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Research and Markets: New Report Explores the Use and Impact of Nanotechnologies within the Energy Market.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Nanotechnologies for the Energy Market 2009" report to their offering.

Nanotechnologies for the Energy Market 2009, looks at whether nanotechnology has in fact had a huge impact on the energy sector. If so, in what way, and if not, why hasn't it?

Since the beginning of the century we have heard repeatedly about how nanotechnologies will have a huge impact on the field of energy, but the hype hype 1   Slang
1. Excessive publicity and the ensuing commotion: the hype surrounding the murder trial.

 about the potential impact of nanotechnologies has not been matched by real solutions.

Cientifica's 2007 report dispelled the hype about how nanotechnology was going to make fuel cells for automobiles suddenly make sense and bring the price of solar energy solar energy, any form of energy radiated by the sun, including light, radio waves, and X rays, although the term usually refers to the visible light of the sun.  generated electricity in line with that produced by fossil fuels fossil fuel: see energy, sources of; fuel.
fossil fuel

Any of a class of materials of biologic origin occurring within the Earth's crust that can be used as a source of energy. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
. Instead it showed that greater energy efficiency through energy saving techniques such as better insulation insulation (ĭn'səlā`shən, ĭn'sy–), use of materials or devices to inhibit or prevent the conduction of heat or of electricity.  and lighter vehicles was going to be the main impact area for nanotechnologies well into the foreseeable fore·see  
tr.v. fore·saw , fore·seen , fore·see·ing, fore·sees
To see or know beforehand: foresaw the rapid increase in unemployment.

But the period of between January 2007 when the first edition was released and today witnessed a great upheaval The Great Upheaval, also known as the Great Expulsion, The Deportation, the Acadian Expulsion, or to the deportees, Le Grand Dérangement  in the energy sector. We saw oil prices skyrocket sky·rock·et  
A firework that ascends high into the air where it explodes in a brilliant cascade of flares and starlike sparks.

intr. & tr.v.
 above $150/bbl and then plummet back down to $45/bbl. On the trip up and then down, all sorts of economic pronouncements were made such as how the economics of alternative energies had finally become detached from oil pricing, and we saw the valuations of alternative energy companies go through the roof only to come crashing down again.

Now that the dust has settled, what have we learned and what impact will it all have on the dynamics between nanotechnologies and energy?

* How will changes in the current political landscape both in the US and internationally impact nanotechnology's development in energy applications?

* How has the freezing of credit markets affected the development of nanotechnologies for alternative energy sources for the near future

* Where does hydrogen fuel cell technology stand now? And how will nanotechnology play a role?

* What is happening with thin film organic solar cells solar cell, semiconductor devised to convert light to electric current. It is a specially constructed diode, usually made of silicon crystal. When light strikes the exposed active surface, it knocks electrons loose from their sites in the crystal. ? Will nanotechnologies ever make this technology price competitive without government subsidies?

* What business model will work for a company trying to commercialize a nanotechnology in the energy sector?

These common sense questions are addressed in this new report as well as providing current market numbers and realistic projections over the next five years.

Compiling com·pile  
tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
1. To gather into a single book.

2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources:
 lists of all the nanotechnologies that could be used for energy applications and even cataloguing all the companies providing them only gives you a fraction of the picture. In the dynamics of the marketplace difficult-to-measure variables can change the entire picture and determine whether a technology will work or just add to the dustbin of failed technology ventures. This report looks at those variables, takes them into account and gives an assessment of nanotechnologies for the energy market.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Energy and the Promise of Nanotechnologies

2 The Markets

3 Timelines and Impact Analysis

4 Environmental Impact

5 the Summary of Status and Impact of Technologies in Each Sector

6 Automotive Industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.  

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