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Cover for Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and us.

This book contains 17 chapters covering the following topics: (1) the need for electricity and the main energy sources available; (2) hydroelectric generation; (3) tidal generation; (4) wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion; (5) steam turbines and their cooling systems; (6) nuclear...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Emerging trends in microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.

This chapter describes the global energy scenario and trends, and the need to harness alternative energy sources to satisfy the ever increasing energy demands and energy deficits. These renewable energy sources include microbial fuel cells for electricity generation and biofuels. The importance of...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Electrical energy from microorganisms.

This chapter describes the principle of current generation in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and the mechanisms of electron transfer in these MFCs, viz., direct electron transfer, mediated electron transfer, and direct oxidation of exported catabolites. The components of MFCs as well as the uses of...

Author(s)
Berchmans, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nanotechnology and bioenergy: innovations and applications.

Nanotechnology has the potential to improve current technologies applied for biochemical as well as thermochemical processes for treatment and conversion of biomass to generate bioenergy in a variety of forms such as liquid biofuels, biohydrogen, biogas and electricity. These include improved...

Author(s)
Pattarkine, M. V.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Innovation in the wood bio-energy sector in Europe.

This chapter aims to analyse sources of innovations for bio-energy at the firm level and to assess which policies have supported or impeded company innovations and business development. Our analyses are based on 14 firm-level cases from eight European countries. The case study data were collected...

Author(s)
Nybakk, E.; Niskanen, A.; Bajric, F.; Duduman, G.; Feliciano, D.; Jablonski, K.; Lunnan, A.; Sadauskiene, L.; Slee, B.; Teder, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936891)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gaseous biofuels.

This paper discusses the properties and sources of various gaseous biofuels, which could not only be used for both electricity generation and heating, but also most importantly as a transport fuel. These gaseous biofuels include methane (biogas), hydrogen, and dimethyl ether (DME). Methane, as a...

Author(s)
Scragg, A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935924)
Type
Book chapter

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