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… against getting cracked. It takes 35-40 hours to make one bike frame. After making the bamboo bike, Tri put his product in trial for a long time. In mid-2014, his first bamboo bike was sold. Similar bikes in other parts of the world have become better known and ordered by customers, especially foreigners who like environmentally friendly products. For his bamboo bike, Tri received a certificate on bicycle frame’s quality in accordance with GSS’ ISO 4210 standards. The product attracted many …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… except for comparatively narrow and strictly defined cases. A developer of vanadium-flow battery storage systems, Imergy Power Systems, is taking its case to the market. Flow batteries for utilities and large-scale end users On Feb. 17, Fremont, California-based Imergy announced the introduction of its largest line of vanadium-flow batteries to date: the ESP 250 series. Capable of operating 20 years or more without the need to replace electrolytes and with only a couple of moving parts, …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

… easier for others to get their hands on. Last summer, Tesla said that it would, “not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In an announcement today at CES, Toyota said it would let “automakers who will produce and sell fuel cell vehicles, as well as … fuel cell parts suppliers and energy companies who establish and operate fueling stations” get free access to 5,680 fuel cell related patents around the world. That …

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | Environment | The Guardian

Properties worth over £1bn will be lost to coastal erosion in England and Wales over the next century, with no compensation for homeowners, as it becomes too costly to protect them • After the floods: one year on, memories continue to haunt residents Collapsed houses lie on the beach after a storm surge in Hemsby, eastern England, 6 December 2013. parts of England’s east coast, from Yorkshire to Essex are vulnerable to stronger storms and rising sea levels due to climate change. Almost …