Energy and Nature - an eternal challenge

Chemistry for the Energy Future
(Book Ref. 7)

Parmon, V.N. , Tributsch, H., Bridgewater, A.V., Hall, D.O.
Blackwell Science (1999), 236 Seiten,
ISBN 0-632-05269-4

This book, written with 3 co-authors aims at describing the challenges in chemistry, mankind is facing in the field of energy utilization. From hydrogen utilization to biomass transformation, from water splitting to sustainable fuels a large range of potential technologies are discussed and interpreted. Also potential dangers are commented, when, for example, discussing escape of hydrated methane or carbon dioxide from melting permafrost tundra floors. The challenge, chemistry is posing for the energy future, has to be taken seriously. Because of the importance for industrial development a long term support of relevant research efforts is politically desirable.