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Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, 3rd Edition

Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, 3rd Edition

George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, G. K. Surya Prakash

ISBN: 978-3-527-80567-9

Jul 2018

650 pages


Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this bestseller discusses the concept and ongoing development of using methanol as a transportation fuel, energy storage medium, and as a raw material to replace oil.
The contents have been expanded by 35% with new chapters on energy storage, methanol from biomass and waste products, as well as on carbon dioxide recycling. Written by the late Nobel laureate George Olah and his team, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with the major challenge posed by tomorrow's energy and environmental problems.
1. Introduction
2. Coal in the Industrial Revolution and Beyond
3. History of Petroleum Oil and Natural Gas
4. Fossil Fuel Resources and Their Use
5. Oil and Natural Gas Reserves and their Limits
6. The Continuing Need for Hydrocarbons Fuels and Products
7. Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
8. Renewable Energy Sources and Atomic Energy
9. The Hydrogen Economy and its Limitations
10. The "Methanol Economy": General Aspects
11. Methanol and Dimethyl Ether as Fuels and Energy Carriers
12. Production of Methanol From Still Available Fossil Fuel Resources
13. Production of Renewable Methanol and DME from Biomass and Through Carbon Capture and Recycling
14. Methanol-Based Chemicals, Synthetic Hydrocarbons and Materials
15. Conclusion and Outlook
Further Reading and Information