VideoPod

About this episode

The global climate crisis poses a major threat to human civilisation. The combustion of fossil fuels to generate energy is the primary cause of this crisis, due to the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. At the same time, the Earth faces another great crisis. Underneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA, lies one of Earth’s most powerful volcanoes, which has the potential for an eruption that would be catastrophic to the entire world. Researchers Dr Thomas Arciuolo and Dr Miad Faezipour propose a solution to both of these problems, by harnessing the mighty energy reserve within the Yellowstone Supervolcano to generate clean, emission-free power – turning the Yellowstone curse into an immense blessing.

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Yellowstone Caldera Volcanic Power Generation Facility: A new engineering approach for harvesting emission-free green volcanic energy on a national scale’, in Renewable Energy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.08.063

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseCreative Commons License

What does this mean?

Share: You can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt: You can change, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Credit: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Increase the impact of your research!

More episodes

Dr Richard Gunton | A Pluralistic Evaluation Framework that Responds to the Complex Challenges We Face

Societies across the world are facing complex sustainability challenges. We are changing the climate, over-consuming...

Professor Deborah Bleviss | Why a Long-admired Brazilian Public Transport System is More Relevant Than Ever

The Brazilian city of Curitiba became famous in the 1980s for its environmental strategies and public transportation...

Dr Yong Cheng | New Insights into How Blood Cells are Produced

During the production of new blood cells, stem cells first develop into progenitor cells. These progenitor cells...

Professor Xiaobei Li | How Companies Can Harness HR Management to Thrive in a Changing World

Companies today exist in a changing world, bringing both opportunities for growth and increasingly complex challenges....

Dr. Ze (Mia) Zhu | The Promise of Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions in Organizational Settings

The emotional state and job performance of an employee can greatly fluctuate over minutes, hours and days. Towards...

Dr Claudia Manzi – Dr Eleonora Crapolicchio | How Companies Can Retain Young Workers

Younger workers will have a far higher number of jobs throughout their careers, compared to previous generations....