By Bill Looney Nanotechnology (nanotech) has been described by some as the next Industrial Revolution. After more than 20 years of focused research and development,...
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Limitless: The Race to Create the Sun on Earth
A research group at MIT says nuclear fusion is within years of being commercially viable. And a European project, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), is also aggressively moving toward development of nuclear fusion power. Is this the dawn of a new nuclear age—safe, sustainable energy from nuclear fusion?
The joke about energy from nuclear fusion is that it is always just 20 years away. In the 1950s, researchers hoped that they could solve our energy crisis by building a sun on earth. They predicted that it would be possible to harness the sun’s energy-making processes, known as nuclear fusion. If successful, this process would allow humans to use the abundant hydrogen on earth to provide limitless energy, while avoiding the potential catastrophic risks of nuclear fission reactions and generation of toxic nuclear waste.
A sleeping giant has awakened
A sleeping giant has awakened. Instead of looking at the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as a negative, look at this as the passing of the baton to American businesses and citizens to do what Americans do best—innovate and lead!
The Thread Connecting Generations: Catching up with Elenor Hodges
By TRAVIS HIGH, Leaders in Energy On December 5, 2014, over 100 people attended Leaders in Energy’s first 4 Generations (4 Gen) event, a celebration...
Smart Cities Event: It Takes a Village to Build a Smart City
By KERRY WORTHINGTON, Leaders in Energy Whether it’s using existing resources more efficiently or developing new technologies, everyone can be involved in building a smarter...
Things to Consider When Searching for a Green Business Partner
By: Travis High, Leaders in Energy Product Strategy Manager At recent Leaders in Energy events I’ve attended, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several business...
The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels Professional Networking Event, Monday, June 22, 2015
Join us for our upcoming event with bioenergy and clean energy professionals at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (DC Convention Center) on The Evolving Bioeconomy and Renewable Fuels on Monday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m.
Topics will include the renewable fuels standard, how bioenergy resources can be produced in sustainable ways, utilizing algae as a way to produce products and capture carbon, and employment and career opportunities in the bioenergy sector. This event will take place on the evening before the U.S. Department of Energy, Bioenergy 2015 Conference on Tuesday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 24, at the DC Convention Center. This will be a great opportunity to meet other bioenergy and clean energy professionals from around the U.S. and the world who will be attending the conference.
The Currency of Entrepreneurship is Connections
Leaders in Energy recently co-hosted an Energy Technology ”Petting Zoo” with Potential Energy DC, an energy incubator, in Tyson’s Corner, in the Metro Washington, DC area. It was an exciting evening with numerous energy and environmental entrepreneurs displaying their business products and technologies. These ranged from an “Iron Goat” that cuts and pelletizes biomass feedstocks, including grass, to Yuck Old Paint, LLC™, which is the first and only company in the mid-Atlantic region that offers a green service to safely remove and dispose of old cans of paint from commercial and residential properties in an eco-friendly manner, to battery energy storage devices (Tumalow, Ecocell), and more.
Wondering What an #Energy #Technology "Petting Zoo" Event Is?
Leaders in Energy and Potential Energy DC will be co-host a showcase of energy and environmental solutions that you can see and touch (yes, the petting part) - from entrepreneurs right here in the DMV (not the Division of Motor Vehicles) on Wednesday, May 27th, at TeqCorner (near Tyson's Corner and accessible by Metro at 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA 22102), from 6 - 8 pm.
Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop & Tour Was a Hit With Attendees
Leaders in Energy's inaugural workshop on "Sustainable Manufacturing: Building a Circular Economy in the DC/MD/and Northern VA Region", co-hosted by Alexandria Emerging Technology Center, took place at Alexandria Renew Enterprises on March 19, 2015.