alternative energy industry Articles

  • Hydrogen production technology for powering civil and industrial systems: a review

    Partial use of alternative energy exemplified by hydrogen energy is expected to reduce negative impacts associated with the current dependence on fossil energy and bring net gain to regional and national economies. Hydrogen has emission levels that are far below the existing and possibly, future standards. Hydrogen energy may enhance energy security and perhaps allay concerns some concerns about ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The diffusion of innovation and perceived risk for the adoption of alternative energy vehicles

    Many researchers have studied alternative energy issues from a policy or industry viewpoint, but few have explored the consumer's beliefs and opinions. Since most applications of alternative energy are being developed for the consumer market, the consumer's acceptance and adoption of these new fuels and alternative energy vehicles are key factors to consider. This research studies the consumer's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coordination of exergy analysis and the MIND method - applied to a pulp and board mill

    The MIND (Method for analysis of INDustrial energy systems) method has been developed for cost optimisation of industrial energy systems, mainly with regard to quantities of energy. Exergy analysis reveals losses, efficiencies and possible improvements. These methods can be combined in order to improve industrial energy systems. In this paper, a Swedish pulp and board mill is used as a case ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental attitudes in the UK nuclear energy industry

    The relatively low carbon footprint of nuclear energy development, when compared to fossil fuel alternatives, is widely cited as one of the main factors influencing the recent policy trend in the UK. This paper examines the shift in UK nuclear energy policy in the 21st century from a position opposed to atomic energy expansion to one in its favour, focusing on the role of carbon emissions. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Interview Vivienne Cox, ceo BP alternative energy: A time for choices

    The economic downturn is sharpening the focus of clean energy investment, says Vivienne Cox, the head of BP’s Alternative Energy business. Cox detects an increasingly business-like approach that the industry is taking towards new investment. ‘It is a time for choices.’ Of the major oil and gas companies, BP was an early mover in promoting and pursuing the business of clean energy, although the ...

  • Business seeks viable alternatives to price cutting

    The UK manufacturing industry is undergoing a severe recession. Any business involved in production is facing serious competition from countries that can produce goods at much lower prices due to cheaper equipment, labour and general costs. Globalisation has meant that companies have had to expand their focus to include new and expanding markets. Assessing where manufacturing functions are best ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Strategic thinking on oil development in China

    It is expected that crude oil production in China will maintain its current level until 2020. Driven by higher living standards and the rapid development of energy intensive industries, China's oil demand will increase rapidly and might lead to heavier import dependency. Three cases of demand forecasts are presented, but for the sake of sustainable economic and social development, neither the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal environmental benefits of utilising alternative energy technologies in Jordan

    With rapid population growth and increase in industrial activities, more energy is consumed, resulting in environmental pollution and economic difficulties. Therefore, the need for utilising renewable energy resources has emerged. Although Jordan does not have adequate fuel supplies (90% of its crude oil is imported), it is gifted with alternative resources. Because of the political and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomass is Carbon Neutral – What Does This Mean for Sustainability?

    The topic of climate change is not without its fair share of controversy, and while there are dozens of conflicting scientific and political perspectives at play, one positive that has emerged from the chaos is that the average global citizen is far more aware of the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility than perhaps ever before. This has trickled into the realm of ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Biogas as an option for industrial applications

    Biogas is typically burned to produce electricity or used as vehicle fuel. This case study analyses possibilities to utilise biogas directly in industrial applications to replace current fossil raw materials. True industrial cases are analysed by considering economic impacts of using either landfill gas or gas produced from biomass. Utilisation of biogas is economically viable and technically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India’s Potential in Harnessing the Alternate Energy Sources

    Long queues for gasoline, high prices and shortage of gasoline are the signs which show that how natural resources are on the verge of depletion. This shows that it is high time for us to view how to utilize natural resources. India is mainly depended on import of petroleum products for its energy requirements. It meets its requirements by importing 70% of petroleum products. This is a point of ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Evaluation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) for utilisation in energy production in developing countries

    In countries such as Ghana, which are still undergoing restructuring in their economies, low-cost energy supplies are most vital for development initiatives and may not only be the main constraint to their economic growth, but a principal source of conflicts in this century. But whether a meaningful and sustainable economic growth would be achieved or not rests exclusively on the removal of these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Thermodynamic and exergy efficiencies of magnetocaloric energy conversion utilising industrial waste heat

    An investigation under which conditions industrial waste heat utilised with magnetic energy conversion machines can be a possible alternative to conventional energy conversion technologies is presented. The application of a numerical model leads to the thermodynamic efficiency, the exergy efficiency, and approximate values of the total mass and the total volume of a magnetic energy conversion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Briquetting Press Has Enhanced The Use Of Biomass Waste

    Biomass waste has been used for producing the energy and fulfilling the household needs. With the inception of briquetting press the briquettes produced from the machines are now being used for greater purposes in diverse industries.   The mounting need for energy and industries are looking for alternative sources of energy for their all power needs. Other than the rising prices and frequent ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Green energy test

    Investment growth in clean energy plummeted from phenomenal rates of more than 50% a year in 2005-7 to just 5% in 2008. With credit hard to get hold of and oil prices languishing in the region of $40 dollar/barrel, what does the future hold for what was a booming alternative energy industry? Michael Liebreich – founder and CEO of New Energy Finance, clean energy analysts – is surprisingly ...

  • Evaluating advanced automotive energy technologies: a multivariate mobility contribution metric

    Mobility technology is beginning to shift from gasoline-fuelled, internal combustion engines to a variety of alternate fuels and powertrains, including hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The benefits and/or limitations of many of these technologies are not well characterised by a simple fuel economy metric: mobility is a complex system requiring a multivariate systems measure, especially ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commercial & Industrial Solar for South Africa Case Study

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY FUTURE WITH CLEAN, RELIABLE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION. SolarReserve’s Energy Solutions division in South Africa provides turnkey, grid-tied and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop, ground-mounted, and carport solutions to South African commercial and industrial entities that will significantly reduce their energy costs, carbon footprint, and ...


    By SolarReserve, LLC.

  • A special look at Kuwait: How renewable energy can serve as a compliment to the oil & gas industry

    Considering growing energy demand and the increasing cost of fossil fuels, many countries have felt the pinch and are either looking into alternative energy options or using them already. One of these countries includes the big oil producer Kuwait. Kuwait has joined a club of renewable energy promoters and recently began shifting its focus to renewable energies for the purpose of reducing the ...

  • Iran's strong case for nuclear power is obscured by UN sanctions and geopolitics

    Rapid growth in Iran's domestic energy demand and its dependence on oil exports for revenue has forced it to consider alternative future energy solutions. Years of inadequate investment in new infrastructure to develop oil and gas reserves may lead to a rapid decline in oil production and delays to key projects that have the potential to expand oil and gas exports over the next decade. Broad ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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