Heliogen

Heliogen’s High-Temperature Concentrated Solar Power Technology To Provide Carbon-Free Energy To Rio Tinto’s Boron, California Mine

International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at Rio Tinto’s borates mine in Boron, California. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Heliogen will deploy its proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology at the [...]

To Make Zero-Emissions Ammonia, US Researchers Design a Novel Solar Reactor

As a vital component of fertilizers, ammonia (NH3) is the second most-produced industrial chemical in the world. Annual production is around 180 million metric tons and almost 90% of this production goes to meet the global demand for agricultural production. Ammonia is also increasingly seen as a potential green fuel [...]

TIME Names Heliogen’s HelioHeat™ to List of the Best Inventions of 2020

The company’s concentrated solar power technology for decarbonizing industrial processes is recognized as one of the year’s top innovations in the Sustainability category. Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced the inclusion of its HelioHeat technology in TIME’s Best Inventions of [...]

2020-11-20T12:23:54+00:0020-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Concentrated Solar Power startup Heliogen scores $39 million in DOE funding

Startup founded by serial entrepreneur Bill Gross seeks to revitalize Concentrated Solar Power with sCO2 technology that lowers costs, water usage, equipment size and plant footprint — and supports industrial applications in which PV may not be able to compete. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is betting big on [...]

2020-11-15T12:00:46+00:0015-11-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

SolarPACES Conference, Heliogen Introduces Solar Heat at 1 cent/kWh

Well before Bill Gross started Idealab (which has launched 150 startups and counting) to “look for big problems in the world, invent technological solutions, then build companies to fix them” he was doodling designs for the solar thermal mirrors that reflect concentrated sunlight onto a solar receiver, instead of attending [...]

2020-10-13T21:13:23+00:0013-10-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Idealab Founder Bill Gross’ Plan To Solve The Mother Of All Quandaries

Bill Gates calls it the 75% Problem. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants only account for 25% of total, and electrical generation is one source of GHG emissions for which cheap renewable sources are well-suited. If we don’t radically reduce the remaining 75% of emissions, we could carpet Arizona [...]

Sun could be Middle East’s biggest export by 2030, says Bill Gates-backed company founder

By the end of the next decade, the Middle East’s biggest export could be the sun, not oil, according to the developer of a new technology that aims to turn solar power into fuel. Last month – and for the first time commercially – a new Bill Gates-backed clean energy [...]

2019-12-18T14:14:51+00:0018-12-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Heliogen Is Bill Gates’ Latest Venture That Is Only Good For Oil & Gas

Bill Gates seems to love to invest in things that aren’t going to make much of a difference to climate change but that are good for the fossil fuel industry. The latest is Heliogen, a company which uses machine learning to make solar ovens hotter and more reliable. The [...]

Concentrated solar power viable for industrial uses after exceeding 1,000°C

As their name suggests, concentrated solar power (CSP) systems concentrate light from the sun onto a small area, where it is converted to heat. Although this heat is sufficient for electricity generation – usually via a steam turbine – the temperatures they reach aren't sufficient for various industrial processes. But [...]

2019-11-22T10:08:12+00:0022-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Cement production with Concentrated Solar Power

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates entered the world of cement this week with a public relations blitz for Heliogen. He’s one of the backers of a new Californian technology startup looking to use concentrated solar power (CSP) to power heavy industrial processes like clinker or steel production. The company says it [...]

Company backed by Bill Gates claims concentrated solar power breakthrough

A solar energy tech company founded by serial entrepreneur and inventor Bill Gross — and backed by investors including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates — says it has developed a way to create concentrated solar energy at temperatures hot enough to replace fossil fuels in industrial processes that contribute significantly to global [...]

2019-11-19T12:24:05+00:0019-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |