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Liquid Fuels from Water, CO2, and Solar Energy

EOI. Madrid – 04/04/2011 Solar thermochemical processes for the production of synthetic hydrocarbon fuels make use of concentrated solar radiation as the ene…

Bright sparks in quest for solar fuel – Energy Storage Report

http://energystoragereport.info Wed, 21 May 2014 13:34:20 GMT

As scientists from across the world come together for the Solar Fuels Institute meeting, we look at progress towards a commercially viable solar fuel. … And while solar fuel generation technically includes using sunshine to create hydrogen, SOFI has a particular focus on CO2 catalysis to produce synthesis gas that can then be converted to methane, synthetic petroleum or other liquid fuels. “We want to accelerate research within academic labs because it’s cheaper …

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Solar Reactor for Clean Fuel Production | Science & Technology

http://www.stofficetokyo.ch Wed, 21 May 2014 12:07:42 GMT

In the framework of the EU-project Solarjet, scientists demonstrate for the first time the entire production path to liquid hydrocarbon fuels from water, CO2 and solar energy. The key component of the production process of …

https://plus.google.com 10/22/2012 21:47

http://machineslikeus.com/news/converting-solar-liquid-fuel

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Liquid fuel created using solar energy, carbon dioxide, and genetically modified microorganisms

http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/30/2913852/liquid-fuel-solar-energy-carbon-dioxide-microorganisms-creation

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Way freakin’ cool!

Scientific American Reader: Fossil Free: Microbe Helps Convert Solar Power to Liquid Fuel http://goo.gl/mag/p8dz9

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Concentrating Solar Power Technology

Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage. Concentrating solar power technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems. Site selection and feasibility analysis are discussed, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimisation, improvements and applications. Topics discussed include absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimisation through integrated techno-economic modelling, heliostat size optimisation, heat flux and temperature measurement technologies, concentrating solar heating and cooling for industrial processes, and solar fuels and industrial solar chemistry. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating solar power technology is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimisation and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics. Provides a comprehensive review of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications Reviews fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis and socio-economic and environmental assessments Provides an overview of technologies such as linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems

Liquid Fuels from Water, CO2, and Solar Energy

http://www.slideshare.net 2011-04-06 09:13:36 UTC

by Aldo Steinfeld EOI · 4/04/2011

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Dr.Saravana K.T.Ph.D

Tue May 27 10:03:55 +0000 2014

RT @heliconiuscydno: My Longitude Prize challenge would be: To make liquid fuel from solar energy economically viable http://t.co/HB6dkWv2

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California Lab Sees Solar Fuel Progress as Rust Hurdle Tamed – Businessweek

http://news.google.com Thu, 29 May 2014 18:25:03 GMT

California Lab Sees Solar Fuel Progress as Rust Hurdle TamedBusinessweekBy the 2020s, the lab aims to advance that with a system that blends hydrogen with carbon dioxide absorbed from the air, much as a plant does, to make liquid fuels for cars, heav …

Fuel

Fuels are any materials that store potential energy in forms that can be … Most liquid fuels in widespread use are derived from fossil fuels …

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Solar Reactor turns Sunlight, Water and Carbon Dioxide into Jet Fuel

http://www.techfragments.com Mon, 05 May 2014 10:47:16 GMT

“This is potentially a very interesting novel pathway to liquid hydrocarbon fuels using focussed solar power”, said Shell’s Professor Hans Geerlings. “Although the individual steps of the process have previously been …

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Japan’s Solar Revolution – The Sky’s (Not) the Limit – Tofugu

http://www.tofugu.com Thu, 29 May 2014 16:00:47 GMT

A look at an NBR report entitled Energy Mix in Japan Before and After Fukushima shows a renewed reliance on fossil fuels. In fact, according to Reuters, Japan’s imports of fossil fuels reached record highs after the 2011 …

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Liquid ‘SunGas’ from Sunshine, Water & CO2

Liquid ‘SunGas’ from Sunshine, Water & CO2. A new process has been developed that can take the energy from the sun and use it to convert water and carbon dio…

Opening of Solar Fuel Labs at NTU

Taking a leaf from nature: NTU’s new Solar Fuels Lab – the first in Asia – mimics photosynthesis to turn water into fuel.

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