Tag Archive for 'Karlsruhe Institute of Technology'

Using lithium ion batteries to even out renewable energy production

August 21st, 2012 by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Energy storage systems will make renewable energy more practical as fluctuating supplies of electricity from photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until use. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, several pilot plants that include photovoltaic panels, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load […]

Food waste makes fuel for cars

February 10th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Researchers have developed a facility that ferments food waste to make methane, which can be used to power vehicles. Drivers who fill up with natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel spend less on fuel and are more environmentally friendly.