Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Graphene-based electroactive fluids for Energy Storage Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia- CIN2 (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) have recently developed a novel type of nanocarbon-based fluids for energy storage in flow cells. They can be used for a wide range of systems that require high power and medium energy densities such as distributed and smart grid applications, stand-alone power systems, load balancers, uninterruptible power supply, etc. The technology has been proof as prototype and shows high performance, fast charge-discharge and efficient cyclability (98% after 1.500 cycles). Industrial partners are being sought to collaborate and/or exploit the existing know-how through a patent license agreement.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Biocatalysts for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry made from used batteriesThe CSIC has developed a system that use the black mass of the used batteries to synthesize biocatalysts with a great capacity to synthesize products widely used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, such as aromas and flavorings. Companies interested in exploiting the technology under a patent license are sought. An offer for Patent Licensing
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Efficient sensing techniques for smart city applicationsThe city of the 21st century demands a set of digital services that provide citizens with improved access to resources such as transport, education, health care, energy, safety, and the environment. Giving intelligence to these services means having an extensive network of sensors and the management of information supported by the Internet of things (IoT). Wireless sensor networks present two major challenges: efficient communication and energy autonomy. Event-based sensing techniques help to optimize both by analyzing the information registered in the sensor and making it available to the network only when necessary. In the GEINTRA group, we have experience in event-based sensing techniques and their application to the field of Smart Cities.
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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Very active aluminum catalysts in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization, with application in electronic devicesThe research group in "Organometallic Complexes in Catalytic Processes" of the University of Alcalá presents the synthesis of aluminum aryloxide compounds and their application in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization processes. The most frequent use of this polymer is as photocurable material with optimal characteristics for use in electronic devices. The research group looks for companies in the electronic industry, especially those dedicated to the preparation of electronic components, to reach patent licensing agreements, collaborative or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
NDI Foundation posted this:NEW FLUORINATED CARBON MATERIALS FOR FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIESOur project is the solution for sorting out rechargeable batteries enchanted anode and fuel cells Proton Exchange Membranes (PEM) efficiency issues. We propose to start mass production and sales of the products based on the new technology of Soft Fluorination for Carbon Materials and products derived by this technology. Our product is globally prospective and ready for industrial use. The product is targeted to the following segments of clients: - fuel cells producers - proton exchange membranes (PEM); - energy storage systems - batteries and super-capacitors electrodes; - Super-acid Catalysts for numerous uses; - Fillers for fluorinated resins; - Biologically indifferent sorbents (e.g. for blood purification); - Hydro-isolation of resins adhesion of construction composite materials and pigments. As so far in the fuel still not realized their potential as a cost efficient, environmentally friendly and productive in converting available chemical energy into electric energy.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:GEISER Research Group and its Power Electronic LabThe Group of Electronic Engineering Applied to Renewable Energy Systems of Alcalá University (GEISER) presents the Power Electronics Research Lab, as a place to Research and Development, equipped with all of the tools and instrumentation necessary for the development of power electronic systems. That includes: - Yokogawa oscilloscopes - Power analyzer and data loggers - a dSPACE system - a Regatron Full 4-quadrant grid simulator and - ADS AC/DC electronic loads ....among others.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel and simple procedure for dispersing graphene derivatives in chemically curable resins.The Laboratory of Adhesion and Adhesives of the University of Alicante and the company Dental Global Training, have developed a new procedure to incorporate efficiently graphene derivatives (nanofibers, nanosheets, nanoparticles) in chemically cured resins by using an in situ polymerization technique. The method is very simple and fast, it provides an excellent dispersion of the graphene derivatives in both the solid components of the resin and in the cured polymer matrix, and is entirely friendly with the environment. The novel method does not require the use of organic solvents nor water, ultrasounds, and high pressure/temperature. The resulting resin composites show excellent mechanical properties, good wear resistance, easy manipulation and increase the insolubility in oral fluids, and therefor they have special interest in applications in odontology, traumatology and non-medical applications too (automobile, construction, civil engineering, aeronautics, space engineering, electronics and optics). It is looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for its commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New process for the manufacture of electrodes from superporous nanostructured carbon materialsSpanish University have developed a process for the manufacture of electrodes from superporous nanostructured carbon materials. The process uses electrospraying technique to deposit a suspension of a carbon material over a collector. This method facilitates processing superporous nanostructured carbon materials due to its high efficiency and less complexities compared to conventional techniques. The electrodes obtained can be used in energy storage or analytical sensors in commercial devices.
Spanish National Research Council posted this:Energy harvesting from ambient vibrations for wireless sensors applicationResearchers from the Spanish National Research Council at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM) have recently developed a mechanical energy harvesting device by using a low-cost microelectronic fabrication process. The device acts as an electrical generator and is driven by environmentally-available mechanical energy such as ambient vibrations. Due to its flexibility and small size, it is of easy integration as power generator permitting the provision of full power autonomy to any wireless sensor node during its lifecycle into a network infrastructure following the philosophy “install and forget”. Industrial partners are being sought to exploit the existing know-how through a patent license agreement.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Low cost sensors for the detection of gaseous hydrogen• New simple preparation method which does not require sophisticated instrumental techniques. • The procedure use low-cost materials and optimizes the loading of the metals employed. • This technology is efficient, producing robust and reliable sensors with high signal-to-response ratio and low cost. • The CNT and nanoparticle suspensions needed are stable and may be stored over long periods of time.
Air Products posted this:Hydrogen Storage Liquid has 3X the Energy Density of Lithium Ion BatteriesThis product delivers hydrogen with an extra degree of safety directly to fuel-cells on-demand. New designs are enabled since this "Liquid-Carrier for Hydrogen" is stored in tanks of any shape. The economics of this system have been validated by DOE and is among the least expensive methods of high-volume hydrogen storage. When loaded with hydrogen from renewable sources this technology delivers a complete green solution since the carbon portions of the molecules are completely re-used. With a well-to-wheels efficiency comparable to gasoline or EVs, this technology can deliver world-class efficiency.
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