Aging power grids with large, centralized fossil fuel power stations are increasingly subject to concerns about environmental damage, reliability, integration of renewable energy resources, and other issues. This article looks at how utilities can use digitalization to build smart grids that address these challenges.
First Cobalt Corp. announced that it has begun a study of black mass material from recycled batteries as a supplemental source of feed for its hydrometallurgical refinery located north of Toronto. The Company believes the Refinery could recover cobalt, nickel, copper and potentially lithium and manganese, in addition to planned cobalt production from primary feed.
Mouser Electronics, Inc., an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on new product introductions from its leading manufacturer partners, has created a new resource site dedicated to RISC-V, an open source Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).
IBM Quantum is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum systems for business and science applications. IBM announced this week that bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing in the energy industry.
In celebration of National Battery Day on Feb. 18, Call2Recycle announced that its collection partners and consumers recycled 8.4 million pounds of batteries across the U.S. in 2020 - an 11% increase over 2019. The collection milestone highlights the organization's work over the past 26 years to safely collect and recycle used consumer batteries.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs) depend on large numbers of battery cells to provide high voltages for their electric motors – and these cells’ health must be continuously monitored to assure vehicle safety and reliability. This article compares the relative merits of using wired or wireless solutions for battery monitoring systems.
Key Foundry, headquartered in Korea, announced in early February the start of mass production with a Gen3 0.18-micron Bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) process enhanced for mobile and automotive power semiconductors.
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new three-dimensional alloy anode that could completely change the future of battery technology and lead to more innovative energy storage devices.
ROHM Semiconductor introduces a new ultra-compact side-emitting (side view) infrared LED, CSL1501RW. The device is ideal for head-mounted displays, industrial headsets, and VR/MR/AR (xR, virtual reality) gaming systems.