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New Collaboration On Future Energy

SOURCE: Statoil | 01 October 2015

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Statoil today (Thursday 1 October) signed an agreement on research funding for future energy solutions.

New Enzyme For Ethanol Producers Reduces Use Of Chemicals And Saves Costs

SOURCE: Novozymes | 22 September 2015

Today, Novozymes announced the launch of a new enzyme for ethanol producers who want to reduce their use of chemicals without sacrificing yield.

Eni And Total Sign Agreement Est Technology

SOURCE: Eni | 14 September 2015

Eni and Total have entered into a special license and R&D Cooperation Agreement for Eni Slurry Technology (EST) and started today to work together to evaluate and tailor the technology to Total’s requirements.

PUB And Mitsubishi Build Demo-Scale Plant To Test Technologies For Future Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | 08 September 2015

National water agency PUB is building a demonstration-scale Integrated Validation Plant to test the technologies that could potentially be implemented at the future Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). These technologies are aimed at enhancing cost savings and energy efficiency of the used water treatment process at Tuas WRP.

Nuclear Reactor Control: AREVA Launches Unique Testing System

SOURCE: AREVA | 27 August 2015

AREVA has launched at its Creusot site in France a new testing system that reproduces on a smaller scale all the components of the reactor coolant system of an EPR-type nuclear reactor.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries And Suhail Bahwan Group Invest In Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | 27 August 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") and the Suhail Bahwan Group ("SBG") have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine ("BAT") renewable energy and communication platform.

Amec Foster Wheeler An Excellent Employer Of Physicists, Says Professional Body

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 23 July 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has won a prestigious award for the way it trains and looks after its physicists.

ExxonMobil, Korea Institute Of Technology And Korea Gas Corporation To Collaborate On Research And Development

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 18 June 2015

ExxonMobil today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning and the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) to hold discussions concerning natural gas technologies and new energy technologies.

First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6 % Thin Film Module Conversion Efficiency

SOURCE: First Solar | 15 June 2015

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

SkyBenchTM, Hyundai Heavy Industries' Innovative Design Concept For Maximizing Cargo Loading Capacity Receives AIP from DNV GL

SOURCE: Hyundai Heavy Industries | 11 June 2015

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced today it recently received approval in principle (AIP) from DNV GL for SkyBenchTM (internationally patented and trademarked), an innovative design concept for maximizing cargo loading capacity of large containerships.