Category:Sustainability

November 26th, 2014

Olivier Dubois of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization Discusses Food-Water-Energy Nexus

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Olivier Dubois of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization sat down with ChEnected to discuss challenges of the food-water-energy nexus and some of the steps that can be taken to address these challenges.

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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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October 21st, 2014

Tunisia to Export Solar Energy to Europe

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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One of the world’s first utility-scale solar export projects is under way in the northern African nation of Tunisia.

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October 3rd, 2014

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2014
(SPS ’14)

By Idell Bryan | Comments (0)
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SPS’14 focuses on the impact of processes on natural resources, technology innovations, consumer mindsets, and economic interest in new biopolymers.

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August 19th, 2014

Testing Long-Term Energy Storage in New York

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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New York’s transit system is using CellCube because it provides hours of long-duration power, setting it apart from the lithium-ion batteries of Solar City.

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August 6th, 2014

NRG Breaks Ground on the World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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All eyes are on Texas as NRG Energy breaks ground on a $1 billion carbon capture retrofit at the WA Parish power plant, the largest fossil fuel plant in the US.

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July 25th, 2014

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

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)

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 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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