimal solar power control and energy harvesting is developed.
A Novel Wave Energy Converter with Mechanical Motion Rectifier
This is a Wave Energy Converter(WEC) prototype embedded with a mechanical structure that we call the Mechanical Motion Rectifier(MMR), this structure can largely increase the efficiency of its power take-off(PTO) that extracts power from water waves.
10,000 VOLTS DIAMOND-BASED HIGH POWER HIGH TEMPERATURE TRANSISTORS FOR ENERGY AND DEFENSE NEEDS
Current state-of-art single die high power silicon device technology has limits in the range 1000 Volts and 100 Amperes. Next generation low-loss electronics requires new materials to overcome these challenges. We propose novel diamon-based power transistors with 10000 Volts breakdown voltage, 100 A/cm2 current density, and lowest specific-on-resistance.
A Better Fuel Injector for Jet engines and Gas Turbines
FGC Plasma Solutions is working on a better fuel injector that incorporates plasma to better control combustion in jet engines and gas turbines.By reducing fuel consumption during idling, savings of between 1-5% are possible. This technology will also enable benefits from lower emissions; increased fuel flexibility; and improved reliability.
Solar Cell Technology
Presented is a technique capable of recycling a substrate using a nanostructure, a dielectric layer and a resin layer to manufacture a solar cell, using the separation plate to prepare a solar cell. By using the electroless etching method, it is possible to manufacture a solar cell efficiently and effortlessly.
Method for improvement of conductivity of molybdenum film by electron-beam irradiation
Method for manufacturing solar cell aiming at improvement of conductivity of molybdenum rear electrode thereof - A method for improvement of the conductivity of a molybdenum film, which is the rear electrode, by reducing the resistivity and thickness thereof
Solid State Li-ion Battery IP Bundle
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Argonne National Lab, and Oak Ridge National Lab are joining forces to pilot a bundle licensing project for IP developed around the solid-state Li-ion batteries.
Holey Nanocarbon Architectures for High Performance Li-Air Batteries
NASA scientists have developed high-performance air electrodes using scalable holey nanocarbon platforms for lithium-air batteries (LABs) with ultrahigh energy density for weight savings in energy storage systems [80% compared to state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries]. As a result, improving the capacity, cyclability, rate performance, and scalability to develop practical LABs.
Light Activated Hydrogen Energy System
Laser Hydrides fabricated into compact disks sharing similar properties with audio CDs react when exposed to laser light by changes at the molecular level, allowing hydrogen trapped within the disk to be set free, delivered to a fuel cell which powers an electric motor with exhaust of just clean water.
Falling Particle Receiver for Concentrated Solar Energy
The falling particle receiver uses sand-like particles that fall through a beam of highly concentrated sunlight focused by an array of mirrors. The particles are heated to temperatures over 700 Ã‚Â°C, stored, and used to generate electricity in a power cycle or to create process heat.
Robust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters
This technology provides a modification to the conventional droop control systems that is able to handle system disturbances to allow accurate proportional load sharing among parallel-operated inverters.
Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells with Graphene Electrodes
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12% when they are illuminated from both sides.
The Wave energy system that cappture ocean power to create renewable electricity
The Twin Ocean Power device is a new technology designed to create clean reusable energy which captures the power of the ocean waves to create a source of electricity more efficiently. This device is very simple to build with low production cost and has long lasting and easy maintenance
Metabolic Engineering of Anaerobic Fungal Pathways for the Production of Biofuels and Antimicrobial Compounds
A method of manipulating metabolic networks and pathways within anaerobic gut fungi for their use in the production of novel polyketide synthases (PKSs).