Aims/Description: The environmental impact of rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions is prompting society to explore new methods to generate, use and store energy. This module will build on the sustainability students have already learned, to cover a number of modern approaches to energy generation and storage. There will be a particular focus on how biomass can be used to produce renewable chemicals and fuels, photovoltaics and alternative energy sources, fuel cells, nuclear energy, actinide availability and devices for energy storage. Examples are drawn from cutting-edge academic research and the latest applications in industry.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in Department of Chemistry

Staff Contact: IRAQI AHMED
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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