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Elsevier’s Energy and Power Collection offers the latest innovations in the energy transition with a focus on content that supports and advances the reduction of CO2 emissions. The collection includes content on solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, biofuels and bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cells, and addresses topics such as energy storage, efficiency, management, economics, and policy, among others.

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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Minaxi Sharma + 4 more
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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Bioproducts, Volume One is part of a comprehensive three-volume set that explores the various possibilities of adding value to lignocellulosic biomass materials by transforming them into bioproducts, biofuels, and biomaterials. With an emphasis on microbial biotechnological solutions, each volume examines how renewable natural resources, agriculture waste management, and valorization of agro-wastes can sustainably produce energy and fuels, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biomaterials. This volume addresses all aspects of value-added bioproducts production from lignocellulosic materials.The opening chapter of the book reviews the fundamentals of biotechnology and biochemistry and provides an overview of lignocellulose, its properties, potential use, volume of production and by-products, and economical importance. Following this, chapters provide critical reviews of the latest developments in lignocellulosic biomass conversion into value-added products and provide step-by-step guidance on key processes and methods, including genetic engineering approaches, microbial pathways, thermochemical routes, and pre-treatment technologies. Various technological approaches are explained, including novel, eco-friendly methods for biomass conversion that reduce waste, and the role of microorganisms and their mechanisms are explored in depth.

Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae

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  • November 1, 2024
  • José Carlos Magalhães Pires + 2 more
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Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae discusses different mechanisms used by microalgae to treat various gaseous streams, wastewaters, and pollution bioremediation. In addition, the advantages of the application of microalgal biomass in the agricultural and food/feed sectors are presented and bioenergy from microalgae with a view to sustainability is explored. The present covers the use of microalgal cultures in various applications, such as: the treatment of gaseous streams by removing various contaminants, wastewater treatment through the removal of several pollutants, biomass valorization for agriculture purposes, bioenergy from microalgae, and industrial integration of all these processes in a biorefinery concept.Finally, the book emphasizes the importance of gathering scientific knowledge to overcome drawbacks related to microalgal production and develops the concept of biorefinery based on microalgal biomass for a more sustainable future.

Waste-to-Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Pooja Sharma + 5 more
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Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies presents the latest developments and applications for the conversion of waste into biofuels and other energy products. Divided into two parts, Section I reviews the major sources of solid waste and their management strategies in developing countries, and includes the collection, composition, segregation, and dispersal of various waste streams, as well as the generation of biogas and other value-added products. Section II examines the transformation of waste into biofuels and the management strategies required to efficiently implement waste-to-energy processes.Methods for the production of hydrogen, biomethane, biofuels, and bioenergy, as well as resource recovery are discussed in depth, and mathematical models are provided for anaerobic digestion techniques. The benefits and challenges of waste-to-energy as a waste management strategy are explored through dedicated chapters on the techno-economics, environmental and social regulation, and the operation of WtE plants. The final chapter of the book presents a lifecycle assessment and environmental impact analysis of the technologies and strategies discussed.

Innovations in the Global Biogas industry

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Tonderayi S Matambo + 1 more
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Innovations in the Global Biogas Industry: Applications of Green Principles critically reviews the whole biogas supply chain from substrates to upgraded biogas. The book evaluates the application of green principles at each stage of biogas production and combines this with case studies and a review of the latest technological advances to produce a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the biogas industry. The first three sections of the book guide the reader through the whole supply chain of biogas production, from feedstock and waste management, to process design, plant design, operation, optimization, and end products.The sustainability of biogas industry operations is then addressed in-depth through a lifecycle assessment, alongside the techno-economics and safety considerations. Each section considers small-, medium-, and large-scale biogas plant related developments, and how green principles are applied at each scale. Finally, the critical element of biogas industry stakeholders is explored, which discusses financing mechanisms, policies and regulations, global markets, and governance issues relating to the biogas sector.

The Intersection of Blockchain and Energy Trading

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Sidique Gawusu + 2 more
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The Intersection of Blockchain and Energy Trading: Exploring Decentralized Solutions for Next-Generation Energy Markets equips readers with a practical understanding of the opportunities and challenges of this cutting-edge technology for the renewable energy markets of the future.Its multidisciplinary team of authors and editors provide a holistic guide to blockchain in energy markets, beginning with the fundamentals of energy trading and foundational principles of blockchain technology. Subsequent chapters demonstrate the applied opportunities for a variety of energy outcomes including renewable energy, decentralized energy, and electric vehicles.Essential use-cases such as demand response and ancillary services are covered, and the final chapters offer guidance on the impact of the technology for energy poverty and sustainability. Packed with models, case studies, and tools for implementation and practice, this book is an essential guide for researchers and professionals at the forefront of energy market innovation.

