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About Tom Breunig (151 Articles)
Tom Breunig is principal at Cleantech Concepts, a market research firm tracking R&D projects in the cleantech sector. He is a technology industry veteran and former international marketing and communications executive who has worked with organizations in semiconductor design, water monitoring, energy efficiency and environmental sensing. He has spoken at numerous technology and energy conferences.
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System provides cooling with no electricity

Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Battery Tech Removes CO2 from Air

Batteries may be a tool in the critical need to remove CO2 from our air. A new system developed at MIT can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to [...]

October 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

How to have an all-renewable electric grid

by David Timmons, University of Massachusetts Boston The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but [...]

October 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Farm to Pharma: Ag Plant Waste to Gold?

Up to 40 per cent of a fertile region’s primary production harvest could end up as waste, left to rot in the field or turned into low value products such as compost or [...]

October 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

Now Any Plastic Waste Can Be Recycled

To modify a well known dictum, “old plastics never die, they just disintegrate into microplastics.” The fact that plastics don’t break down is one of our [...]

October 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hydrogen fuel cells vie for the future

By Amanda Nelson Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series of guest columns on innovative energy technologies and opinions. Amanda Nelson is a senior technical [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Geothermal: Key to Always-Charged Batteries?

Although currently used renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy are surpassing analyst expectations, geothermal energy is still considered the poor stepchild [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Lighter, Safer Lithium Metal Batteries?

There may be a future for the rechargeable lithium metal battery – a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by its short life expectancy and [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

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