ARPA-type funding gives green technology an ‘innovation advantage’, study finds

Startups funded by US agency ARPA-E file patents at twice the rate of similar cleantech firms. Cambridge researcher argues that the UK should trial its own

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: energy clean-technology policy

New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  battery  lithium-ion-battery

Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  energy  fuel  carbon-dioxide  photosynthesis

Green energy and better crops: tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainable-earth energy solar-power

Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy

Shedding light on dark traps

Researchers pinpoint the origin of defects that sap the performance of next-generation solar technology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 16, 2020 ~18 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict battery health with 10x higher accuracy than current industry standard, which could aid in the development of safer and more reliable batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence energy battery

Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: energy climate transport electricity

New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change energy battery imaging

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: cities sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment conservation biodiversity carbon policy

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