Low-Carbon Technologies: Other Low-Carbon Energy Sources

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Other technologies have been researched for implementation as sources of low-carbon energy.  Hybrid systems combining wind, solar, biofuel, and other energy sources are in development stages.  Another potential hybrid system is a photovoltaic and integrated coal gasification combined cycle.  In this process, chemical looping is used to recycle an oxygen carrier (generally a metallic oxide) between a fuel reactor and a steam reactor to decarbonize syngas that is produced from a previous gasification process.  Fusion energy is an additional energy source.  Fuel is acquired through the conversion of neutron energy for use as heat in various industry power plants.  Other alternative energy sources include plasma-catalyst hybrid converters and bioplastics.