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Fuels Future for a Low-Carbon World - Shared screen with gallery view
Maury Dobbie
We welcome you to the "Fuels Future in a Low-Carbon World". We will repost the 60 minute video of this webinar and anyone can view free of charge at https://cercsymposium.org/fuels-future-for-a-low-carbon-world/
Maury Dobbie--Collaboratory
Please type your questions in the Q&A area. Our moderator, Dr. Bryan Willson, will try to get to as many questions as possible.
Gary Kuhn
Can you post the symposium URL
Tim Olsen
Awesome Saara! Do you have a link to the atlas?
Maury Dobbie--Collaboratory
The 9th annual 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium is coming up next week on May 4, 5 and May 14. Co-hosted by the four Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (Univ of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State Univ, National Renewable Energy Lab) this event is free to attend but everyone must register. https://cercsymposium.org/energy-transition-symposium-2021/ You can watch some or all of the 3-day event with over 55 speakers in 16 different sessions.
Samuel Vinson
What is Wartsila's progress on dual-fuel engines to interconnect with gas pipeline systems using blending of hydrogen at different percentages?
Shantanu Jathar
Nice perspectives, Bryan, Saara, and Jason. Playing devil’s advocate here. With our electric and transportation needs likely to be met with solar and wind in combination with batteries, how much ‘fuel’ do we really need by 2050, given that the investments you are talking about will span over the next few decades. Perhaps not a lot and therefore we don’t need a lot of land to produce those fuels and not be so efficient in doing so?
Gary Kuhn
Have you quantified the cost hurdles in these different efficiencies and industries?
Tim Olsen
Petteri, the original "E" was not 100% efficient; perhaps 40% for wind and 20% for solar. Might including that factor makes simple photosynthesis look pretty good?
Robert Bono
In regards to the latest thoughts about biofuel for IC engines . . . is there a business case, a technical feasibility case and an environmental case that will make some biofuels a viable replacement for most fossil-based liquid fuels, and extend IC engine use for the near future?
Petteri Laaksonen
We modelled that with Wärtsilä and NPPD in Nebraska already in 2019
Tim Olsen
Ah yes, sooner or later human population re-enters the equation.
Petteri Laaksonen
When talking about electricity and efficiency it is assumed that system supplies the required electricity. It is not related to capacity utilization as I understand Tim Olsen is referring to.
Wayne Christianson
centralized hydrogen production, storage and distribution is unlikely to be able to use a majority of existing fuel storage and distribution infrastructure based on steels with hydrogen embrittlement issues. Does this then lend itself to localized production and use initially, or conversion to ammonia as a transportable hydrogen "carrier" more compatible with existing infrastructure?
Petteri Laaksonen
This means that there has to be storages in the system to balance the variable production.
Maury Dobbie--Collaboratory
How do you consider the use of syngas (synthetic gas) from the municipal solid waste and scrap tires as fuel for electric energy generation?Question from Francisco Mathews: My question merges from the problem of waste management disposal in the Caribbean territory due to scarcity of land and inappropriate municipal landfills.
Francisco Mathews
Thanks a lot!!!
Petteri Laaksonen
Next time would be nice to have two hours :)
Petteri Laaksonen
Thank you!