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July 25th, 2014

Life Suddenly Changes for India’s First Solar-Powered Village

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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A small town in Bihar, one of India’s poorest regions, now holds claim to the title of the country’s first solar-powered village.

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July 24th, 2014

Starting Up the World’s First Retrofitted Carbon Capture Coal Plant

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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When SaskPower’s carbon capture plant is fully operational, it will capture 1 million tons of CO2 a year – about 95% – and have a 110 MW-generating capacity.

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July 23rd, 2014

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Blood cells

Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

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July 22nd, 2014

World’s Largest Iron-Chromium Flow Battery Starts Up in California

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Users and competitors watch anxiously as flow batteries convert chemical energy into electricity by pumping electrolytes through EnerVault’s Engineered Cascades Technology.

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July 21st, 2014

AIChE’s Summer Conferences and Workshops

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
AIChE Summer Conferences

Summer may mean vacations, but it also means career advancement and learning! Check out what’s going on this summer at AIChE conferences and workshops.

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July 18th, 2014

The History of Beer Brewing

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Chemical engineering and chemistry can’t be all about work all the time, so kick back for an episode of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s webcast devoted to the history of beer.

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July 17th, 2014

2014 AIChE CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference

By Idell Bryan | Comments (0)
Perth

The 2014 AIChE CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference will take place on August 7-8, 2014 in Perth, Australia. It will be preceded by a pre-conference workshop on August 6, 2014.

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July 16th, 2014

Texas Grid Battery Storage Project a Success

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Built for Duke Energy by Xtreme Power, the 36 MW array can respond within seconds and deliver stored wind power for 15 minutes throughout the Texas grid.

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July 15th, 2014

Video Tutorial: Reactor Symbols

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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If you can’t tell the symbol for a packed bed reactor from a plug flow reactor, brush up on reactor symbols here.

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July 14th, 2014

AIChE Apprentice Takes on Potable Water Challenge

By ChenectedGuest | Comments (0)
Drinking Water

Alex Avram, a chemical engineering PhD student at UARK who recently joined the three-year AIChE Apprenticeship Program, describes his plans to help communities gain access to potable water.

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