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Author(s): Teresa M. Mata
António A. Martins
Nídia S. Caetano
Manuel Carlos Felgueiras
Title: New trends in energy production and utilization
Issue Date: 2017-03-01
Abstract: Energy has been the engine of nations' development, and this has driven mankind towards growing energy needs, in particularfor transportation, agricultural and industrial activities and buildings. Energy for transportation is based on oil derived fuel,whereas energy in buildings consists mainly of electricity, which is produced from fossil fuels, nuclear power and/or fromrenewable energy sources, such as hydro and solar. Agricultural and industrial activities use a combination of fossil fuels andelectric energy. To increase the sustainability of energy production and efficient energy use, it is urgent that better monitoringand control systems are used, and increase the energy production from renewable sources. This drives the energy sector towardsthe need for Life Cycle Analysis of energy processes to support the selection and implementation of more sustainable energysystems, as well as to develop better and more intelligent electric energy grids, where storage energy systems plays an essentialrole. These questions will be briefly discussed in this paper, focusing in the current situation, existing problems and potentialsolutions, and expected developments.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas
Technological sciences
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/00511/2013 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006939/Laboratório de Engenharia de Processos, Ambiente, Biotecnologia e Energia/LEPABE
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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