Energy from Fossil Fuels Articles

  • Ghost Series Enclosed Combustor AB-200 - Case Study #170403

    PROJECT DETAILS Location: RockyMountains FlowRate: 1.75MMSCFD InletPressure: 9”WC Heating Value: 227 BTU/SCF Application: Coal Mine Methane Recovery ...


    By AEREON

  • Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

    Not without a carbon tax, suggests a study by an MIT economist. In recent years, proponents of clean energy have taken heart in the falling prices of solar and wind power, hoping they will drive an energy revolution. But a new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests otherwise: Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all ...

  • Global growth in CO2 emissions almost stalled in 2014

    In 2014, the growth in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production slowed down to only 0.5% compared to 2013, while the world’s economy grew by 3%, showing a partial decoupling of CO2 emissions and economic growth. China and the United States increased their emissions by 0.9%. In the European Union, CO2 emissions decreased by an ...

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee has been collecting and analysing worldwide oil shipping data for over 20 years and meets twice a year. The 2013 autumn meeting was held in Rio de ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Enhancing the efficiency of crude oil transportation pipeline: a novel approach

    In this paper, exergy and economic analyses are carried out on a 30″ crude oil transportation pipeline and related pump stations. The exergy destructions and losses of the components and the entire system were determined in the operation, resulting in the identification of the gas turbines stacks as the major elements of exergy losses. A proposal has been made for improving the energy and exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels and Cement Reach Highest Point in Human History

    We already know the world’s carbon budget is being exhausted at an alarming pace, but a new scientific assessment reveals just how sobering the picture of the global carbon cycle truly is. The Global Carbon ...

  • The Energy Game is Rigged: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Topped $620 Billion in 2011

    The energy game is rigged in favor of fossil fuels because we omit the environmental and health costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas from their prices. Subsidies manipulate the game even further. According to conservative estimates from the Global Subsidies Initiative and the International Energy Agency (IEA), governments around the world spent more than $620 billion to subsidize fossil ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Governments Spend $1.4 Billion Per Day to Destabilize Climate

    We distort reality when we omit the health and environmental costs associated with burning fossil fuels from their prices. When governments actually subsidize their use, they take the distortion even further. Worldwide, direct fossil fuel subsidies added up to roughly $500 billion in 2010. Of this, supports on the production side totaled some $100 billion. Supports for consumption exceeded $400 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Technical note: Calculations concerning the phases present in natural gas hydrates

    The enthalpy change accompanying the phase change of methane from gas to 'cage' enclosure in a clathrate is calculated. It is shown to be close to the heat of vaporisation below the critical temperature. [Received: December 19, 2008; Accepted: March 11, 2009]Keywords: natural gas hydrates, entropy, phase rule, enthalpy change, phase change, methane, gas, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Uncertainty, carbon dioxide concentrations and fossil fuel use

    This paper evaluates the atmospheric CO2 impact of recent energy scenarios. The impact of the expected four-fold increase in energy use is compared with that reflecting a reduced fossil fuel-burning scenario. Measurement of the alternative impact is needed using an econometric modelling approach to the traditional atmospheric equilibrium model. Prescriptions are given regarding the benefits of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A unified perspective on the phase behaviour of petroleum fluids

    We present a coherent and unified group of general explanations for the various phase transitions, which may occur in the seven naturally occurring petroleum fluids with emphasis on their heavy organics. The seven petroleum fluids include, in the order of their fluidity, natural gas, near-critical gas-condensate, light crude, intermediate crude, heavy oil, tar sand and oil shale. At first the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The comeback of the electric car

    High prices at the pump will fuel consumer interest in electric vehicles. That at least is what investors are hoping as they pour hundreds of millions of dollars into technology that uses battery packs to power automobiles instead of internal combustion engines.Take the Chevy Volt concept car that was unleashed at the North American International Auto Show in 2007. It provoked such a flurry of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Thermochemical reactor design and thermal breakdown in middle-rank coals

    Experiments conducted at bench scale can throw new light on the operation of pilot and plant scale processes. In the coal gasification/combustion area, such experiments have ranged from determinations of coal reactivities for novel entrained-flow gasifiers, to investigating the fate of injectant coal during blast furnace operation. Meanwhile, the accurate mimicking of conditions within pilot and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of availability and accessibility of hydrogen production: An approach to a sustainable energy system using methane hydrate resources

    It is considered that use of hydrogen as an energy source may contribute to environmental improvement and provide an alternative energy system. Moreover, it is anticipated that hydrogen will be in great demand in the near future for use in such vehicles as fuel cell-based cars. Research and development of a number of advanced methods of hydrogen production (OTEC, water photolysis using a ...


    By Springer

  • The analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions from 1950 to 2000

    This study analyses energy-related CO2 emissions in the world from 1950 to 2000 based on the estimated CO2 emissions statistics. The results suggest that decrease in the index of CO2/WFFC (WFFC – World Fossil Fuel Consumption), CO2 emission intensity and per capita CO2 emissions are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New technologies for processing high sulphur oil shales and producing highly priced thiophenes

    A technology for processing the light fraction of high sulphur oil shale pyrolysis tar is suggested. The technology allows some industrial hydrocarbon solvents, chemical reagents and sulphur-organic products (for example, thiophene, methyl- and dimethilthiophenes), which are used in organic synthesis, to be obtained and the production of different medical preparations etc.Keywords: Oil shale, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Turning down the heat - Innovation Magazine

    Although not the main contributor on a global scale, combustion by industry has been associated with localized high volume and high concentration sources of CO2 emissions. This is especially true for industries characterized by high energy consumption such as the pulp and paper, chemical, gas and petroleum, steel and mineral processing industries. In addition, the high exhaust temperatures of ...


    By Inproheat Industries Ltd.

  • Adaptive Reuse of Obsolete Power Plants

    ABSTRACT A new world has dawned in the Electric Utility Industry because of the combined effects of deregulation, fuel costs and unit efficiencies, and changes in regulatory requirements applicable to "Grand- fathered" fossil power plants. Many electric utility companies are finding that older facilities are no longer viable as electrical generating stations in the new competitive environment. ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

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