fossil fuels Articles

  • Denmark to become fossil fuel-free by 2050

    Danish climate commission claims that tax hikes and price rises on fossil fuel will turn renewables an affordable ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Stop investments in fossil energy

    On November 17 2009, Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group, apologized for the firm's role in some of the activities leading to the financial crisis. 'We participated in things that were clearly wrong and have reason to regret', Blankfein said at a conference in New York, 'We apologize'. The financial crisis is maybe bad, but an environmental crisis is much ...


  • Draft New Zealand emissions regulations for liquid fossil fuels

    These regulations are the Climate Change (Liquid Fossil Fuels) Regulations 2008 [Draft for Consultation]. They come into force on 1 January 2009. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires: Act means the Climate Change Response Act 2002biofuel has the same meaning as in section 1B of the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989blend, in relation to a fuel specified in ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Use of process analyzers in fossil fuel-fired power plants – Case Study

    Energy demand and power generation In spite of all efforts concerning energy savings and efficiency, the growing world population and the aspired higher 'standard of living' will lead to a further increase of world energy demand. In this context, almost half of the primary energy demand will continue to be covered by solid fuels, particularly by coal, until 2020 and many years ...

  • Dispersion modelling of toxic air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion facilities

    The emissions of toxic air pollutants from three power plants and one oil refinery were measured for a period of six months and dispersion of pollutants were calculated by using Air Dispersion Modelling Software (ADMS–4). The plume concentration of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter were calculated over long distances to estimate the incremental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A structural decomposition analysis of air pollution from fossil fuel combustion in India

    During the last decade, there has been worldwide concern with global climate change, which has been induced by greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to the use of fossil fuels. The CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion have been identified as the single most significant source of GHG emissions into the atmosphere. Realising the need to control and regulate emissions of pollutants, the objective ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

    To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of petroleum and natural gas extraction, distribution ...


    By ASTM International

  • Combating global warming via non-fossil fuel energy options

    Non-fossil fuel energy options can help reduce or eliminate the emissions of greenhouse gases and are needed to combat climate change. Three distinct ways in which non-fossil fuel options can be used in society are examined here: the capture/production of non-fossil fuel energy sources, their conversion into appropriate energy carriers and increased efficiency throughout the life cycle. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Capture and Storage From Fossil Fuels and Biomass – Costs and Potential Role in Stabilizing the Atmosphere

    Abstract The capture and storage of CO2 from combustion of fossil fuels is gaining attraction as a means to deal with climate change. CO2 emissions from biomass conversion processes can also be captured. If that is done, biomass energy with CO2 capture and storage (BECS) would become a technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and at the same time deliver CO2-neutral energy carriers ...


    By Springer

  • Diamondoids: occurrence in fossil fuels, applications in petroleum exploration and fouling in petroleum production. A review paper

    In this review paper, we report the molecular structure, origin, natural occurrence and variety of diamondoid hydrocarbons in petroleum fluids and other fossil fuels. In addition, we present the role of diamondoids as geochemical tools for petroleum characterisation, ways diamondoid molecules are used to play an important role in petroleum evaluation, and may be used to assess origin, extend of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fostering Jatropha Curcas for reducing fossil fuel dependency; A study on potentiality of Jatropha curcas in Nepal

    The article tries to introduce Jatropha Curcas as one of the source of alternative fuel in Nepal The increasing trend of automobiles and price of fossil fuel have adverse impact on economy and climate of Nepal. A comprehensive analysis on the land use pattern of the country has been carried out while preparing the article. Potentiality of Jatropha plant cultivation and production of seeds and oil ...


  • Is there a cointegrating relationship between Australia's fossil-fuel based carbon dioxide emissions per capita and her GDP per capita?

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission per capita of Australia, a high-income economy with a fossil fuel-rich fuel-mix, is proven to have a strong cointegrating relationship with her gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. A conditional equilibrium correction model (ECM) has been developed to quantify the relationship between the two variables by employing the autoregressive distributed lag bound-testing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A life cycle greenhouse gas emissions perspective on liquid fuels from unconventional Canadian and US fossil sources

    The life cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production and use of transportation fuels from conventional and unconventional fossil fuel sources in Canada and the USA are investigated. The studied pathways include reformulated gasoline and low sulphur diesel produced from oil sands, oil shale, coal and natural gas, as well as reference pathways from conventional crude oil. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Hydrogen Generator Fuel

    Hydrogen is a very valuable alternative to fossil fuel for distributed energy generation, delivering a high powered solution with minimal environmental and safety concerns. Green businesses, telecomm providers, governments, and renewable energy advocates can now produce on-demand energy for their assets, at minimal cost and using commercially available equipment. This article will look at the ...


    By Verde LLC

  • An Overview of Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The United States Department of Energy`s Fossil Energy R&D Program

    Abstract Increasing concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) in the Earth's atmosphere have the potential to enhance the natural greenhouse effect, which may result in climatic changes. The main anthropogenic contributors to this increase are fossil fuel combustion, land use conversion, and soil cultivation. It is clear that overcoming the challenge of global climate change ...


    By Springer

  • Waste Fuel Case History

    The Customer The company engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of machinery for decomposing petroleum-based materials. The company uses microwave technology for recovering hydrocarbons and fossil fuels from sources, such as tires, oil shale, capped wells, coal, automotive shredded residue, municipal solid waste, shale deposits, and waste oil streams. The ...

  • The Future of Secondary Materials as Fuel

    Many questions related to the regulatory status of facilities that use secondary materials as alternative fuels are anticipated to be answered in 2010.  In simple terms, if a combustion source uses a secondary material that is characterized as solid waste as an alternative fuel, then that source could be subject to a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 129 standard.  If the same source used a ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Alternative Fuels for Air Pollution Control

    Non-traditional, alternative fuels are all the rage now, especially with government pressure forcing increasing numbers of fossil-fired assets to shut down. While wind and solar have a place in our energy future, neither is reliable or inexpensive enough to be the complete answer.  Industry is looking for new fuels that can replace coal, oil and natural gas. Proposed alternative fuels come ...

  • Black Liquor – Green fuel or greenwash?

    Black liquor is not the product of a pot still in rural Tennessee, but a toxic by-product of the kraft wood pulping process. On May 20, 2009 Canada, together with the European Union, Brazil and Chile, wrote to the United States Congress urging them to repeal a tax credit for the use of black liquor as a biofuel on the basis that the credit is acting as a subsidy on the production of kraft pulp ...


    By McMillan LLP

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