Category:Sustainability

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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June 25th, 2014

Prototype for 60% Solar Cell Efficiency Unveiled

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Sharp unveiled a small solar cell prototype that relies on exotic physics to double current solar cell efficiency.

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June 24th, 2014

Rigs-to-Reefs Program Saves Time, Money and Boosts Marine Life

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Unused offshore oil platforms can be reefed, by bringing above-water parts ashore and chopping the jacket down, to allow sunlight to supply a thriving ecosystem.

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