Advances in Energy Research. Volume 35


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This volume includes six chapters that detail recent advancements in energy research. Chapter One describes a method for optimizing the efficiency of energy storage systems in applications like electric vehicles, thus reducing battery aging and cost of ownership. Chapter Two provides an overview of existing technologies for the production of hydrogen from biomass and discusses their pros and cons. Chapter Three addresses the main challenges, perspectives and innovations related to the use of different biomasses for the generation of clean energy through distinct thermal processes in the Brazilian Northeast. Chapter Four deals with China’s role in the expansion of nuclear energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter Five gives a rundown of the latest developments in organic-inorganic perovskite nanogenerators, such as piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators. Lastly, Chapter Six explains smart grid technology for maintaining the functioning of a wind-solar electric system.

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Chapter 1. Optimization of Energy Storage System for Mobile or Stationary Applications using Model Predictive Control through Pareto-Front Analysis
(Nicolas Sockeel, Michael Mazzola and James Gafford – Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, University North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, US)

Chapter 2. Hydrogen Production from Biomass
(Dolores Hidalgo, Jesús M. Martín-Marroquín and David Díez – CARTIF Technology Centre, Area of Circular Economy, Valladolid, Spain)

Chapter 3. Challenges of the Use of Different Biomasses in Brazilian Northeast for the Clean Energy Production
(Glauber Cruz, Arthur Vinicius Sousa Silva, Cláudia Rosa do Espírito Santo Nóbrega, Jorge Bertoldo Júnior, Julie Brenda Santos da Silva, Maria Eliziane Pires de Souza, and Regina Célia Espinosa Modolo – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 4. China’s Role in the Expansion of Nuclear Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean
(Jorge Morales Pedraza – Senior Researcher Consultant, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 5. Organic-Inorganic Perovskites Nanogenerators for Energy Harvesting Applications
(Savita Sharma, K. Uday Kumar, D. Haranath, R. Rakesh Kumar and Hitesh Borkar – Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Warangal, Telangana, India, et al.)

Chapter 6. Smart Grid Technology for Maintaining the Functioning of a Wind-Solar Electric System
(E. Chaikovskaya – Senior Researcher, Associate Professor – Department of Theoretical, General and Nonconventional Power Engineering, Odessа Polytechnic State University, Ukraine)


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