Month: March 2016

CAS Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) develops high performance aluminum-graphite dual-ion battery (AGDIB)

Compared with conventional LIBs, AGDIB shows an obvious advantage in production cost (~ 50% lower), specific density (~1.3-2.0 times), and energy density (~1.6-2.8 times). It delivers a specific energy density of ~222 Wh kg−1 at a power density of 132 W kg−1, and ~150 Wh kg−1 at 1200 W kg−1, as compared to commercial LIB […]

China produced 2,16 mill tons of bio-ethanol in 2014

According to a White Paper on China Industrial Biotechnology 2014″ published by the Tianjin Academy of Sciences, China is now the world’s 3d largest producer of fuel bio-ethanol after the USA and Brazil. Pilot studies on the use of non-food crops are underway. China’s biodiesel capacity is estimated at about 3 – 3.5 million tons, […]

WIPO sees innovation shift towards Northern Asia

In its report on global IP applications in 2015, WIPO sees USA still in lead but observes a shift towards Japan, South Korea and China. International patent applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) were up by 1.7 percent to 218,000 in 2015, the slowest growth in five years, with the United States extending […]

China starts building infrastructure for its gravitational wave research project

Sun Yat-sen University, initiator of the program called Tianqin”, held a foundation stone laying ceremony for a 30,000-square-meter research building, a 10,000-square-meter ultra-quiet cave laboratory and a 5,000-square-meter obseravation sation on its Zhuhai campus. With an estimated cost of 15 billion yuan (2.3 billion U.S. dollars), Tianqin is scheduled to be carried out in four […]

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