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Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Edited by: Prof. Detlef Stolten and Prof. Viktor Scherer

This series originates from a selection of papers based on presentations during the 3rd International Conference on Energy Process Engineering (ICEPE 2013), which focused on the fascinating challenge of the "Transition to Renewable Energy Systems”. More than 170 experts from industry and academia from all over the world presented their solutions to achieve the challenge of the G8 goals for reducing 80 % of CO2 emissions by 2050 and demonstrated how a major share of renewable energies could be realized by 2030. These selected articles will provide readers from research, the private sector and politics with unique focused information on the major technologies transforming our energy system to a renewable one.

  1. Review

    Efficient and ultra-clean use of biogas in the fuel cell - the DFC experience

    FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCE) in Danbury, CT, currently offers three types of stationary fuel cell power plants: the DFC300, DFC1500, and DFC3000, rated 300, 1,400, and 2,800 kW, respectively, to operate on meth...

    Mohammad Farooque, Anthony Leo, Anthony Rauseo and Jin-Yun Wang

    Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:11

    Published on: 16 April 2015

  2. Review

    Methanation of CO2 - storage of renewable energy in a gas distribution system

    This article presents some crucial findings of the joint research project entitled «Storage of electric energy from renewable sources in the natural gas grid-water electrolysis and synthesis of gas components»...

    Tanja Schaaf, Jochen Grünig, Markus Roman Schuster, Tobias Rothenfluh and Andreas Orth

    Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:2

    Published on: 24 December 2014

  3. Original article

    Utilization of renewably generated power in the chemical process industry

    The chemical process industry, mainly the production of organic and inorganic base chemicals, has a significantly high demand for electrical and thermal energy. This demand is constant in time and quantity due...

    Julia Riese, Marcus Grünewald and Stefan Lier

    Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:18

    Published on: 22 August 2014