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Event report: The role of materials in the energy transition, Tue. 19 November 2013

The role of materials in the energy transition By: Mariësse van Sluisveld Energy transition or material efficiency? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that, in order to limit the effects of climate change, a reduction of 50–85 per cent in global greenhouse gas will be needed by 2050, advocating a radical shift away …

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Event report: YES-DC CSP Event – 24 October 2013

YES-DC CSP Event – 24 October 2013. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is often mentioned as a promising technique to harvest solar energy. Especially for countries where solar energy is abundant, CSP could provide a cheap and reliable solution. To evaluate the different techniques and their opportunities within upcoming economies, YES-DC invited two speakers: Ed Roovers, …

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Event report: THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION – A blessing or a curse?

THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION – A blessing or a curse? By: Alexandra Dumitru The exploration of unconventional energy sources such as shale gas was made possible by a new technology called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Wide experimentation in the United States has made exploration of shale resources commercially feasible and brought about the shale (gas) …

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YES-DC’s Thorium event report: ‘the Energy wonder of Thorium’?

The activity held on March 6th 2013 concerned the topic of ‘The energy Wonder of Thorium’. Thorium (Th, element 90) is an element that can be used as a fuel in new types of Nuclear Fission reactors. Thorium is more abundant than Uranium and leaves less harmless waste materials than current nuclear power plants. Currently, …

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