Biomethane and Biohydrogen
ISBN: 9090171657 | PDF | 167 pages | 1.7 mb
In 2020, a 10% share of the energy demand in The Netherlands will have to be provided for by renewable energy sources. This target is a consequence of decisions to realise an extensive reduction of the global CO2 emissions, particularly in the industrialised nations. The objective is to stabilise the CO2 level in the atmosphere in order to limit further negative climate effects. Given the current situation it is logical to aim at energy saving and more efficient conversion of fossil fuels. In addition, "CO2-free" operation is required. The objective of this "clean fossil" strategy is to enable utilisation of fossil fuels in a societally responsible manner.
A substantial contribution of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy) to the energy economy is expected in the long term. This requires development of an integrated energy system comprising innovative and highly efficient energy conversion technologies. This enormous challenge calls for a creative approach, while a concomitant modification of the current energy structures is expected.