publication . Article . 2013

Química Sem Fronteiras: o desafio da energia

Gisele Olímpio da Rocha; Jailson Bittencourt de Andrade; Aline Lefol Nani Guarieiro; Lílian Lefol Nani Guarieiro; Luiz Pereira Ramos;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Química
Abstract
Coal, natural gas and petroleum-based liquid fuels are still the most widely used energy sources in modern society. The current scenario contrasts with the foreseen shortage of petroleum that was spread out in the beginning of the XXI century, when the concept of "energy security" emerged as an urgent agenda to ensure a good balance between energy supply and demand. Much beyond protecting refineries and oil ducts from terrorist attacks, these issues soon developed to a portfolio of measures related to process sustainability, involving at least three fundamental dimensions: (a) the need for technological breakthroughs to improve energy production worldwide; (b) t...
Subjects
free text keywords: energy, fossil fuels, biofuels, energy challenges, General Chemistry, Biofuel, Alternative energy, business.industry, business, Organic chemistry, Oil refinery, Energy security, Fossil fuel, Energy source, Renewable fuels, Chemistry, Sustainability, Biotechnology, Natural resource economics, QD1-999
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