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Scientific American: 10 Emerging Technologies for 2019

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by RubberToe, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    Interesting article. The 8th entry is for safer nuclear based on fuel pellet housing, and #10 is "UTILITY-SCALE ENERGY STORAGE WILL ENABLE A RENEWABLE GRID"

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/top-10-emerging-technologies-of-2019/


    I was hoping given the usual detailed content of the magazine to maybe learn something new. Not the case. They mentioned several possibilities that we are all aware of: batteries, pumped hydro, flow batteries, hydrogen fuel cell, gravity storage (block towers). It was a pretty short article.

    I was hoping to hear something about "long duration" storage, but I guess the first nut to crack would be the quantity stored, and the follow up nut would be storing it from summer to winter.

    RT
     
  2. nwdiver

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    Sweet... pretty soon the nuclear plants we won't build because they're too expensive will be even safer! :)

    Though to be fair I think we can also use this new type of fuel in out dwindling fleet of existing reactors.
     

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