Integrated Energy Planning

As the name implies, integrated energy planning involves the integration of different sectors of energy like petroleum, coal, natural gas, and renewables – normally to produce electricity, heat or transportation fuels.  Integrated energy planning includes energy used for homes and the industrial consumer and has the goal of reducing CO₂ emissions. Integrated energy planning involves…

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CO2 Utilization

CO2 Utilization?  Concern over the increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere and its effect on global climate change has increased the awareness and investigations for reducing CO2 emissions. Nearly half of all CO2 emitted will stay in the atmosphere for centuries. According to Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), CO2 emissions must be reduced by…

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Seaweed or Kelp for Dinner?

Seaweed or kelp for your meal tonight? Seaweed is a term that can be used to describe many different marine-based species of plants and algae. Sea kelp is the largest subgroup of seaweed. Seaweed ranges dramatically in size, whilst sea kelp is always quite large.  Seaweed can grow in any marine environment, including oceans, rivers,…

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CO2 Utilization: The Future of Hydrocarbon Fuels

CO2 Utilization? Carbon dioxide (C02), is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs in nature and serves as source of carbon for photosynthesis in all plants and crops. CO2 utilization’ refers to its use at concentrations above atmospheric levels, directly or as a feedstock in industrial or chemical processes, to produce valuable carbon-containing product. Energy…

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