Tuesday, October 19

Tag: electricity

BASF is building the world’s largest wind farm
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

BASF is building the world’s largest wind farm

1.5 billion watts from the North Sea: “Hollandse Kust Zuid” is intended to pave the way for BASF to move towards a climate-neutral future. It should be so far in two years. Dhe chemical company BASF, together with the Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall, is building what it claims to be the largest marine wind farm in the world. The 140 wind turbines of the “Hollandse Kust Zuid” are being built 25 kilometers off the Dutch coast and are to go into operation in 2023 with a total output of 1.5 gigawatts.BASF pays 1.6 billion euros for almost half of the shares. Correspondingly, the group should get almost half of the electricity. According to CEO Martin Brudermüller, the majority of this will flow into the BASF plant in Antwerp, where it will enable the climate-neutral conversion to e...
Discovered the thermoelectric generation phenomenon due to the rotation of atomic nuclei “nuclear spin” The University of Tokyo, etc.
Economy

Discovered the thermoelectric generation phenomenon due to the rotation of atomic nuclei “nuclear spin” The University of Tokyo, etc.

Research groups in Japan and the United States, such as the University of Tokyo, have announced that they have discovered that heat can generate electricity using the “nuclear spin,” which is the property of atomic nuclei to rotate. It is a phenomenon known for electron spin, but it is characterized by nuclear spin occurring at ultra-low temperatures near absolute zero. At the same time as opening up a new horizon of physical properties, it may be used in the energy field in the future.When heat is applied to metals and semiconductors, a temperature difference is created, electrons flow, and electricity is generated. Conversely, heat can also be generated from electricity. Such a phenomenon is collectively called “thermoelectric conversion”, and it is expected that it can be used as energy...
Hydrogen Council warns of high electricity prices
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Hydrogen Council warns of high electricity prices

Time is of the essence for the Hydrogen Council to achieve the climate protection goals. The government advisers are presenting a plan for a rapid hydrogen economy. Dhe national hydrogen council urges speed. At first glance, Germany still has a lot of time until the climate targets are to be met in 2030 and the planned climate neutrality is to be achieved in 2045. For this, the foundations will have to be laid in the next one to two years, warns the German government’s advisory body. The 26 experts from industry, environmental associations and science presented their proposals on Friday to build a hydrogen economy by 2030 and thus save greenhouse gas emissions.The chairman of the committee, Katherina Reiche, urges action, also because the increased climate protection targets are i...
This is how you can prevent the blackout
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

This is how you can prevent the blackout

The experience from Texas teaches: In dark doldrums and extreme phases, chaos reigns on the electricity market. What it takes so that the lights don’t go out after the nuclear and coal phase-out. Dhe coal-fired power station Heyden 4 should have gone offline in these days. Its operator Uniper had successfully applied for compensation. But the Federal Network Agency vetoed the shutdown because otherwise there would be bottlenecks in the power supply. Heyden 4 will remain a reserve power station for a while so that the lights do not go out in the wind and sunless hours. Like a whole series of other coal-fired piles, it no longer participates in the electricity market, but is ready to deliver at the command of the network operator in critical phases.This separately regulated back-up...