Sources of fossil energy:
- Resources and reserves
- Production and Consumption
Sources of renewable energy.
The Kyoto Protocol.
2. Future technologies: a general overview
Hydrogen production and storage.
Hydrogen applications: direct use in the automotive sector, fuel cells, hydrogen-based combined cycle systems.
The outlook for hydrogen and the hydrogen economy.
Energy diagnostics and auditing.
Energy efficiency in the housing sector; the industrial sector; the transport sector and in the distribution of electricity.
Efficient energy management in various processes.
The energy economy and energy models:
- Energy markets.
- Energy cost.
- Market liberalisation.
- Emissions trading.
Debates with speakers from various industries to provide their views on the topic.
- Description of the process
- Diagrams, design and dimensions of the installation
- Equipment selection
- Cost analysis
The project must be carried out in groups of 3 or 4 and most of the work will need to be completed away from the classroom. However, introductory and group work follow-up sessions will take place in the classroom. The project will be presented publicly and is expected to account for 75 hours.