Is natural hydrogen the biggest promise of all?

Hydrogen is both a promising carrier for energy and a source for quasi-endless discussion. Since those discussions mainly deal with the way to produce it, they may be silenced soon. Natural hydrogen is just waiting under our feet to be harvested. Can it rescue the energy transition in time?

Breakthrough: Making hydrogen from sunlight with record efficiency

A new technology can make hydrogen from sunlight with record-breaking efficiency. The new device combines next-generation halide perovskite semiconductors with electrocatalysts in a single, durable, cost-effective and scalable construction.

How swarm intelligence and AI prevent future energy blackouts

The energy transition does not just change the energy generation technologies we use, but also requires the power grids to be updated. Swarm intelligence and AI are the latest tools.

Are lithium-air batteries the new super powerbank? New developments say yes

Lithium-air batteries have a lot of potential for powering the future. These batteries are lighter and more powerful than traditional lithium-ion batteries, making them ideal for use in electric vehicles or other technology that requires a lot of power.

Turning abandoned mines into batteries

A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition.

Nuclear fusion is a black hole for money and energy

The facts about nuclear fusion don’t support the hype around it that followed the recent “breakthrough”, as many media echoed it. Nuclear fusion will not contribute to solving the current climate and energy crisis.

LNG overshoot next big threat to the climate

All the LNG panic plans lead to yet another big threat to the climate: overshoot of the remaining carbon budget, thus leading to even higher temperatures.

Microbes that eat oil, produce gold hydrogen?

A new gold fever may be at hand. Not about the yellow glossy metal, however, but something totally different: gold hydrogen. It comes from microbes that eat oil and produce H2.

NGOs demand clear commitments to responsible sourcing, design, reuse and recycling of batteries

The EU Batteries Regulation is crucial to guarantee sustainability requirements for the whole life-cycle and recycling of batteries.

Clean energy transition may eventually profit from war, report finds

The war in Ukraine may at first delay the transition and increase emissions, but ultimately will lead to an even faster acceleration in the pace of the transition, a new report finds.