MIT20_020S09_proj13_nrg_3id

MIT20_020S09_proj13_nrg_3id - TEAM ENGERYNEERING HERE TO...

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TEAM ENGERYNEERING HERE TO CONQUER THE WORLD’S ENERGY PROBLEMS Team Members: Ragheb El Khaja, Abi Jain, and anonymous students SC and TM
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CHALLENGES Finding a renewable energy source Reducing C02 emissions
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IMPORTANCE OF THIS CHALLENGE Reduce dependence on foreign oil Current energy sources are harmful to the environment Their high carbon emissions cause depletion in the ozone Current energy sources are running out According to USA Today: we’re expected to use up all petroleum in 40 years
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Courtesy of Mongabay. Used with permission. http://photos.mongabay.com/07/co2_country_1990-2025.jpg
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Graph removed due to copyright restrictions. See "Chart of US Gulf Coast product prices" 1991-2008 at http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=902 http://eia.doe.gov/oiaf/ieo/world.html http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9023773&contentId=7044469
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Image removed due to copyright restrictions. Graphic of energy use in the United States: energy consumption by sector and source, electricity generation sources, electricity use between generation/transmission and retail sales, and sources of petroleum imports. Data from US EIA Annual Energy Review, 2003. http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/earth/energy-supply.php
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IMPACT OF SOLUTION Save the resources! Save the planet! Have the capability to continue everyday life as it is Be able to sustain our technological advance Decrease the depletion of the ozone Reduce geopolitical tensions over energy sources
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SYNTHETIC GENOMICS TO PRODUCE BIOFUEL General Design Idea: Locate genes for hydrocarbon synthesis. Locate genes for photosynthetic pathways that
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 20.010j taught by Professor Lindagriffith during the Spring '06 term at MIT.

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