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Methanol is a primary feedstock for biodiesel production, and it is traditionally produced from natural gas and coal. Crude glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, is an alternative source of methanal, and is so abundant today that it is consi... Read
Master's project
Concentrated solar power plants use sunlight to produce the superheated steam required to drive a conventional power cycle. In linear concentrator systems, the heat is generated using parabolic trough mirrors that focus the sunlight onto a horizontal... Read
Master's project

The Impact of Distributed Generation on Energy Trading

Corina Stoenescu
BKW – Bern | Fri, 02/01/2013 - Sun, 06/30/2013
Power generation from locally available renewable sources is increasingly gaining attention and support, but the integration of these new sources of energy into the power grid still poses great challenges to power providers.   For her ... Read
Master's project
Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) are operational regardless to wind direction, eliminating the need to orient them towards the wind. Despite their many advantages, they have yet to find widespread commercial application. For her Master’s... Read
Master's project

Large-eddy simulation of turbine wake interactions in a large wind farm

Chang-Hung Chen
EPFL – Lausanne | Mon, 02/18/2013 - Fri, 06/21/2013
When wind-turbines are set up in large wind farms, down-wind turbines are driven by the turbulent wake of those up-wind, leading to significant reductions in their performance. Using numerical simulations, Chang-Hung Chen studied the flow charac... Read
Master's project

Renewable Energy Breakthrough into Refugee Camps

Hamed Ziade
UNHCR – Geneva | Mon, 02/18/2013 - Tue, 09/03/2013
Refugee camps are complex operations, often set in off-grid areas, that require thorough planning and complex infrastructure to guarantee the delivery of services and the wellbeing of their residents. Access to energy is primordial is of particular i... Read