1. Forming an sustainable energy brick for traditional coal fired power plants  The Conversation
  2. Newcastle scientists angling for a coal substitute  The Australian Financial Review
  3. Thermal blocks developed at Newcastle Uni could convert coal-fired power stations to run fossil-fuel free  ABC News
  4. How bricks made using renewable energy could rejuvenate coal power stations with zero emissions  The Conversation
  5. Aussie invention could save old coal stations by running them on zero-emissions 'Lego' blocks  The Conversation Australia
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The Australian team has partnered with a Swiss company to design ways to retrofit retired and active coal-fired plants in Europe using a lumps of lego-like metal.The Australian team has partnered with a Swiss company to design ways to retrofit retired and active coal-fired plants in Europe using a lumps of lego-like metal.

Australian Financial Review

They're stackable like Lego and could solve a decades old problem of how to dispatch solar energy gathered during the day via the electricity grid at night.They're stackable like Lego and could solve a decades old problem of how to dispatch solar energy gathered during the day via the electricity grid at night.

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The blocks can be used to run steam turbines at power stations as a clean alternative to burning coal, and at a fraction of the price of storing energy in batteries.The blocks can be used to run steam turbines at power stations as a clean alternative to burning coal, and at a fraction of the price of storing energy in batteries.

Aussie invention could save old coal stations by running them on zero-emissions 'Lego' blocks