Fuels from Sunlight, Water and Carbon Dioxide?. Problems with energy as we practice it today. gas prices. Fukushima accident. coral bleaching. hydrolic fracking. peak oil. BP Gulf Coast oil spill. Millions barrels per day. Canadian tar sands. Year. 1 yr energy consumption. =. 1 hr.
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Fuels from Sunlight, Water and Carbon Dioxide?
Problems with energy as we practice it today
BP Gulf Coast oil spill
Millions barrels per day
Canadian tar sands
1 yr energy consumption
150 million km
8 times the volume
16 times the weight
Chemical energy (liquid fuel) is high density
Just a pinch of chemistry
The magic ingredient
Solar energy is abundant
Chemical fuels store energy well
Solar heat uses all wavelengths of light
Designer materials use heat to make fuels
gas prices: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/oct/05/calif-gas-prices-shock-drivers/
peak oil: http://www.paulchefurka.ca/Population.html
CO2 levels: Indermühle A., T.F. Stocker, F. Joos, H. Fischer, H.J. Smith, M. Wahlen, B. Deck, D. Mastroianni, J. Tschumi, T. Blunier, R. Meyer, B. Stauffer. 1999. Nature 398:121-126; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001 (http://www.ipcc.ch); Dr. Pieter Tans, NOAA/ESRL (www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/) and Dr. Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (scrippsco2.ucsd.edu/).
fukushima daiichi: http://journeys4good.com/on-location/fukushima-50-japans-volunteer-heroes-and-the-international-volunteers-they-inspire/
coral reefs: http://fooyoh.com/menknowpause_lifestyle_living/5141673
oil spill: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/photogalleries/100608-gulf-oil-spill-environment-birds-animals-pictures/
solar energy map: http://www.alternative-energy-resources.net/solarenergydisadvantages.html
the sun: http://haysvillelibrary.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/the-song-of-the-sun/
magnifying lens: http://www.tutorvista.com/physics/magnifying-glass-lens
Canadian tar sands: National Geographic Magazine “Scraping Bottom” March 2009, photo Peter Essick
human respiration: http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/BioBookRESPSYS.html
solar collection field: http://kawngroup.com/solar-thermal-energy-systems/