The Magnesium Civilization: An Alternative New Source of Energy to Oil, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Magnesium Civilization

An Alternative New Source of Energy to Oil, 1st Edition

By Takashi Yabe, Tatsuya Yamaji

Jenny Stanford Publishing

147 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 41 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9789814303651
pub: 2010-11-30
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This book covers how magnesium can be used for metal-air-fuel cells for automobiles and powerplants. The automobile with Zinc-air-fuel cell achieved 600km mileage in 2003 and Magnesium-air-fuel cell can give 3 times more energy which is 7.5 times more effective than Lithium-ion battery. Solar-pumped laser regenerates metal Magnesium from combusted Magnesium oxide. The book covers how low-cost desalination with solar-power will be a promising solution to the global water shortage.


"Prof. Yabe has entered the arena in the search for alternative energy sources with a brilliant and challenging idea. Indeed magnesium can be the answer to the world's energy needs. The book captures the reader's interest while it takes us through an excursion into original ways for extracting magnesium from our natural resources and the many possibilities for its use as the definite alternative energy recycling system."

—Prof. Eugenio Onate, CIMNE, Spain

Table of Contents

Natural Energy and Hydrogen Society: Alternatives to Oil Civilization?

Make Laser from Sunlight

Making Magnesium with Laser

Burning Magnesium

Extracting Freshwater and Magnesium from Seawater

The Magnesium-Recycling Society Is Coming!

About the Authors

Takashi Yabe is a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His main research areas include computational fluid dynamics and laser application. He was engaged in laser fusion at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, and achieved highest neutron production (awarded in1987). He also proposed a new numerical scheme called the CIP method. The citations to this work exceed 1200. The Time magazine chose Dr. Yabe as one of the "Heroes of the Environment" in 2009. He is CEO of Electra Co., Ltd., and a chairman of Pegasos Electra Co., Ltd., founded for this project.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable