Wind Energy

Brian Hodge, Jason Ganley, Jie Zhang

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Wind energy is a variable and uncertain renewable resource that has long been used to produce mechanical work, and has developed into a large producer of global electricity needs. As renewable sources of energy and feedstocks become more important globally to produce sustainable products, many different processes have started adopting wind power as an energy source. Many times this is through a conversion to hydrogen through electrolysis that allows for a more continuous process input. Other important pathways include methanol and ammonia. As the demand for sustainable products and production pathways increases, and wind power capital costs decrease, the role of wind power in chemical and energy production seems poised to increase significantly.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAlternative Energy Sources and Technologies: Process Design and Operation
Subtitle of host publicationPart III: Processing of Alternatives Raw Materials
EditorsM. Martin
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319287522
ISBN (Print)9783319287508
StatePublished - 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-5D00-66876


  • energy technology
  • environmental economics
  • renewable and green energy


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