Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Industry 4.0, which encompasses IIoT and smart manufacturing, marries physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better-connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

A Shortage Of Tritium Fuel May Leave Fusion Energy At Starting Gate

DETROIT - Last year, the Canadian tritium fueled an experiment at JET showing fusion research is approaching an important threshold: producing more energy than goes into the reactions. By getting to one-third of this breakeven point, JET offered reassurance that ITER, a similar reactor twice the size of JET under construction in France, will bust

By |2022-06-25T15:35:50-04:00June 25th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

Princeton Scientists Develop First Perovskite Solar Cell With 30 Year Lifespan

PRINCETON, N.J. - Princeton Engineering researchers have developed the first perovskite solar cell with a commercially viable lifetime, marking a major milestone for an emerging class of renewable energy technology. The team projects their device can perform above industry standards for around 30 years, far more than the 20 years used as a threshold for

By |2022-06-19T15:42:43-04:00June 19th, 2022|Featured, Industry 4.0|

China Surpassed Europe In 2021 To Take Lead In Offshore Wind Power Race

BEJING, China - In 2021, new offshore wind power capacity tripled globally, owing to China’s rapid expansion, which is reshaping the sector. The report said that the world installed 21.1 GW of offshore wind generation last year, almost comparable to 21 nuclear reactors, citing the data from Global Wind Energy Council. The expansion in 2021 alone will

By |2022-06-19T12:22:27-04:00June 19th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

Gas Turbine Engine Developed That Runs On Pure Hydrogen

STAVINGER, Norway - Gas turbines are found in aircraft, trains, ships, generators, pumps, compressors and all sorts of other places. They can run on a variety of fuels, but some 90 percent of them currently run on natural gas, a fossil fuel that produces carbon dioxide when you burn it, while also escaping into the

By |2022-06-11T18:38:05-04:00June 11th, 2022|Featured, Industry 4.0|

Carbon Dioxide Battery That Needs Only Steel And Water To Generate Electricity

SARDINIA, Italy - The island of Sardinia in Italy is known as a world-famous tourist destination. It will now also be known as the home of the world's first carbon-dioxide battery launched by a startup, Energy Dome, Electrek reported. The role of carbon dioxide in heating up the planet is well acknowledged. While countries are making

By |2022-06-11T18:38:05-04:00June 11th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

UM-Spinoff Develops Tech That Doubles 3D Printing Speed

ANN ARBOR – A new software invented at the University of Michigan that speeds up 3D printing has hit the market. Developed by spinoff company Ulendo, the product was recently launched at the RAPID + TCT Conference -- North America’s largest conference for additive manufacturing. 3D printing has long been limited by its slow process,

By |2022-06-05T16:45:57-04:00June 5th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

Ford’s $2 Billion Investment In Michigan Solidifies State’s Auto Production

MACKINAC ISLAND — Michigan scored a win on Thursday in its drive to preserve automotive production here amid massive changes coming to the industry from the shift to electric vehicles. Ford Motor Co. rolled out its plans to add 3,260 jobs in the state as part of a $2 billion investment in nine factories and a

By |2022-06-04T11:16:15-04:00June 4th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

Carbon Capture Tech Uses Cost-Effective Sponge-Like Form

DETROIT - For the last 100 years, the leading method for carbon capture in chemistry has been a process known as amine scrubbing. Amines are organic, ammonia-derived compounds that contain nitrogen. In an aqueous solution, they are able to selectively remove carbon dioxide from gas mixtures. However, oxygen degrades them every time they're cycled, which means that more

By |2022-06-03T08:48:09-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Carbon Capture, Industry 4.0|

Toyota Demos Prototype Cartridge To Make Hydrogen For Vehicles Portable

TOKYO, Japan - One of the myriad issues with hydrogen as a clean energy source is infrastructure, as it's very expensive to move around and store an extremely explosive gas. Toyota and its subsidiary Woven Planet believe they may have a solution with a new portable hydrogen cartridge prototype. The idea is that they can be filled up

By |2022-06-03T08:36:44-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Auto Tech, Featured, Industry 4.0|