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Alternative Fuels in Transportation

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In SARNIA on Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Lambton College, 1457 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 6K4
Room: N105


In LONDON on Thursday March 15th, 2007

Date: Thursday March 15th, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:

- Room 2100, Spencer Engineering Building,
- University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Paid Parking: Across from the Spencer Engineering Buildingl
Map: www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps


RSVP:   a.husain[at]ieee.org
Cost: Free

Abstract 

The realization of dwindling fossil fuel supplies and their adverse environmental impacts has accelerated research and development activities in the domain of renewable energy sources and technologies. Global energy demand is expected to rise during the next few decades, and the majority of today?s energy is based on fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources and technologies can play a vital role in lowering or eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels. However, such a transition will require a large investment and will not be reversible.

The benefits of hydrogen and other liquid fuels as transportation fuels are not marginal, but the real urgency in greenhouse gas reductions and fossil fuel replacement should not be translated into an energy infrastructure based on unsustainable sources in the long run. It is wise to examine each option thoroughly and objectively now and discard those with little potential so our focus and effort may be placed elsewhere.

Speaker Bio

Shahram Karimi is a professor and co-coordinator of the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Canada. He is a cofounder of Platinux Corporation, a fuel cell company conducting research on various aspects of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. He is also the managing editor of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to understanding the role and impact of science and technology on contemporary societies and the environment. His main
fields of interest are renewable energy production technologies, electrochemistry, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells.