New Perspectives in Solar Fuels
It is important to diversify the energy portfolio by including renewable fuels, primarily solar fuels, such as hydrogen, ammonia, methanol and ethanol. These fuels can cleanly be produced by using solar energy in thermal or/and electrical forms as to be supplying the necessary energy inputs to synthetically achieve the fuel synthesis. This presentation will introduce new methods and technologies for production of solar fuels, discuss the key parameters and criteria for the processes, evaluate their performances through energy and exergy efficiencies, and develop integrated systems for multigeneration.
Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ontario and visiting professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Yildiz Technical University. Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored/co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. He has recently been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of The Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering.