WOW with OLED growing not contracting?
Settlement Date---Short Interest---Avg Daily Share Volume---Days To Cover
Low volume makes those day to cover appear to be the longest days :)
Will start to add tomorrow. Thanks
a very temporary trading opp for the FUDs
Fuel Cell Energy is the Clear Leader in this space.
Look Out FuelCell Energy, Here Comes General Electric
By Tyler Crowe | More Articles | Save For Later
July 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
This week has been full of surprises for investors in FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL ) . First, the company announced that it had received a grant from the German government to explore ways to improve efficiency and reliability for its cells, which is a technological way of saying lower costs. Then, we learned that General Electric saw a breakthrough with its own fuel cell system and plans to start a pilot manufacturing facility very soon. While this second bit of news sent shares climbing, this could actually be troublesome for FuelCell Energy because General Electric's system will compete most directly with FuelCell Energy's system.
The FuelCell Energy Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) is based on carbonate fuel cell technology. The fuel cell electrochemical reactions are supported by an electrolyte layer in which carbonate ions serve as the ion bridge that completes the electrical circuit. A side effect of this basic aspect of the technology is that carbon dioxide (CO2) introduced at the air electrode is converted to carbonate ions and transferred through the electrolyte layer to the fuel electrode, where it is converted back to CO2.
The result is that a DFC stack can be used as a carbon purification membrane – transferring CO2 from a dilute air stream to a more concentrated fuel exhaust stream. The concentrated CO2 can then be captured and used for industrial purposes, oil and gas extraction, or sequestered. This has the potential to solve a problem that the US Department of Energy (and other agencies around the world) has been struggling with for years, which is to develop and deploy an efficient and cost effective solution to concentrate and capture the CO2 in the exhaust of large coal or natural gas powerplants to avoid the harmful greenhouse effects caused by these emissions.
If you are too, please write your Senators and Congress Persons. Express your outrage over the importing of Russian Coal and implement a technical soltuion for using American Coal such as the one Fuel Cell Energy has using Carbon Capture.
By Mario Parker
When New Hampshire’s largest utility needed to rebuild coal supplies after the past frigid winter, it turned to Russia rather than Appalachia in the U.S. Northeast or Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.
The Doric Victory, a bulk carrier the length of two football fields, transported the fuel almost 4,000 miles (6,436 kilometers) from Riga, Latvia, last month to Public Service of New Hampshire’s Schiller power plant in Portsmouth, a 150-megawatt facility that’s produced electricity since 1952.
Utilities in the U.S. are scrambling for coal, on pace to increase imports 26 percent this year, as railroad bottlenecks slow deliveries and electricity demand climbs with an improving economy. Russia, the world’s third-largest exporter of the fuel, will boost shipments 3.9 percent to 106 million metric tons this year, IHS Energy forecasts, part of President Vladimir Putin’s plan to expand Russia’s role in the global coal market.
“Everyone’s aware that a number of plants have low stockpiles, so you hear Russian coal and they say, ‘Oh wow, people must really be desperate,’” James Stevenson, Houston-based director of North American coal at IHS, said in a July 8 telephone interview.
The New Hampshire utility declined to disclose the amount of coal that it purchased from Russia. U.S. bill of lading data show that 38,500 metric tons of steam coal were delivered.
“A shipment of coal was contracted from Russia that met our operational and economic needs,” was all the utility was willing to say in an e-mail.
U.S.-Russia relations are at a post-Cold War low after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. The U.S. and European Union have imposed sanctions on companies and individuals tied to Putin’s
and $45 or better next year.
Same shorts into earnings shaking out weak hands and then on earnings report and guidance shares rise $2-$4 dollars on Squeeze. Don't they get tired of it?
LG Display (Seoul, South Korea) has developed a 18-inch organic-LED (OLED) display so flexible that it can be rolled up. The display has a 1200 x 810 pixel resolution and can be rolled to a radius of 3 cm.
Rather than a conventional polymer, LG Display used a high-molecular-weight polyimide film as the backplane of the flexible panel; the thinner polyimide is what leads to the smaller bending radius.
LG also unveiled a partially transparent OLED panel with a transparency of 30%; in contrast, existing transparent LCD panels have a 10% transparency. To achieve this, LG engineers reduced the haze of the panel and downsized the area of the circuit components to 2% of the total area.
"We are confident that by 2017, we will successfully develop an ultra-HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more than 60 inches, which will have transmittance of more than 40% and a curvature radius of 100R [100 mm], thereby leading the future display market," says In-Byung Kang, senior vice president and head of the R&D Center at LG Display.
"On top of that, an agreement in Libya between the central government and a regional militia was expected to lead to the reopening of two eastern oil terminals that would boost the country's crude exports by about 500,000 barrels a day. Libya currently produces around 350,000 barrels of oil a day."
Support conversion to American Gas energy.