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PCM briefing: Sunamp closes deal with Chinese manufacturing partner; window film captures, releases solar energy

Ben Welter - Friday, July 19, 2019

Sunamp UniQ 12 heat batterySunamp Ltd. has signed an agreement with Chinese partner Jiangsu Gomon New Energy to move forward with manufacturing of a heat pump water heater based on Gomon heat pumps and Sunamp's UniQ heat batteries. The two companies signed a memo of understanding earlier this year to develop the new product.

Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of research papers, has cut off access by University of California faculty, staff and students to articles published since Jan. 1 in 2,500 Elsevier journals. UC, which paid $11 million for Elsevier subscriptions last year, ended its subscription deal with the publisher in February in a dispute over increasing fees and the principle of free access to scholarly work.  

Sonoco ThermoSafe Europe, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, posted openings this month for a sales manager and a lab engineer.

• Researchers at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology have developed a window film with a specially designed molecule that can capture energy from the sun’s rays and release it later as heat.  

• Nominations are open for the American Oil Chemists' Society's 2020 Society and Scientific Awards. Among the seven awards are the Award of Merit, which recognizes a AOCS member with a history of outstanding service to the society, and the Young Scientist Research Award, which recognizes research contributions in one of the areas represented by an AOCS division. The deadline for submitting nominations is Aug. 1.   


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