Alternative Energies

Updates on Progress

  • Germán Ferreira

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. S. Astals, M. Romero-Güiza, J. Mata-Alvarez
    Pages 1-26
  3. Maryori Díaz-Ramírez, Fernando Sebastián Nogués, Javier Royo, Adeline Rezeau
    Pages 27-45
  4. Fernando José da Silva, Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima, Yoge Jerônimo Ramos da Costa, Celso Rosendo Bezerra Filho, Marcelo Bezerra Grilo
    Pages 47-68
  5. Sergio Usón, Wojciech J. Kostowski, Jacek Kalina
    Pages 69-91
  6. K. M. Almohammadi, D. B. Ingham, L. Ma, M. Pourkashanian
    Pages 93-112
  7. S. Laín, O. López, B. Quintero, D. Meneses
    Pages 113-139
  8. Dario Delgado, Glenn Hefter, Manickam Minakshi
    Pages 141-161
  9. Victor José Ferreira, José Luís Figueiredo, Joaquim Luís Faria
    Pages 221-239
  10. María P. del Pablo-Romero, Antonio Sánchez-Braza, Enrique Lerma
    Pages 241-266
  11. David Zambrana Vásquez, Alfonso Aranda Usón, Ignacio Zabalza Bribián, Germán Ferreira
    Pages 267-287

About this book


This book presents nine chapters based on fundamental and applied research of alternative energies. At the present time, the challenge is that technology has to come up with solutions that can provide environmentally friendly energy supply options that are able to cover the current world energy demand. Experts around the world are working on these issues for providing new solutions that will break the existing technological barriers. This book aims to address key pillars in the alternative energy field, such as: biomass energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy and their environmental implications, with the most updated progress for each pillar. It also includes the life cycle assessment (LCA) and thermoeconomic analysis (TA) as tools for evaluating and optimising environmental and cost subjects. Chapters are organized into fundamental research, applied research and future trends; and written for engineers, academic researches and scientists.


Biomass Energy Environmental Implications Geothermal Energy Hydroelectric Power Hydroelectric Power Hydrogen Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Germán Ferreira
    • 1
  1. 1.Circe / Centre of Research for Energy Resources and ConsumptionZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40679-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40680-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-8433
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-8441
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