American Journal of Modern Energy

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020

  • Small Ruminant Value Chain Analysis in Fentale Districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Shimelis Gizachew Desalegn

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 4 December 2019
    Accepted: 31 December 2019
    Published: 9 January 2020
    Abstract: The study was conducted in four kebele of Fentale districts of Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Area to map out small ruminant value chain actors and their roles, identify the major constraints and suggest the specific areas of intervention for better performance of small ruminant value chain. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from pr... Show More
  • Photo-thermal Conversion Efficiency of Textured and Untextured Aluminum Substrate Coated with Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)-bound CuFeMnO4 Absorber

    Charles Opiyo Ayieko, Robinson Juma Musembi, Benard Odhiambo Aduda, Alex Ogacho, Pushpendra Jain

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 9-15
    Received: 28 August 2019
    Accepted: 18 September 2019
    Published: 10 January 2020
    Abstract: The possibility of obtaining thermal energy from the sun for household bathing and washing has resulted to growth in market for solar thermal applications with new types of solar absorbers currently being investigated either to compliment or to replace existing ones. This study focuses on CuFeMnO4 absorber paint by addressing aspects which have lit... Show More
  • Preparation and Characterisation of Bio-Oil Produced from Sawdust of Selected Wood Species

    Idowu Abimbola Adegoke, Rotowa Odunayo James

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 16-25
    Received: 22 March 2019
    Accepted: 30 April 2019
    Published: 21 January 2020
    Abstract: Renewable energy is of growing importance in satisfying environmental concerns over fossil fuel usage. The study was carried out to determine bio-fuel characteristics of pyrolytic oil produce from sawdust of selected wood species (Gmelina arborea, and Nesogordonia papaverifera). Sawdust samples of 200 gramms each were collected from Forestry Resear... Show More
  • Characterization of Advanced Hexaploid Wheat Lines Against Stripe Rust (Puccinia striiformis f. Sp. tritici) and Identification of Employed Pathogen Races

    Getnet Muche, Alemu Ayele

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 26-32
    Received: 18 December 2019
    Accepted: 12 January 2020
    Published: 12 February 2020
    Abstract: Wheat is one of the world's most important crops whose grain production is increasing year after year. However, its production is badly constrained by wheat rusts. Stripe rust caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici is an important disease of wheat resulting significant yield failure in wheat growing areas around the globe. The pathogen is on... Show More
  • Success, Gaps and Challenges of Power Sector Reform in Ethiopia

    Zelalem Girma

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 33-42
    Received: 5 September 2019
    Accepted: 11 February 2020
    Published: 18 February 2020
    Abstract: Ethiopia faces chronic power problems including insufficient generation capacity, low connectivity and poor reliability of transmission and distribution all of which constrain development. The Ethiopian power sector reform is necessitated by poor technical and financial performance of the power sector. The reform was initiated during 1997 just like... Show More
  • The CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) Plant with Brayton Cycle: A Third Generation CSP System

    Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Serdar Eser Erturan, Richard Stanley Thorsen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020
    Pages: 43-50
    Received: 28 January 2020
    Accepted: 17 February 2020
    Published: 26 February 2020
    Abstract: The main goal of this study is that electricity unit price is lower than 6 cents (US) producing in a CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) plant. For this goal, the paper suggests an integrated facility with thermal energy storage. The plant includes heliostat area, air cavity receiver, gas turbine package (compressor, combustion chamber and generator), s... Show More