Last week, more than 3,000 researchers, educators and entrepreneurs met near Washington D.C. to discuss the future of alternative energy at the Energy Innovation Summit. Upwards of 300 exhibitors, comprising companies, universities, and more, unveiled unique and innovative technologies that will shape the way we create power in the coming years.
The Energy Innovation Summit, which was sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) took place February 27 - 29, 2012, and featured keynotes by prominent figures such as former President Bill Clinton and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. But most intriguing for members of the scientific community were the technologies and products on display.
According to PhysOrg.com, one of the "remarkable" technologies showcased was presented by Sheetak, a Texas-based company. The innovation offers a new way to cooling that "fits the transformed workings of a compressor onto a circuitry board the size of a credit card."
Other energy friendly promotional products on display included algae that can create fuel and an extra-large capacity lithium-ion battery for powering hybrid cars.