In the current Austrian and German market design, suppliers submit a three-dimensional bid that consists of a power offer (MW), a power bid (Euro/MW) and an energy bid (Euro/MWh). The scoring rule, which determines the winners of the auction, is based on the power bid exclusively, and pay-as-bid pricing is applied, i.e., an awarded bidder receives the bid figure.
Arumugam Manthiram of the University of Texas at Austin was a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher for 2017. Hear what he has to say about the problem of polysulfide shuttling in sulfur-based battery systems.
RapidFit introduces a modular system based on 3D Printing for faster time-to-market and lasting cost reductions in automobile development.
A novel binary network phenolic–silica aerogel that is fire-retardant, potential use as insulation material in buildings.
With a new material, waste heat from industry can now be used in environmentally friendly cooling systems.
The fabrication of microhelices with semi-hard-magnetic characteristics using template-assisted electroforming is reported.
Different approaches are used to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from households’ energy consumption, but with varying degrees of success. Better integration of these approaches will be necessary to make substantive advances in this field.
Material scientists shape the surface of tiny, curved carbon fibres tailoring the materials’ properties in a spectacuar way.
Looking at the sustainability pathways of in the Gulf region towards achieving a low-carbon development and achieving a post-fossil-fuel transformation.
A new inhibitor of glutamate transporter enzymes can be turned ‘on’ and ‘off’ using different wavelengths of light.
Zhongze Gu and colleagues from Southeast University in China utilize direct laser writing to 3D-print omniphobic, triply re-entrant surfaces that can universally repel organic liquids.
Tannin, an organic substance present in some seeds, barks, and other plant tissues, could hold the key to more sustainable and eco-friendly plastics manufacturing.