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The Digital Era & Energy

We live in an increasingly digital, connected and information-centric world, not only transforming the way we live and work every day, but also the foundation of our global economic market. “Shortly, hourly Internet…

Aquaponics: an introduction

Aquaponics has great potential both in industry and as an urban agricultural system.  Fish and plants are raised together without soil and utilizing the same water. Key to this arrangement is that plants…

How Batteries Can Help Personalize Our Energy System

Midwest Energy News conducted a Q & A session with George Crabtree, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois-Chicago and Senior Scientist in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory(ANL), at the Energy Storage…

SiNode Systems Receives a $4 million Grant for EV Advancement

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded SiNode Systems Inc. in Chicago, Illinois  a $4 million contract for the development of advanced silicon-graphene high-energy anode materials for automotive lithium-ion battery applications. Read more…

NEXT GENERATION ELECTROCHEMISTRY (NGenE) LAUNCHED

Presented by: University of Illinois at Chicago- Jordi Cabana, Director and George Crabtree, Supporting Director In partnership with: Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, University of Chicago Sponsored by: Bio-logic USA Endorsed by: The Electrochemical…

To wrap or not to wrap?

While perusing Facebook recently, I came upon a picture posted by Captain Paul Watson of citrus fruits wrapped in plastic (I linked the post below). It reminded me of edible polymer films, which…

Retail, Meet Technology

The key to making retail spaces energy efficient starts with understanding how technology can assist. Let’s start with exploring the technology that is available in the market place, the application of the technologies…

Food waste across the world

Every year, nearly one trillion dollars is wasted on food that will never be eaten globally. Industrialized nations waste about $680 billion worth of food, while developing nations waste $310 billion (Finn 2014).…

Impact of Medical Technology on the Practice of Medicine

“Medical technology is a broad field where innovation plays a crucial role in the delivery of health care3.” These technologies are evolving at an extraordinary rate, with new technologies being created and existing technologies…