Nanotechnology and Future Energy Generation, Storage and Use

This video from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry features an interview with Professor Jim Hutchison from the University of Oregon. Professor Hutchison looks at the production storage and use of energy and how it is set to be changed by nanotechnology. He looks at a range of energy scenarios from solar cells, to hydrogen fuel cells and next generation batteries.

As part of the impact of nanomaterials on energy generation Professor Hutchison mentions environmental benefits due to lessening reliance upon fossil fuels as an energy source. He also looks at potential nanotechnology risks such as bioaccumulation of manufactured nanoparticles.

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