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Renewable Energy Systems

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  • Represents a one-stop reference to this critical area of sustainability research

  • Examines the potential of geothermal energy, from exploration techniques, drilling, and reservoir engineering management to energy conversion systems and environmental impacts

  • Discusses the full range of energy provision from biomass, including heat, electricity, and biofuels

  • Provides multidisciplinary perspectives on efficient use of wind power from meteorology, aerodynamics, mechanics, electric machinery, and power systems

  • Considers the potential of waste-to-energy power plants to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity, heat, and metals

  • Covers the most promising ocean energy resources for practical applications

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Table of contents (82 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. A

    1. Algae, a New Biomass Resource

      • Cinzia Formighieri, Roberto Bassi
      Pages 1-26
  3. B

    1. Biodiesel

      • Martin Mittelbach
      Pages 27-44
    2. Bioethanol from Celluloses

      • Mats Galbe, Guido Zacchi
      Pages 45-71
    3. Bioethanol from Starch

      • Anton Friedl
      Pages 72-85
    4. Bioethanol from Sugar : The Brazilian Experience

      • Suani Teixeira Coelho, Regiane Gorren, Patricia Guardabassi, Renata Grisoli, José Goldemberg
      Pages 86-109
    5. Biofuels: A Technical, Economic and Environmental Comparison

      • Franziska Mueller-Langer, Stefan Majer, Anastasios Perimenis
      Pages 110-137
    6. Biofuels : Upgraded New Solids

      • Marco Klemm, Ralf Schmersahl, Claudia Kirsten, Nadja Weller
      Pages 138-160
    7. Biogas for Electricity Generation , Hi-tech Applications

      • Frank Scholwin, Michael Nelles
      Pages 161-169
    8. Biogas Production and Energy Crops

      • Christoph Strauß, Armin Vetter, A. Von Felde
      Pages 170-217
    9. Biogas Production , Developing Countries

      • Heinz-Peter Mang, Zifu Li, Martina Mantopi de Porres Lebofa, Elisabeth-Maria Huba, Dishna Schwarz, Roland Schnell et al.
      Pages 218-246
    10. Biogas Substrates from Municipalities and Industries

      • Ulrike Seyfert, Daniela Thrän
      Pages 247-256
    11. Biomass Combustion for Electricity Generation

      • Andreas Wiese
      Pages 290-327
    12. Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Large-Scale Systems

      • Ingwald Obernberger, Friedrich Biedermann
      Pages 343-381
    13. Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Small-Scale Systems

      • Hans Hartmann, Volker Lenz
      Pages 382-431
    14. Biomass Energy Small-Scale Combined Heat and Power Systems

      • Daniel Büchner, Volker Lenz
      Pages 432-458

About this book

Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit.  Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources.  State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power.  This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Keywords

  • Algae
  • Biodiesel
  • Bioethanol
  • Biofuels
  • Biogas
  • Biomass
  • Biomethane
  • Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Geothermal Field and Reservoir Monitoring
  • Geothermal Power Capacity
  • Geothermal Power Stations
  • Ocean Energy
  • Renewable Energy Systems Book
  • Renewable Energy from Biomass
  • Waste to Energy
  • Wind Power

Editors and Affiliations

  • German Biomass Research Centre, Leipzig, Germany

    Martin Kaltschmitt

  • Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany

    Martin Kaltschmitt

  • Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Nickolas J. Themelis

  • Ormat Technologies, Inc., Reno, USA

    Lucien Y. Bronicki

  • Royal Institute of Technology, Electric Power Systems, Stockholm, Sweden

    Lennart Söder

  • Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

    Luis A. Vega

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