Carbon Nanotubes for Energy Applications

Dennis Antiohos, Mark Romano, Jun Chen, Joselito M Razal

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The energy crisis during the 1970s sparked the development of renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures. As supply eventually met demand, these programs were scaled back. Ten years later, the hazards of pollution led to work on minimisation and reversal of the environmental impact of fossil fuel extraction, transport and consumption. The United States Department of Energy predicts that 20 years from now, the world’s energy consumption will increase by 20%). The growing concerns over the constant use of fossil fuels and its effect on climate change, has once again spurred research on sustainable energy development and on enhancement in renewable energy systems. Advances in energy storage and conversion systems that will make our energy usage more efficient are essential if we are to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSyntheses and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites
EditorsSatoru Suzuki
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherIntechOpen Limited
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9789535111252
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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