Beauty may only be skin deep, but in the case of automobiles, the skin adds a lot of weight. Replacing the steel in the auto body with carbon fiber can slim down the weight of future cars, leading to drastic increases in fuel efficiency for both gasoline cars and electric cars.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working to integrate innovations from their labs into the real world in an attempt to reduce energy consumption, giving office workers a sense of control over their thermal environments.
Imagine H2O’s 5th annual program will be open to entries in October with the winners announced in March 2014, at which time the top companies will present their innovations to the program’s pilot partners.
The Kavli Foundation has endowed a new institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Check out the abstracts from the 2013 Innovation Expo Poster session!
Get your tickets now for the Bay Area’s leading energy symposium, BERC’s Energy Week. This year’s theme is “California at the Energy Crossroads.” Click for details.
The US military recently enlisted renewable energy technologies, with great focus on solar power, to become energy independent, cut costs, improve their tactical edge and save lives.
“Where do you think your water comes from? When you drink water from a water fountain here in Berkeley, what river are you drinking?” I attended a water talk recently and the speaker already knew that we wouldn’t have a clue about the answer. Where does our water come from?