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  • Worried California Governor Pumps Water Storage Plan

    SACRAMENTO, California, July 17, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday gathered state and local officials on the bank of the shrinking San Luis Reservoir to raise public support for his $5.9 billion water storage program. High temperatures, low rainfall, and a growing population have led to a 'water crisis' across the state, said the governor, pointing to marks on the walls of the ...

  • EU-backed carbon capture and storage technology not without critics

    Within the European Commission's comprehensive package of legislative proposals on climate change and energy announced on Wednesday (23 January) is a plan to promote the development of a controversial carbon emissions mitigation technology known as 'carbon capture and storage' (CCS). CCS 'captures' carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it in underground geological formations or deep oceans ...


  • Future of energy storage

    Original story at MIT News MIT professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes. The fact that such a system — if it's feasible — is likely ...

  • Electrical Energy Storage Technology and its Use Within the Intelligent Grid

    The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects overall global energy consumption to increase by 47% between 2010 and 2035, with China and India ttogether accounting for half of the growth. This is increasingly presenting a major problem to power suppliers around the world as electrical energy infrastructures in most countries are antiquated, wasteful, and unable to cope with rising ...


  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Fire Protection Storage Done Right

    Water storage tanks for fire protection has improved in recent years as technology has advanced, processes have evolved and standards have become more rigorous resulting in increased flexibility, greater durability and lower costs. Modern ground storage tanks used for fire protection are commonly one of three designs; ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Floating Farms in the Future – Water Storage Tanks Would Play a Role

    A lot of things might sound far fetched at first, but in no time at all they find themselves being implemented and being totally the norm. Could that be the case with the floating farms we read about in this week’s Daily Mail? A team from Barcelona has designed floating farms that could feed the world in forthcoming decades. Multi-levelled structures would be used to, not only catch fish, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Carbon capture and storage - reality or illusion

    Carbon capture and storage has become a hot topic in the business press recently, touted by some as the emission reducing key to continued use of fossil fuels, and panned by others as a great green scam perpetrated by the oil and gas industry. The truth is carbon capture and storage is anything but an illusion; but making it a commercial scale reality - at least in Canada - will require a great ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Market for energy storage devices in Poland

    The amendment of the Renewable Energy Act is effective as of 1st July 2016. The amendment reflects the increasing interest of the Polish market in energy storage devices. The amendment provides the Polish statutory law with a broadly presented definition of an energy storage device. According to this definition, an energy storage device is a separate device or an array of devices with an intended ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Emerson to apply Ovation technology at first U.S. commercial-scale solar power facility with fully integrated energy storage

    Ovation platform’s integrated control and diagnostics will deliver operations and maintenance efficiencies at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant Emerson Process Management has been awarded a contract to apply its Ovation expert control system at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada. When it comes online at the end of 2013, this 110-MW concentrated solar ...


    By Emerson Process Management

  • Goulds Water Technology releases Aquavar e-ABII

    Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, has introduced the Aquavar e-ABII, pump controller with extended hydraulics for low-water residential and commercial applications. The updated controller is designed for municipal water district customers with low water pressure, or those drawing water from a storage tank and want continuous water pressure, even when demand is high. ...

  • Portland Water Bureau Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) in Oregon has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water ...


    By Innovyze

  • Hong Kong Water Supplies Department Selects Itron Water Metering Technology

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it will provide Hong Kong Water Supplies Department (WSD) with 400,000 highly accurate, residential water meters over a period of two years beginning in late 2011. The project is building on Hong Kong WSD’s water conservation objectives. As an island, Hong Kong faces limited water reserves and relies ...


    By Itron Inc

  • SCHMID Supplies Energy Storage for Smart Grid

    In the Smart Grid Technology Lab, researchers of the TU Dortmund are developing and testing components for smart grids. To this end, they have created an infrastructure which is to be expected in a future low-voltage grid. In addition to electric vehicles, PV systems and a controllable local power transformer, these are also efficient energy storages. Soon a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Innovation to drive cuts in Carbon Capture and Storage costs

    The winners of an £20m competition for innovative projects to reduce the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development were announced today. Universities and world leading energy and technology companies at the cutting edge of CCS research are among the 13 projects that have been awarded the money from the UK’s CCS £125m research and development fund. CCS technology, if ...

  • Fraunhofer Tests a New Underwater Energy Storage Concept

    The Fraunhofer Institute is planning to test a new storage concept in a German lake before the end of this year. The storage idea, which involves placing hollow concrete globes on sea or lake beds, resembles an underwater balloon technology already developed by ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and could help keep homes warm in sunny parts of the world that get very cold ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Hopes Rise Again

    Carbon capture and storage, if it proved possible, would help to make the main greenhouse gas harmless. American scientists say they are making progress. Two groups of US scientists are exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One technology mimics the tree by using ...


    By Climate News Network

  • SharpEye 20/20MI Protects Naphtha Storage Tanks

    SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks. While regular hydrocarbon fuels don't pose any problems for flame detectors when stored in dome tanks, naphtha can present a serious problem with any apparatus that doesn't contain naphtha resistant gaskets and o-rings, since naphtha affects these gaskets and o-rings causing the ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • DOE Selects Projects to Assess Offshore Carbon Storage

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected four projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Storage program. The program is working to develop and advance the effectiveness of onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies, reduce the challenges associated with implementation, and prepare them for widespread commercial deployment ...


    By US Department of Energy

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