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Beyond Oil and Gas. The Methanol Economy. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 4342857
  • Book
  • September 2018
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this bestseller discusses the concept and ongoing development of using methanol as a transportation fuel, energy storage medium, and as a raw material to replace oil.

The contents have been expanded by 35% with new chapters on energy storage, methanol from biomass and waste products, as well as on carbon dioxide recycling. Written by the late Nobel laureate George Olah and his team, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with the major challenge posed by tomorrow′s energy and environmental problems.

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1. Introduction

2. Coal in the Industrial Revolution and Beyond

3. History of Petroleum Oil and Natural Gas

4. Fossil Fuel Resources and Their Use

5. Oil and Natural Gas Reserves and their Limits

6. The Continuing Need for Hydrocarbons Fuels and Products

7. Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

8. Renewable Energy Sources and Atomic Energy

9. The Hydrogen Economy and its Limitations

10. The "Methanol Economy": General Aspects

11. Methanol and Dimethyl Ether as Fuels and Energy Carriers

12. Production of Methanol From Still Available Fossil Fuel Resources

13. Production of Renewable Methanol and DME from Biomass and Through Carbon Capture and Recycling

14. Methanol–Based Chemicals, Synthetic Hydrocarbons and Materials

15. Conclusion and Outlook

Further Reading and Information



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George A. Olah
Alain Goeppert
G. K. Surya Prakash
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