This course covers the fundamental science, engineering, and practical operation of energy technologies with low greenhouse gas emissions, low air pollution emissions, and less solid waste. This course will investigate energy technologies related to solar, wind, water, and hydrogen-based energy economies. Students will learn about fuel cells, electrolyzers, hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, cogeneration, polygeneration, biogas, biomass, and other renewable energy technologies. Students will quantify the relative energy, environmental, and economic impacts of energy supply chains based on a variety of more environmentally-benign energy technologies, and be able to compare the relative merits of each.

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