nano-spike CO2 ethanol

Converting CO2 (+ water + electricity) into ethanol fuel by "nano-spike" catalysis!

Nano-Spike catalysis; discovery of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory made a bit… by chance! The process makes it possible to obtain ethanol from CO2, electricity and water in the presence of a specific nano-catalyst called Nano-Spike. The announced yield on electricity is 60 to 70% which is acceptable on condition that renewable electricity is used (the process […]

Lipo Lithium Battery

Electric transport (Lipo) VS thermal (gasoline): criteria for choosing a battery and comparative calculations

The performance of electric transport depends heavily on the quality of their batteries. It is currently the real Achilles heel which limits the development of electric propulsion, as well in road transport as maritime and… that air of course. We present to you a quick little state of the art of the performance of Lithium-Polymer batteries currently on the […]

Sizing of an Archimedean screw for hydropower - INSA Strasbourg

Sizing of an Archimedes screw for hydroelectricity - INSA Strasbourg. Optimization of an Archimedean screw for energy production in micro-hydroelectric power stations. by Guilhem DELLINGER, Abdelali TERFOUS, Abdellah GHENAIM, Pierre-André Garambois KEYWORDS: Fluid mechanics, Renewable energy, Micro hydroelectric power station, Archimedean screw, Experimentation Summary The use of Archimedes screw in micro hydroelectric power stations is a way […]

Legnobloc, wooden cinder block with insulation BBC

Video presentation of the Legnobloc, an agglomerated concrete block. With integration (or not) of a polystyrene insulation, this cement wood block allows (at least on paper) very interesting thermal and mechanical performances for low consumption buildings (BBC) and the RT2012 standard. Find out more, discussion and technical characteristics: Legnobloc, the concrete block […]

Pulsating Auer, pulsating gas condensing boiler

Videos presenting the Auer Pulsatory, a gas boiler inspired by the Pulso Reactor in aeronautics (used in particular by the V1 flying bomb) How does it work? The innovation of the Pulsatory boiler introduces a real technological revolution in the world of gas boilers. More economical, more respectful of the environment, easier to use and install, this combustion boiler […]

New petrol engine: VCR, motors with variable compression ratio

Introduction to variable compression ratio engines: interest and general presentation by Adrian CLENCI and Pierre PODEVIN. University of Pitesti, Romania. National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts of Paris, France Introduction One of the essential characteristics of the automobile engine is its wide operating range in terms of speeds and loads. The full […]

Automotive: MCE-5 the variable compression engine VCR-i

Presentation of the MCE5, the world's first VCR (Variable Compression Rate) engine to be on the road to industrialization The MCE1 is an internal combustion engine which constitutes a major development (technological leap) since it allows the rate of compression to be varied. cylinder-by-cylinder compression using VCR-i technology. In addition, the MCE5, very […]

PlasmHyRad combustion assisted Plasma and Hydrogen Radicals

PlasmHyRad project, combustion assisted by Hydrogen and Radicals. by JM Cornier, University of Orléans, GREMI - CNRS - MINISTRY OF RESEARCH. Electric plasma ionization project of combustion air and fuel to improve the efficiency and pollution control of internal combustion heat engines. The tests concern methane, the simplest of […]

Download: Report on Urban Transport: energy and organization

Technological Research Project carried out by Christophe Martz at ENSAIS and supported at the end of January 2001. This is a study on the congestion of urban centers and making an inventory of the different technological solutions that could improve air quality and traffic conditions in urban centers. Unanimous conclusion: the organization and behavior of […]

Independent inventors and NIH syndrome: Not Invented Here

Independent inventors and the NIH syndrome These videos show the problems encountered by independent inventors in trying to promote their ideas to industrialists or companies. The blockage encountered has a name: the NIH syndrome: Not Invented Here, in other words in French, the syndrome “Pas Inventé Ici”! This NIH syndrome is good for […]

Energy inventions

Inventions for energy and the environment Propose inventions In this section you will find presentations of inventions that the site has seen fit to present in order to support their development. These inventions particularly affect the field of energy, whether in terms of conversion or rationalization of resources. If you know of a […]

Embedded reforming reactor Martz-Salelles

Title of the patent (s): Device improving the functioning of physico-chemical transformation reactors used upstream of energy conversion systems and in particular heat engines Key words: Reforming, reforming, cracking, cracking, vapocraking, catalytic cracking, cracking thermal, catalyst, fuel cell, hydrogen, synthesis, oxygenation, autothermal, exothermic, endothermic. Patent number: […]