While the world continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels (petroleum, coal and gas) for power, efforts to develop more sustainable resources have caused remarkable growth in renewable energy.
This collection of recent articles from Chemical Engineering and POWER magazines presents a timely and informative overview of global efforts on many renewable energy fronts. It includes solar and wind power generation, advancements in geothermal and hydroelectric technology, and efforts to integrate such renewable sources into today’s electrical grid, such as through the use of large-scale energy storage devices. Also touched upon are bio-based renewable fuels, such as the use of biomass and waste for making solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels (including biogas), and techniques for using hydrogen as an energy carrier.
Delivered in a PDF format. 116 pages.
Section One: News and Cover Stories
Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP): The Future Looks Bright
New technology is helping to reduce costs and enabling CSP plants to generate electrical power 24 hours per day
Progress to Limit Climate Change
As world leaders agree on the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions