Renewables, Biofuels, and Electricity
Environmental stewardship and government regulations are fueling a rise in the use of renewable sources of energy and petrochemical precursors. These include biofuels or synthetic crude oil generated from cellulose and/or algae, photovoltaic cells, emerging battery technologies that are proving ubiquitous in portable electronics and vehicles, and fuel cells that produce electricity from water or ammonia. Additionally, power plants and electrical infrastructure require chemical analyses, ensuring efficient and safe operation.
Solar & Renewable Energy
Semi-conductors, photovoltaics, and rare-earth magnets all contribute to generating energy from renewable sources
- Dye Degradation in Solar Cells by HPLC
- Evaluation of Anti-reflective Film on Solar Cells by UV-Vis
- Characterization of Silicon Wafers by FTIR
Biofuels – Algal Fuels, Synthetic Crude, & Cellulosic Ethanol
Analyses ensure process efficiency and utility in a fossil-fuel dominated market.
- Characterization of Algae by TOC
- ASTM 6584 - Glycerines in Biodiesel by GC
- Monitoring the Fermentation Process using Shimadzu's Bioethanol Analyzer
Electricity Generation & Transmission
Maintaining electrical infrastructure involves testing of process water and transformer insulating oil.
Batteries, Fuel Cells, & Energy Storage
The chemistry of electrodes, electrolytes, and catalysts, control capacity and efficiency.
- GCMS Analysis of Electrolyte in Li-Ion Batteries
- Electrolytic Solvents in Li-Ion Batteries by HPLC
- Compression Testing of Structural Components of Rechargeable Batteries