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.
Daniel M. Vasconcelos posted this:
Intellectual Property Manager at INESC TEC
HDC posted this:Cargorotator.com - B2B online marketplace to reduce/avoid empty container tripsEmpty container trips are expensive, time-consuming, need a lot of coordination and are even non-sustainable - that's where CargoRotator jumps in. CargoRotator is an international multi-language B2B online-platform which connects transport & logistics companies offering them to book and manage empty container trips instantly on a need basis.
Liviu Giurca posted this:
CEO at Hibridesign
Fundació URV posted this:Development of Electronic Systems for Smart Energy ManagementWe develop electronic power systems with several power sources and loads, which allows the programming of various energy management strategies, based on algorithms and databases obtained by an integrated instrumentation. Therefore, it offers the coordination and optimization of the different power sources, with the result of a high energy saving and life extension of the systems.
DIT Hothouse posted this:UPQC: A Device for Power Quality EnhancementUPQC (Universal Power Quality Conditioner) allows optimal control of a power electronics-based conditioner. Comprising both shunt and series elements (inverters), UPQC compensates for sags and swells, unbalance and distortion (harmonics)in the supply current and supply voltage respectively. UPQC delivers cost savings, increased reliability and enhanced electrical power network functionality. It also employs modular control software and novel techniques for load side short circuit protection of series inverters.
Fabiola Moreno posted this:
Technology Licensing Assistant at Binghamton University
Ward Vleegen posted this:
Business Development Manager at Agoria
Brunel University London posted this:Casting Magnesium Alloy with Improved Thermal ConductivityA casting magnesium alloy that can provide significantly improved thermal conductivity in comparison to the commonly used AZ91D magnesium alloys. The typical thermal conductivity of the new magnesium alloy is comparable to the thermal conductivity of the commonly used A380 aluminium alloy.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent system for autonomous control in robotics cooperationOver the last decade, there has been a strong scientific and industrial concern in robotic cooperation. From problems of surveillance in industrial, commercial or domestic environments, or rescue and help in catastrophic areas, till problems of efficient package delivery in companies like Amazon or DHL, require mathematical optimization algorithms that solve these problems optimally and efficiently through the deployment of cooperative robot teams. The cooperatTive ExploRation Routing Algorithm (TERRA) is a planning system that, using artificial intelligence techniques, allows a team of robots to combine their capabilities to complete more complex tasks. For this, TERRA implements a novel robotic cooperation paradigm that offers a solution to the problems mentioned in the previous paragraph. This exploration paradigm uses a ground vehicle to reach terrestrial targets and, a drone team to reach the aerial targets. Unlike other route planners, TERRA coordinates and plans efficient routes that meet the objectives set in the shortest time with the greatest cost savings.
Servei de Gestió de la Innovació posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Universitat de Lleida posted this:Self-regulated heat sink device for uniform temperature distributionDevice capable of providing good temperature uniformity to the cooled object under variable and non-uniform heat flux. The invention consists of a heat sink with an array of fins which are parallel-oriented to the flow direction at low temperature but, as the temperature locally increases, deform to perturb the flow. The flow perturbation reduces the local thermal resistance, allowing high heat flux extraction without increasing the wall temperature.