Insights from BCC Research

Black Pellet Plant Offers New, Sustainable Income Stream for Power Plants

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Over the last decade, increased interest in the use of alternative fuels, including biomass and solar energy, has translated into increased boiler research and development in these categories. Recent advances include deployment of new or updated utility-scale designs for concentrating solar arrays that feed boilers, as well as advances in coal/biomass co-firing and biomass-only firing for both utility-scale and industrial-scale processes.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Chemical Vapor Deposition Process Grows Versatile 2-D Material

Posted by Clayton Luz on Feb 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Researchers have produced a 2-D material called tungsten ditelluride, which they believe can have different properties instead of one, a dynamic known as topological electronic states.

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Topics: Manufacturing

An Alternative to PVD That Delivers Better Performance?

Posted by Clayton Luz on Dec 22, 2016 9:55:46 AM

There's a new kid on the block in vapor deposition technology. The easily scalable, atmospheric-pressure process could become the preferred method for creating large-area thin-film and flexible devices.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Software Adds Pressure Sensitivity to Any Phone Using Ultrasonics

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM
forcephone_touch_screenshot.jpgA new software enables the body of any smartphone to sense force that would allow you to issue commands through your phone simply by squeezing it. For example, you could dial 911 by squeezing your smartphone in a certain pattern in your palm. Or, using a different pattern, turn the music on or flip a page on the screen.
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Topics: Manufacturing