Energy-dense liquids from renewable energy

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Abstract

Those in the global chemical enterprise now agree that the future of the chemical industry depends on becoming more sustainable. Such a goal includes developing energy sources that are not based on fossil fuels, and that do not release large quantities of climate-changing gases. This goal implies developing technologies that effectively collect stranded renewable energy - solar and wind - and enable long-term energy storage and long-distance energy delivery from remote areas. Solar and wind energy are continuing to get cheaper, but they are far from population centers and storage/transmission is difficult. Hence, smallscale distributed manufacturing processes that directly convert the renewable energy to transportable chemicals are important.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
PublisherAIChE
Pages19-21
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781510834491
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventSustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2016Nov 18 2016

Publication series

NameSustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

Conference

ConferenceSustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period11/13/1611/18/16

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Malmali, M. (2016). Energy-dense liquids from renewable energy. In Sustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting (pp. 19-21). (Sustainable Engineering Forum 2016 - Core Programming Area at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting). AIChE.