Can We Grow Energy? -- Role of Chemistry in the Energy FutureActivity by Tanya Fogg | added on May 09, 2011 | United States
The global demand for energy continues to soar and the interface of biology-chemistry to fossil fuel replacement may be the next breakthrough. How is chemistry preparing for this challenge? What technologies are holding promises? Will biofuels be the solution or create other problems? Speaker: Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State
- Biofuels must be compared with each other and with petroleum fuels using appropriate metrics if we are to make proper choices among them
- Some biofuels, notably cellulosic biofuels, satisfy these metrics, others do not
- In our public discourse, we are asking the wrong questions about biofuels
- If we ask the right questions, we will see that cellulosic biofuels have enormous potential to replace fossil fuels.
- And much more…
|Topic:||biofuels, energy, chemistry, chemistry education||Audience:||students, professional chemists, professors, general public, educators, research scientists, industrial chemists, teachers, post graduate students|