Energy

californiaPG&E Estimates 2029-2033 Until They Fix Grid Fire Danger Problems

One week ago, PG&E (California electric utility) cut power to about 2 million people in Northern and Central California, saying the outages were needed due to high winds and dry conditions that could spark wildfires. The power was for days …

businessGraphene Still Struggles for Significant Commercialization

Current market studies of the global graphene market have forecasts of about $200 to $600 million for the graphene industry in 2025. The global graphene market size is expected to reach USD 552.3 million by 2025, according to a 2019 …

energyNuScale Small Reactor Has Non-Energy Applications

NuScale small modular reactor can be used for flexible power operations, hydrogen production, process heat and power for oil refineries, and water desalination. Its technology is so far the first and only SMR undergoing the US regulatory process. NuScale has …

chinaChina Starts Building a New 1 GW Reactor and Starts a Fast Reactor

1. Chins started construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province. This was one week after the issuance of a construction license for the Hualong One reactor. 2. China’s first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power …

batteriesTesla Given Approval to Start Shanghai Factory Production

China Ministry granted Tesla a certificate it needs to start production in the country. Tesla intends to produce at least 1,000 Model 3s a week from the Shanghai factory by the end of 2019. Tesla China’s second-generation Model 3 production …

advanced lithographyASML 1 to 2 Nanometer Chips Will Power Next Generation Technological Revolution

EUV Lithography is enabling another reduction in chip dimensions by 5 to 10 times in line geometry and this will extend Moore’s law and improve processing speed, component density and reduce energy used. ASML is a world leader in lithography …

artificial intelligenceAI Accelerator Card for Edge Applications Like Internet of Things

Kneron, the San Diego and Taipei-based AI algorithm, core IP and fabless chip company, and industrial PC maker Aaeon have an AI accelerator card for edge applications based on the company’s first chip, the KL520. The M2AI-2280-520 card will accelerate …

air pollutionChina Reduces Major Air Pollution By 60-72% From 2014 to 2017

China started a war on air pollution and they are making progress. The team found that between 2014 and 2017, China’s annual power plant emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter dropped by 65%, 60% and 72% each …

propulsionOrbion Space Technology Solves Orbital Last Mile Issues

Dr. Brad King, CEO of Orbion Space Technology, was interviewed by Nextbigfuture. Brad King has two decades in the space field and many professional awards recognize his research contributions in propulsion. He has a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from the …

energyLatest International Tokamak Project Plans Plasma Net Gain Goals in 2039

The latest (sept 2018) ITER Research Plan within the Staged Approach (Level III – Provisional Version) plans for plasma net gain goals to be achieved in 2039. What is Q? What then is the meaning of Q? Quantitatively, Q is …