Fossil or Mineral Fuel – Hydrocarbons

Mineral or Fossil Fuel – Oil

Natural gas, coal and oil are examples of fossil fuels (or mineral or even hydrocarbons). This fuel class contrasts with hydrogen to generate electricity.

The reaction that converts chemical energy into electrical and thermal energy, produces various chemical elements in the form of gas, e,g methane, chlorofluorocarbons, nitrogen, carbonic oxides (CO and CO2) among others, as well as harmful to health at high concentrations produce the so-called ‘greenhouse effect’, which is the global change in climate by retaining the atmosphere of our planet of infrared energy from the sun and its conversion and trapping thermal energy.


Greenhouse Effect

Animation of the mechanics of the greenhouse effect. Process that generates global warming with consequences: financial, for the environment and the population’s quality of life, especially on the poorest countries of the planet. Global warming is the cause of extreme weather events, heat waves, droughts, floods, loss of arable land, among other examples of its influence.

See Statement of presentation: “Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Listed on the Kyoto Protocol At Gas Use generated in Landfills Using Cells Solid Oxide Fuel” held at IPEN by Alexandre Gellert Paris in 2007, under the guidance of Prof. Dr Emilia Satoshi Myamaru, which provides more information in this regard.

Eduardo Stefanelli

Engenheiro por profissão, professor por vocação