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Introduction

  • Duncan PatersonEmail author
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

The international energy outlook (Conti et al, International energy outlook, (2016)) predicts that the energy demand worldwide will rise by 48% by 2040, with fossil fuels expected to contribute more than 75% in 2040. Petroleum and other liquid fuels are predicted to provide 30% of the total energy demand in 2040. To meet this demand, it may be necessary to target new sources of fossil fuels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark

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