Grid-Forming Converters

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Jingyang Fang + 4 more
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Grid-Forming Converters: Principles, Control, and Applications in Modern Power Systems is a pioneering guidebook to this state-of-the-art technology and its potential in enabling more-electronics grids and deep renewable integration for the energy systems of the future. Beginning with a clear explanation of the challenges presented for the standard synchronous generator or grid-tied converters by fossil-fuel phase-out and renewable integration, this book goes on to explain the fundamental concepts of grid-forming converters.Having established a solid foundational understanding the reader will learn practical techniques for implementation including design, control, analysis, and optimization. Finally, readers tackle case studies and example applications from energy storage to electric vehicles. From several of the foremost experts and educators in energy systems and power electronics, Grid-Forming Converters is an essential tool for students, professors and engineers working to make renewable-based grids a reality.

Internet-of-Things Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructures

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Monika Freunek
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Internet-of-Things Cybersecurity in Critical Infrastructures: Case Studies in Energy Systems takes readers from the basic principles of cybersecurity in essential public infrastructure to the specific requirements of energy systems connected to the Internet-of-Things. This book provides a holistic approach to the challenges (legal, technological, and human) of AI and IOT integration for renewable, modern energy infrastructure. It outlines the fundamental challenges and technologies of cybersecurity for essential infrastructure and goes on to apply this specifically to energy grids and systems, in the light of the ML, AI, and IOT technologies required for renewable integration.Case studies are provided to ensure the reader is fully equipped to problem-solve and apply the knowledge in the development and planning of secure energy infrastructure. Packed with a wealth of practical experience and guidance, this book is a critical resource for energy system engineers looking for a primer on the cybersecurity needs of connected, renewable-integrated energy infrastructure.

Solar Energy Technologies in Cultural Heritage

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Elena Lucchi
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Solar Energy Technologies in Cultural Heritage offers a complete overview of solar renewable energy possibilities, developments, innovations, and challenges for cultural heritage applications, bridging the traditional boundary between research, professional practices, and policies, and between arts, architecture, engineering, and social science. This is an essential resource for all those with an interest in solar energy technologies for built environment and particularly cultural heritage, including researchers, scientists, and graduate students, engineers, designers, developers, and policymakers.Conservation of heritage buildings, particularly in urban settings, has evolved from purely physical preservation to making them functionally relevant for the modern day through redevelopment and repurposing. This opens the opportunity for the integration of active solar energy systems in buildings, towns, and landscapes. This book presents international contributions on the integration of solar renewable energies within cultural heritage, providing detailed coverage of the cultural, legislative, and social framework, design criteria and simulation tools, and innovative materials and technologies, and addressing key challenges.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Science and Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kongfa Chen + 2 more
  • English
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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Science and Engineering: Fundamentals, Materials, and Technologies is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of solid oxide fuel cells. In addition to systematically reviewing the science and technologies of solid oxide fuel cells, the book provides numerical simulations, engineering applications and other important guidance on the commercialization and engineering of solid oxide fuel cells. The opening chapters of the book systematically explain the fundamentals, key emerging materials and technologies of solid oxide fuel cells, including surface chemistry and segregation, and oxygen reduction and fuel (such as hydrogen) oxidation reactions.It then examines the latest developments of cathode and anode materials as well as the robust nanostructured electrodes fabricated by innovative approaches such as exsolution for efficient and durable solid oxide fuel cells. The development of solid oxide fuel cells stacks and systems are also explained within the context of practical application. Finally, the book critically evaluates the development and fundamental issues of reversible solid oxide cells, as a promising technology for energy storage and regeneration. Throughout the book, there is a focus on increasing the theoretical and practical efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells, such as by activity/stability towards high power densities and increasing device lifetimes for commercialization.

State-of-the-Art Geothermal Well Drilling Case Studies

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Dan E Scott + 1 more
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State-of-the-Art Geothermal Well Drilling Case Studies provides updated information on technological advances and research on the state-of-the-art performance of recent geothermal wells drilled for energy in the global push to reduce greenhouse gases. The book provides advances in a rapidly growing market that has adopted and adapted oilfield technologies to rapid scale development and production as demonstrated through global examples in a case-study format. Different geologic formations and well trajectories require different drilling tools and drilling parameters to yield optimum results.Showcasing current examples of successful global geothermal well-drilling applications, this text provides readers, researchers, and industry professionals with the keys needed to rapidly scale geothermal drilling operations, a clean and abundant source of energy that supports sustainability and reduction of carbon emissions.