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February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

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Wind Energy Dukes It Out With Fossil Fuels

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2012 turned out to be a year when old assumptions about wind energy began to shift as the planet’s installed wind capacity jumped from 238 GWs to about 282 GWs. Read about the big...

Siemens Buys UK Tidal Energy Pioneer

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Although tidal energy is a micro-niche market over-shadowed by wind and solar, global giant Siemens has recently upped its stake from 45 to 90 percent in tidal energy pioneer,...

10 Trends & Updates in Biofuel

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If you're having trouble keeping up with the fast-paced changes in biofuels, the following ten blurbs and links should provide a useful snapshot of biofuel trends. Read on for...

Electricity and the Environment

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Fossil fuels will continue to play an important part in electricity generation, and this opens the doors for many opportunities for young chemical engineers.

Nuclear Fusion Project Resumes

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Joint European Torus reactor and its new lining. CLICK TO ENLARGE. The Joint European Torus (JET) reactor, the world's largest fusion experiment, is again active. Previously on...

Is Safe, Clean Fracking Possible?

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The good news is that, yes, fracking can be made safe and clean, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA). But the down side is that it probably will...

10 Front-runners in Water-Related Research

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Is turning waste and inefficiency into profit and opportunity too much to wish for? Not if you're one of finalists competing for the Imagine H2O Prize. The competition will award...

Texas Breaks Oil Production Records

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Texas oil producers pumped 2.8 million barrels a day in January, the 28th month since August 2011 that the state’s oil output has increased by more than 25%.

U.S. Visit to Danish Wind Farm [Video]

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar took the opportunity to visit a Danish off-shore wind farm in December, 2009. Video thanks to Current TV . In a related story, Secretary...

Wind Energy without Propellers

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For all the positives of wind energy, there are certainly drawbacks, including the fact that the commonly used massive propellers require a considerable amount of land and are...

Single-Step Methane-to-Ethylene Process

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The next transformation of the ethylene story might be written by a small San Francisco startup that is on the verge of commercializing a new way to turn methane — normally...
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