World’s first electric free-fall lifeboat lands with a splash

Free-fall lifeboats are launched from oil rigs or tanker ships and have to be able to withstand heavy forces on impact with the water

Fastned fast charging station
Fastned opens its first fast-charging station in UK

The EV infrastructure company says the new solar-powered facility has a charging capacity of up to 350kW

GE, Sheffield Uni join Catapult’s turbine powertrains project

The Powertrain Research Hub will support the development of future technologies for larger turbines and research solutions for improving reliability and performance

Giant 10MW turbines to be installed at Dutch wind farm

Vattenfall plans to install 76 of the powerful Siemens Gamesa turbines, which are expected to increase efficiency by 30%

Marston’s pub restaurants get 100% clean EV chargers in new deal

Octopus Electric Vehicles, Octopus Energy and Engenie have joined forces to deploy the low carbon vehicle infrastructure

Is this new energy storage tech worth its salt?

Vattenfall is exploring how salt could be used to store renewable energy sources like solar and wind power

Porsche and ABB gear up for EV chargers in Japan

The luxury car manufacturer is launching its first fully electric car next year

Registration open for £60m CfD round

Projects will compete for a total capacity of 6GW for delivery years 2023/24 and 2024/25

Carbon dioxide emissions
New $1.5m project to advance CCS technologies gets the go-ahead

The scheme aims to evaluate various approaches to developing ways to catch greenhouse gases in order to mitigate climate change

Phone on fire
Can wonder material graphene extinguish explosive battery fires?

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering suggest it can