Electrochemistry and Co-Generation in Arid Regions

Monday, 6 October 2014: 14:40
Expo Center, 2nd Floor, Universal Ballroom (Moon Palace Resort)
A. D. Aljaberi (Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Institute Center for Energy - iEnergy, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is actively exploring the spectrum of renewable energy technologies for maintaining its growth while lowering the impact on both the environment and the economy. The scarcity of fresh water supply in the UAE requires a deeper and more evolved planning for combining different technologies for power generation and water production. Hence, the plan proposed, here, combines different renewable energy technologies, with an emphasis on fuel cell related aspects. This plan serves as a basis for more efficient methods to use local resources for co-generation of power and water in the future, and also gives a very clear perspective and justification for the continuous efforts that are made to find new materials for solid oxide fuel cells, that improve flexibility and applicability.