World energy demand is expected to double by 2050, and oil, coal and natural gas will have to supply much of that energy unless we can make renewable and "green" alternatives cheap enough to replace them. Argonne is using its expertise and creativity to explore the development, use and consequences of non-fossil energies. Our renewable energy research helps create groundbreaking technologies that will quickly put new options within our nation's reach.
Argonne's work includes research in biofuels, as well as hydropower, solar energy, wind power, geothermal power and their integration into electric power grids.
May Wu is the Principal Investigator for water sustainability analysis in biofuel production. Her research focuses on water use, water quality and water availability as related to the development of conventional fuel, electricity, emerging fuels and life cycle analysis. Experts Guide »