The AZoCleantech.com "Clean Technology Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles that cover the key technology areas where clean technologies are making an impact and where they will make an increasing impact. All the articles are written by experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
- Nanocellulose: Rediscovering Forest Resources
By Prof Arthur Ragauskas, Fulbright Chair of Alternative Energy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
- Innovative Phosphorus Removal Technologies
By Dr. Aleksandra Drizo, CEO, PhosphoReduc LLC. CEO, 70 South Winooski Avenue; Burlington, VT, USA.
- Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tourism Industry - Examining the Difference Between Mainstream Tour Operators in the UK and Canada
By Dr. Rachel Dodds, Director/Owner, Sustaining Tourism and Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University and Jacqueline Kuehnel, JK Consulting Enterprises.
- Research in the Urban Transformation Towards Energy Efficient Cities
By Professor Steffen Lehmann, Director, sd+b Research Centre; University of South Australia, Adelaide.
- Using Biomass to Produce Fuels and Chemicals for the Renewable Energy Market
By Professor Mark Mascal, Group Leader, Mascal Research Group; Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis.
- Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Compared to the Alternatives
Dr. C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, cleancaroptions.com.
- Clean Technology Investments - An Introduction to Clean Technology Investments
By John O'Brien, Managing Director, Australian CleanTech.
- Battery Electric Vehicles vs. Hydrogen Vehicles
By Dr Sigmund Gronich.
- Electric Vehicle Range Extension Using a High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell
By Dr. Daniel A. Betts, Director of Business Affairs; and Richard Viens, Deputy Director of Business Affairs, EnerFuel.
- Transportation Fuel Independence would be Achieved by High-Efficiency Sugar Fuel Cell Vehicle (SFCV)
By Professor Y.-H. Percival Zhang, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
- Building the Global Clean Economy "At Speed and Scale"
By Alison Wise, Senior Strategic Analyst, Commercialization & Deployment Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Nanocellulose: Rediscovering Forest Resources
Although studied extensively, only recently have the nanoscale benefits of cellulose become apparent. Prof Arthur Ragauskas of the Georgia Institute of Technology explains how nanocellulose is rapidly making many of the products we depend on today ‘better!’ Read more
Innovative Phosphorus Removal Technologies
This "Thought Leader" contribution by Dr. Aleksandra Drizo, CEO of PhosphoReduc, discusses the development and implementation of phosphorus removal technologies, phosphorus re-use as a soil amendment in agriculture, forestry, acid mine reclamation and horticulture. Read more
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tourism Industry - Examining the Difference Between Mainstream Tour Operators in the UK and Canada
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its Tourism 2020 report estimates international travellers will reach 1.2 billion by the end of the next decade. It also emphasizes the importance of tourism businesses to develop and implement a sustainability strategy to reduce harm while increasing the long-term benefits to local communities. Read more
Research in the Urban Transformation Towards Energy Efficient Cities
In this 'Thought Leader' article Professor Steffen Lehmann, a highly respected German-born architect and urbanist, discusses the potential benefits of the urban transformation towards a ‘zero emissions and zero waste city’. Read more
Using Biomass to Produce Fuels and Chemicals for the Renewable Energy Market
Inexpensive chemical technologies are well positioned to compete in the renewables markets, particularly as petrochemical margins are squeezed by the rising cost and declining availability of oil. Read more
Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Compared to the Alternatives
At the beginning of the 20th century, American drivers faced a fundamental choice: battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or gasoline-powered internal combustion vehicles (ICVs). In 1989 and 1900 more BEVs were sold than all gasoline ICVs and steam engines combined. Read more
Clean Technology Investments - An Introduction to Clean Technology Investments
Clean Technology investments are often seen as highly speculative and backing only the 'bleeding' edge of science innovation. If this was the case, then it would only suit those with a very high risk tolerance seeking large returns. Read more
Battery Electric Vehicles vs. Hydrogen Vehicles
In summary, DOE needs to stress the importance of a vehicle market transformation strategy for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in concert with the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate.Read more
Electric Vehicle Range Extension Using a High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell
Vehicle electrification is all the rage. In March 2009, President Obama pledged to have 1 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on US roads by 2015. Through the Recovery Act and other grants, billions of dollars are being spent to support the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) into mainstream markets. Read more
Transportation Fuel Independence would be Achieved by High-Efficiency Sugar Fuel Cell Vehicle (SFCV)
The integration of on-board biotransformation for hydrogen generation, hydrogen PEM fuel cells, and an electric motor leads to an ultra-high energy efficiency power train system for personal vehicles, call sugar fuel cell vehicle (SFCV). Read more
Building the Global Clean Economy "At Speed and Scale"
The clean energy landscape is changing every day, accelerated in its development because we are experiencing a kind of synergy between the invention of the internet and the continued innovation in renewable energy technology. Read more