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Title Catalysis for energy : fundamental science and long-term impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program / Committee on the Review of the Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 128 pages) : illustrations
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- Overview of the Catalysis Science Program -- Overview of the Catalysis Science Program portfolio -- Key influences on the development of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program portfolio -- Analysis of Catalysis Science Program portfolio -- Findings and recommendations -- Appendix A. Statement of task -- Appendix B. Guest speaker and Committee biographic information -- Appendix C. Guest speakers -- Appendix D. Industry questionnaire respondents -- Appendix E. 2005 Committee of visitors review excerpt -- Appendix F. Catalysis Science Program principal investigators
Summary "This book presents an in-depth analysis of the investment in catalysis basic research by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Catalysis Science Program. Catalysis is essential to our ability to control chemical reactions, including those involved in energy transformations. Catalysis is therefore integral to current and future energy solutions, such as the environmentally benign use of hydrocarbons and new energy sources (such as biomass and solar energy) and new efficient energy systems (such as fuel cells). It concludes that BES has done well with its investment in catalysis basic research. Its investment has led to a greater understanding of the fundamental catalytic processes that underlie energy applications, and it has contributed to meeting long-term national energy goals by focusing research on catalytic processes that reduce energy consumption or use alternative energy sources. In some areas the impact of the research has been dramatic, while in others, important advances in catalysis science are yet to be made."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject United States. Department of Energy. Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Catalysis -- Industrial applications -- Research -- United States.
Fuel -- Research -- United States
Power resources -- Research -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Review of the Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program.
National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies.
ISBN 0309128579 (electronic bk.)
9780309128575 (electronic bk.)