Alternative Energy

Fermentation of Carbon Dioxide to Ethanol

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 16, 2011
Many fermentation processes have been used to convert biomass to various fuels. Syngas, which is a mixture of CO, CO 2 , and H 2 , is one process...

Natural Gas Future

South Texas Section Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and...

Achieving "Superior Energy Performance"

South Texas Section Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
This Webinar, sponsored by South Texas Section of the AIChE, Texas Industries of the Future and AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, was presented at...

Glid ARC Plasma Conversion of Pyrolysis Gas Into Syngas

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 14, 2011
Pyrolysis gas is a product of Biomass, Municipal Wastes or Coal gasification process that contains H2, CO as well as unreacted light hydrocarbons and...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

SBE Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 11, 2009
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Titania Nanotube Supported Gold Photoanodes

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 8, 2009
Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) combine a photovoltaic device for light harvesting and an electrolyzer for water splitting into a single system...

Biomass Thermal Conversion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Papers are on topics related sustatinable supply of a wide variety of biomass feedstocks to meet the needs of evolving liquid fuel demand (...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Papers on biodiesel production advances. Please Note : Advances in Biofuel Technologies -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded...

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Utilization

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
Papers on challenges and opportunities in hydrogen from renewable resources. The U.S. Dept of Energy Hydrogen Program: Status and Performance Gaps of...

Developing Energy Strategies Plenary

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This special plenary session will feature invited speakers to discuss the most significant energy issues currently confronting industry today in the...

Recent Advances in Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Papers on dealing with recent advances in basic and applied research work on fuel cell (including feed stocks) and battery technology. Please Note :...

Challenges for Global Energy

AIChE Webinar
Apr 21, 2009
This presentation describes and evaluates the technical, political, and economic challenges involved with widespread adoption of renewable energy...

Algal Biofuels: The Backstory

March
2011
SBE Special Section
Arjun Gopalratnam
Increasing energy demand and dwindling energy resources have spurred interest in making transportation fuels from renewable sources such as microalgae.

Algal Biofuels: The Research

March
2011
SBE Special Section
Kimberly Ogden, Kuan-Chen Cheng
The individual technical elements of the algae-to-biofuels process have already been demonstrated at the laboratory scale. Ongoing research seeks to refine the technology to enable scaleup to commercial production.

The Hydrogen Economy Is Coming - The Question is Where?

December
2005
On The Horizon
Charles W. Forsberg
The end of the oil age is coming. While the replacements for oil are uncertain, the leading candidates have one thing in common — the need for massive quantities of hydrogen in the production process.

Fuel Cells, the Hydrogen Economy and You

November
2007
On The Horizon
Herbert W. Cooper
Chemical engineers will play an important role in the development and deployment of fuel cells. This primer summarizes some of the key technical and economic issues that must be overcome.

What are Chemical Engineers Doing About Energy?

March
2008
Special Section
T Calloway
The first annual energy survey conducted by AIChE's Research and New Technology Committee provides insights into the energy-related research of chemical engineers.

The ChE's Role in Energy Research and Technology

April
2009
Special Section
T Calloway
Surveys of the energy-related papers presented at AIChE's annual meetings provide insights into the role of chemical engineers in energy science and engineering.

Energy Research: Following the Money

July
2010
Special Section
T Calloway
Surveys of the energy-related papers presented at AIChE’s annual meetings shed light on the funding pathways for energy research by chemical engineers.

Bringing a Star to Earth

April
2009
Special Section
Jan Berry, T Calloway
An international R&D effort to build a fusion reactor and demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power is underway.

CEP: News Update

August
2012
News Update
Updates Include: The Natural Gas Debate Continues Smart Material Stays Cool in the Heat Firefly-Semiconductor Hybrid Lights Up Ionic Liquid Improves Hydrogen-Producing Catalyst One-Pot Synthesis Yields Zeolites at Bargain Prices High-Carbon Diet...

Nuclear Power: Fueling the Hydrogen Economy

July
2010
Special Section
William A. Summers
Nuclear hydrogen might first enter the transportation market to supplement existing fossil resources. In the long-term, it could be a key in the development of a hydrogen economy.

Conference Explores Developing Bioeconomy

March
2008
Special Section
Brad Buecker
Infrastructure, biomass conversion, sources of biomass, and environmental and other impacts are some of the challenges facing the commercialization of biofuels.

Renewable Power: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

April
2009
Special Section
Bernard S. Lee, David E. Gushee
Before renewable sources such as wind and solar can contribute significantly to the overall energy mix, massive electricity storage is needed to turn the raw power into dispatchable power.

Harnessing Natural Energy

March
2008
Special Section
Travis W. Walker
Before solar and wind energy can be widely exploited, a method for storing the energy provided by these intermittent sources and releasing it as demand arises must be developed.

The Role for Biofuels

March
2010
SBE Special Section
Carrie Atiyeh, Tim Eggeman
The advanced biofuels industry is at a critical stage of development and deployment.

Gazing into an Energy Crystal Ball

June
2010
On The Horizon
Vern W. Weekman Jr.
By mid-century, new energy sources could be integrated into the existing chemical-conversion infrastructure, but additional research is needed to fine-tune the technologies and improve efficiencies and economics.
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