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Title: Carbon-Fuelled Future

Abstract

Whether due to changes in policy or consumption of available fossil fuels, alternative sources of energy will be required, especially given the rising global energy demand. However, one of the main factors limiting the widespread utilization of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, wave or geothermal, is our ability to store energy. Storage of energy from carbon-neutral sources, such as electricity from solar or wind, can be accomplished through many routes. One approach is to store energy in the form of chemical bonds, as fuels. The conversion of low-energy compounds, such as water and carbon dioxide, to higher energy molecules, such as hydrogen or carbon-based fuels, enables the storage of carbon-neutral energy on a very large scale. The author¹s work in this area is supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1168877
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-100705
KC0302010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemistry and Industry, 78(4):36-39
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Chemistry and Industry, 78(4):36-39
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CO2 reduction renewable energy

Citation Formats

Appel, Aaron M. Carbon-Fuelled Future. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1002/cind.784_11.x.
Appel, Aaron M. Carbon-Fuelled Future. United States. doi:10.1002/cind.784_11.x.
Appel, Aaron M. Fri . "Carbon-Fuelled Future". United States. doi:10.1002/cind.784_11.x.
@article{osti_1168877,
title = {Carbon-Fuelled Future},
author = {Appel, Aaron M.},
abstractNote = {Whether due to changes in policy or consumption of available fossil fuels, alternative sources of energy will be required, especially given the rising global energy demand. However, one of the main factors limiting the widespread utilization of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, wave or geothermal, is our ability to store energy. Storage of energy from carbon-neutral sources, such as electricity from solar or wind, can be accomplished through many routes. One approach is to store energy in the form of chemical bonds, as fuels. The conversion of low-energy compounds, such as water and carbon dioxide, to higher energy molecules, such as hydrogen or carbon-based fuels, enables the storage of carbon-neutral energy on a very large scale. The author¹s work in this area is supported by the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated by Battelle for the US Department of Energy.},
doi = {10.1002/cind.784_11.x},
journal = {Chemistry and Industry, 78(4):36-39},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}