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SEMINAR on Renewable Energy Resources by Dr. Kenell Touryan, October 7, 2004
"The Impeding World Energy Crisis and How Renewable Energy Resources Can Help to Alleviate It" represented by Dr. Kenell Touryan.
Abstract of Presentation
Exponential growth in the world population and increasing demand for energy in developing countries have begun to put serious strain on available fossil fuel resources worldwide. Recent estimates by the U.S. Department of Energy indicate that oil production, worldwide, will peak before the year 2020, natural gas will peak circa 2040 and coal, before the end of this century.
This talk will present best/worse case scenarios in the availability of fossil fuel resources in the 21st century. To alleviate this critical situation, it is necessary to engage in a rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies and plan a careful transition to a hydrogen economy.
To this end we will review the world potential for using renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, biomass, mini-hydro and geothermal, for power production. The status of each technology will be outlined briefly. We will emphasize the fact that renewable technologies are well suited as distributed power generation systems, and can also operate as hybrid systems with traditional energy sources.
We will also explore, briefly, the renewable energy potential for the country of Armenia.
About the Speaker
Dr. Touryan is Vice President of R&D of the American University of Armenia and Chief Technology Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado (one of the 10 National Labs of the U.S. Dept. of Energy). Touryan also manages renewable energy technology projects in Russia, Ukraine and Armenia, under a program entitled “Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention”, also funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2004
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Place: Small Auditorium (5th floor)
The seminar is open to the public free of charge
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