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Biofuels
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co-generation


Using the energy left over from one primary energy conversion to fuel another. The most prominent example are natural gas co-generation plants which first feed fuel into a gas turbine. The residual heat from that reaction heats water to spin a steam turbine. In this case the residual heat created by a hydrogen fuel cell can be used to spin a steam [..]
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decentralized electricity generation


Decentralizated electricity generation is a concept used to describe a large number of dispersed energy generators, often closely integrated with the people that use the electricity. Wind turbines and solar panels are good examples: they can be put within communities, be owned by members of the community and generate electricity for it. Alternative [..]
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electrolyte


Usually a solution of acids, bases, or salts, electrolytes are substances with free ions which make them effective electrical conductors.
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electrolysis


A simple technique for splitting water atoms to obtain hydrogen, driven by an electrical current.
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energy conversion


Transforming one form of energy into another. Most energy conversions that run our economy are conversions from a primary source to electricity (wind or nuclear) or movement (oil).
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energy currency


Energy that is usable for practical purposes. These include electricity and petroleum to power appliances and vehicles.
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energy density


A measurement of the amount of energy stored in a given volume.
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