Archive:March, 2012

March 30th, 2012

Team Boosts Microbial Diesel Fuel Production

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Jay Keasling and researchers with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have developed a new technique that boosts microbial production of renewable biodiesel fuel as much as threefold. They call this new technique a dynamic sensor-regulator system or (DSRS).

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March 29th, 2012

Why Is Erbium So Important to the Internet?

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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What makes erbium so important for websites like YouTube and ChEnected? The professor goggles up to explore this silvery white element and its applications as he continues his journey through the periodic table.

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March 28th, 2012

Young Professionals Events at the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston

By Arjun Gopalratnam | Comments (0)
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Check out some of the sessions and events sponsored by the Young Professionals Advisory Board that may be of interest to young professionals attending the 2012 Spring Meeting in Houston.

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March 27th, 2012

Hess Is Latest Oil Company to Jettison Refineries

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Looking for predictable profits in services, the Hess Corporation recently announced the launch of Hess Energy Solutions, which offers long term energy management for commercial customers. “Faced with higher energy prices, organizations want to improve energy efficiency and minimize their cost and impact on the environment,” Bill Hanna, vice president of […]

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March 26th, 2012

Pioneers in Air Pollution Research Win Prestigious Environmental Prize

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Two researchers, John Seinfeld, PhD, and Kirk R. Smith, MPH, PhD, whose groundbreaking work revealed the dangers of air pollution, have been awarded the 2012 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. They will also share the prize’s $200,000 award.

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March 23rd, 2012

One Student’s Research Experience in Germany

By Smriti Gupta | Comments (0)
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Have you ever considered working or studying abroad? Read about one PhD student’s experience in Munich, Germany.

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March 23rd, 2012

Chevron’s Huge Gorgon Project Takes Shape in Australia [VIDEO]

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Chevron’s ambitious Gorgon liquified natural gas (LNG) project in western Australia is now under way and is expected to supply 10,000 jobs in Australia alone at its peak. When Gorgon finally ramps up production in 2014, it will produce 450,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. Check out the video in the panel at right for an overview.

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March 22nd, 2012

Student Scholarship Award Applications Accepted through June 15

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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Looking for a chemical engineering scholarship? Applications for the following awards are being accepted through June 15, 2012 for AIChE student members.

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March 22nd, 2012

Environmental Division Houston Service Project

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Going to the Spring Meeting in Houston? Join other chemical engineers for an environmental cleanup on the Harrisburg hiking trail and leave the city even better than you found it!

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March 22nd, 2012

Small Modular Reactors Closer to Reality

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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The Department of Energy’s vision for the future of nuclear energy will probably combine light water fission reactors along with a panoply of small modular reactors (SMRs) currently in development.

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