|University of Rochester Department of Chemical Engineering
Sustainability and Global Energy Systems Project
Welcome to the SAGES Project
The Sustainability and Global Energy Systems (SAGES) Project is interested in understanding and characterizing the energy needs of the global population. In concert with the goals of its partner, the AHEAD Energy Corporation (501c3), SAGES engages the academic community, the development community, governmental entities, and the public at large in robust discussions about the limits of prevailing energy sources and realistic options for the future, especially in low income countries, where half of the world's population resides with little or no access to modern energy. We are focused on understanding and addressing the growing energy problem with alternative, sustainable options responsibly coupled to current energy stalwarts from a technological and societal approach.
In addition to curriculum development, SAGES Project core activities include:
It is the general hypothesis of the SAGES Project leadership that sustainability, energy, and human interaction can be informed by models used to predict natural phenomena (e.g. nucleation theory, kinetic rate theory, etc.), and predicting successful development strategies is possible. In these academic endeavors, the purpose is to understand core problems and relevant and current concepts; make new observations and linkages through experimental design; and report findings to interested parties.
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