Carbon sequestration: Can we bury just the harmful carbon dioxide?

In this first in a series of discussons on carbon sequestration, we meet Marc Hesse, an aspiring graduate student at Stanford, who studies the physical processes that govern the movement of carbon dioxide once injected into the ground. Will it stay down? Will carbon sequestration really help in reducing the harmful effects of increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere? Marc makes a start in the debate on this issue.

What’s driving an Olympic rower to flex his muscles in biofuel production?

Download MP4Adam Kreek: olympic rower, Stanford graduate, former oilfield worker. After next year’s Olympics, he is determined to make his mark in the biofuel industry. Adam plans to start his own biodiesel production plants together with his wife, back in his home country of Canada. Adam is one of the…

More future talent: what drives these students to study energy engineering?

download mp4We’ll meet four aspiring energy engineers, businessmen and policy makers. Each student has his/her own reasons to study energy: Heather is determined to bring green energy technology to Anchorage, Alaska; Erin is convinced that the renewable energy industry offers fantastic business opportunities; Amanda strives to make substantial contributions as…

Check out the future: student Adam Kreek designs biodiesel plan

download mp4It’s exciting to see young engineers excited about designing new green energy technologies. Meet one of them: Adam Kreek. Adam designed and built a (small scale!) biodiesel plant in the basement of my university building, which takes waste oils and fats from industry and households as stockfeed. Such systems…