Category:Energy

November 25th, 2014

Herb Cabezas on Analysis Techniques for Energy-Water-Food Nexus

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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Herb Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presented approaches for analysis of complex systems such as the energy-water-food nexus at the AIChE’s World Café during the Annual Meeting. He sat down with ChEnected to discuss some of the basic concepts.

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November 13th, 2014

World Café: Energy Water Food Nexus at the 2014 Annual Meeting

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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The World Café will focus on the global grand challenge of energy, water and food. The session aims to build awareness of the challenge and highlight the roles chemical engineering expertise can play in addressing the systems integration and technology needs resulting from the interconnected nature of these global issues. The discussion will continue on AIChE’s Linkedin Group.

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November 3rd, 2014

Entirely New Way to Convert Light into Electricity Using Metal Nanoparticles

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Researchers have developed an entirely novel way to generate electricity from light using metal nanoparticles and by exploiting the behavior of plasmons.

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October 13th, 2014

Using Pure CO2 from Flue Gases to Grow Fish Food

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Norway’s biggest seafood companies have found a new use for pure CO2. They’re planning to use it to grow algae brimming with omega-3 to enrich fish food.

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September 29th, 2014

Texas A&M Qatar Starts Gas and Fuels Research Center to Promote Innovation

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Texas A&M just approved the new Qatar Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a collaborative hub to produce and explore the deluge of shale gas.

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September 11th, 2014

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fires Up in Iowa

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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After 10 years of R&D, 7 years of feedstock wrangling, and 2 years of construction, the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant finally opened for business.

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September 9th, 2014

Flow Battery Makers Battle over New Electrolyte

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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One flow battery manufacturer tossed its iron-chromium battery chemistry to switch to much-more-expensive vanadium. Despite vanadium’s cost, the company has created a better-performing and more competitive battery.

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September 2nd, 2014

Waste-Gas-to-Biofuels Pioneer Lands Big Investors

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Sean Simpson, a New Zealand entrepreneurial success story, strides on stage to tell how he scaled up while surviving on scraps of Kiwi venture capital.

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August 27th, 2014

Global Solar Manufacturing Booming Again

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Reversing a global glut, the solar industry is bracing for a shortage of solar panels.

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August 25th, 2014

Is Grid Storage a Myth?

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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One voice in the debate advocates a software solution, with predictive computer models tracking production and demand and then intelligently routing power where it’s needed.

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