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    New Regulations for Biomass and Other Alternative Fuels

    Catalytic Products International has been answering numerous questions about biomass and other alternative fuels in recent months. This seems in opposition to the trend of consuming more and more natural gas due to the recent shale gas discoveries. However, a few trends seem to be supporting the high interest in biomass as an alternative fuel. ...

  • Catalysis in the Refining of Fischer-Tropsch Syncrude

    Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS) has been used on a commercial scale for more than eighty years. It was initially developed for strategic reasons because it offered a source of transportation fuels that was independent from crude oil. Unlike crude, Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude is rich in olefins and oxygenates, while being sulphur and nitrogen ...

  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance

    Fuel cells are an important enabling technology for the hydrogen economy and have the potential to revolutionize the way we power our world. However, many challenges must be overcome before fuel cell systems become a competitive alternative for consumers. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials, Properties, and Performance examines the ...

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance

    Although the high operating temperature of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) creates opportunities for using a variety of fuels, including low-grade hydrogen and those derived from biomass, it also produces difficulties in materials performance and often leads to materials degradation during operation. These obstacles have proven to be challenges in ...

  • Alcoholic Fuels

    Scientists and engineers have made significant advances over the last two decades to achieve feasible, cost-efficient processes for the large-scale production of alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. Alcoholic Fuels describes the latest methods for producing fuels containing varying percentages of alcohol alongside the various ...

  • Reactor Dosimetry: Radiation Metrology and Assessment

    One hundred papers provide an extensive overview of latest advances in reactor dosimetry. An additional nine summaries provide the status of technical workshops held at the Tenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry and three keynote papers address: why we need dosimetry; the role of ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology, and reactor ...

  • Hydrogen Futures: Toward a Sustainable Energy System

    Fueled by concerns about urban air pollution, energy security, and climate change, the notion of a “hydrogen economy” is moving beyond the realm of scientists and engineers and into the lexicon of political and business leaders. Interest in hydrogen, the simplest and most abundant element in the universe, is also rising due to ...

  • Transport Fuels Technology: Mobility for the Millennium

    Transport is fundamental for today's lifestyles. Speed and reliability demand powered propulsion, which is why suitable fuels are so vital. This volume contains preliminary reviews of the basic sciences, followed by in-depth discussions of the sources, processing, properties, handling, combustion performance, and emissions of both ...

  • Stationary Gas Turbine Alternative Fuels

    This publication serves to assess the state of the art of alternative liquid and gaseous fuels for stationary gas turbine as well as providing a technical database of properties of alternative fuels specifications activities. ...

  • Analysis of Waters Associated with Alternative Fuel Production

    Acquaints you with the nature of the waters and attendant analytical problems arising from the production of fossil fuels from natural resources and new ...

  • Future Fuels for General Aviation

    Information and predictions on future general aviation fuel requirements and availability. 11 papers are presented in sections on: • Motor Gasoline Use in Aircraft• Alternative Fuel Use in Aircraft• Future Fuel ...

  • Combustion

    Combustion is an old technology, which at present provides about 90% of our worldwide energy support. Combustion research in the past used fluid mechanics with global heat release by chemical reactions described with thermodynamics, assuming infinitely fast reactions. This approach was useful for stationary combustion processes, but it is not ...

  • Nitrogen Cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean and Its Watersheds

    Human activity has dramatically altered the global nitrogen cycle in recent decades. These changes are not evenly distributed around the world; rather, they are greatest in regions of significant industrial and agricultural activity, as the synthesis and use of inorganic fertilizers, cultivation of legumes, burning of fossil fuels, and the ...

  • Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector

    More than 250 experts from around the world gathered at the Asilomar Transportation and Energy Conference in August 2007 to tackle what many agree is the greatest environmental challenge the world faces: climate change. This 11th Biennial Conference, organized under the auspices of the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the U.S. ...

  • Alternative Fuels: The Future Of Hydrogen, 3rd Edition

    Revised throughout, this book addresses many of the factors impacting our energy use, including the availability and desirability of various fuels – especially the use of hydrogen. The new edition examines new hydrogen-based technology developments, fuel cell technology breakthroughs, ultra low emission transportation applications, and ...

  • Nuclear Materials Safety Management, Volume II

    The technical papers presented here cover nuclear material safety topics on the storage and disposal of excess plutonium and highly enriched uranium fissile materials, including vitrification, mixed oxide fuel fabrication, plutonium ceramics, reprocessing, geological disposal, transportation, and the Russian regulatory process. The book, ...

  • Alternative Fuels

    Industry is looking for new fuels that can replace coal, oil and natural gas. This free EBook takes a look at some of the technical and regulatory challenges involved in developing alternative fuel ...

  • Maintenance Scheduling in Restructured Power Systems

    The overall goal of this book is to introduce algorithms for improving the economic posture of a utility company in a restructured power system by promoting cost-effective maintenance schedules. This book's topic is very timely as the electric utility industry is undergoing a major restructuring, and what used to be vertically integrated is ...

  • Report 4200: Carbon Capture & Storage Markets

    Report 4200: Carbon Capture & Storage Markets profiles CCS development and pilot plant activity in Europe, Canada and the U.S. and a list of major carbon capture and storage projects. In addition to charts depicting percentage of electricity generation from coal, fuel costs,and the operating cost increase of coal fired plants with CCS, ...

  • Report 4600: Transportation

    Report 4600: Transportation is an assessment and quantitative analysis of an emerging industry of transportation business opportunities resulting from climate change policy. Sub-segments quantified include U.S. sales and growth in Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs); Electric Vehicles (EV); Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs); and ...

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