Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Nanotech Can Increase Energy Production Efficiency

Abstract:
Nanotechnology has the ability to enhance the efficiency of various processes in energy production, according to the speakers at the Energy session on Day two of 3rd Bangalore Nano organized by The Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology.

Nanotech Can Increase Energy Production Efficiency

Bangalore | Posted on December 9th, 2010

As the fossil fuels will exhaust by 2050, the world needs to look at alternative energy sources and nanotechnology can increase the efficiencies of several stages of value chains in the production of energy from wind, gases, solar cells etc. We have 60,000 MW wind power potential in India, but we are not using even 12,000 MW because of several issues from production to storing.

Chairing the session, Mr Puneet Mehrotra, Director, Nano Science & Technology Consortium, said, "Energy demands are growing rapidly globally. Today, about 80% of global energy needs are met by fossil fuels and they will last only for few more decades. So it is the need of the hour to find alternative sources of energy. Many application areas of nanotechnology can benefit energy sector, whether it is nano optimized fuel cells or efficient solar cells. In energy storage, reducing transmission losses, and reducing consumption, nanotechnology can play a vital role. Cost reduction in the production of renewable energies is another thrust area for nano technology."

Delivering the lead talk, Mr. Ingo Hollein, Department of new materials, Nanotechnology, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, said, "Nanotechnology is being used in the hi-tech- strategy of Germany in many fields including energy. Miniaturization, functionalisation, and complexation combined together from physics, biology and chemistry has given birth to nanotechnology. Nanotechnology can add value from energy production to energy utilization. German government has initiated the following 5 innovation alliances based on nanotechnology. They are:

1. NanoLux (illumination)
2. Organic light emitting diodes (OLED)
3. Organic photovoltaics (OPV)
4. Lithium ion battery
5. Carbon Nano Tubes

Nano is a cross-cutting technology, which can address many global issues.

Dr. Arjun Bhattacharya, Head, Water R&D, GE John F Welch Technology Center, said, "Nanotechnology comes handy in desalinating water. For millions of years, nature is pushing pure water into sea. Now we need to do just the reverse to provide water to over two billion people who do not have access to clean water. Membrane processes enhanced by nanotechnology can desalinate water more effectively. Nano technology can smothen the membrane surfaces and repel dirt and nano silver particles can kill the harmful organisms in the water."

Dr. Amit Biswas, Head, Technology Services & emerging Technologies, Research Technology Group, Reliance Industries Ltd., said, "From the perspective of Reliance, nano-enabled energy technologies can change the operations of energy sector. As of now, India is lagging behind in nanotechnology. Nanotech enabled energy value chain can bring in improvements in many areas of daily lives of people. As an energy and petroproducts company, RIL is willing to grow by bringing social change in India. Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel cells can be the portable power houses of the future. RIL is building a big research center in Mumbai and it will be running by 2012. It also focuses on nanotechnology as one of the major technologies."

Mr. Ketan Gandhi - Founder President & CEO, KgGuruji Consulting and Services, said, "Nano technology can harness more wind power. Energy tops the list of crisis for next 50 years. 15,00,000 MW production of wind power is possible by 2020. In the last 35 years, the globe has installed only 1,75,000 MW. Technology has been evolved, but installation is happening more off shore where maintainance cost is very high. In summer, though our wind mills run at a high capacity, the storage constraints are forcing to stop running them at full capacities."

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Rajiv Shankar
Equator Communications
9880893823

Copyright © Vision Group on Nanotechnology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials: All-dielectric nanophotonics: The quest for better materials and fabrication techniques July 22nd, 2017

Display technology/LEDs/SS Lighting/OLEDs

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks July 19th, 2017

Cambridge Nanotherm partners with Inabata for global sales and distribution June 20th, 2017

Leti Will Demo World’s-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays for Augmented Reality Video at Display Week in Los Angles: Invited Paper also Will Present Leti’s Success with New Augmented Reality Technology That Reduces Pixel Pitch to Less than 5 Microns May 22nd, 2017

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction May 5th, 2017

Possible Futures

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials: All-dielectric nanophotonics: The quest for better materials and fabrication techniques July 22nd, 2017

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment: A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers July 9th, 2017

Tests show no nanotubes released during utilisation of nanoaugmented materials June 9th, 2017

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Announcements

Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity: New synthetic approach could spark development of other dynamic materials July 24th, 2017

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials: All-dielectric nanophotonics: The quest for better materials and fabrication techniques July 22nd, 2017

Energy

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells July 17th, 2017

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells July 12th, 2017

Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano July 7th, 2017

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U. June 21st, 2017

Water

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater July 1st, 2017

Smart materials used in ultrasound behave similar to water, Penn chemists report June 16th, 2017

Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech June 2nd, 2017

Using light to propel water : With new method, MIT engineers can control and separate fluids on a surface using only visible light April 25th, 2017

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion July 23rd, 2017

Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano July 7th, 2017

Nanotech Advances Future Mobile Devices and Wearable Technology July 5th, 2017

Nanostructures taste the rainbow: Combining nanophotonics and thermoelectrics, engineers at Caltech generate materials capable of distinguishing between tiny differences in wavelengths of light June 30th, 2017

Events/Classes

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on August 1, 2017 July 14th, 2017

Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software: Advanced software and algorithms enhancing Nanometrics metrology fleet capabilities fab-wide July 13th, 2017

Bosch announces high-performance MEMS acceleration sensors for wearables June 27th, 2017

Nanometrics to Participate in the 9th Annual CEO Investor Summit 2017: Accredited investor and publishing research analyst event held concurrently with SEMICON West and Intersolar 2017 in San Francisco June 27th, 2017

Fuel Cells

Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano July 7th, 2017

Electrocatalyst nanostructures key to improved fuel cells, electrolyzers June 5th, 2017

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research May 4th, 2017

Solar/Photovoltaic

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells July 17th, 2017

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells July 12th, 2017

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from a single gallium nitride July 11th, 2017

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U. June 21st, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project