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The Center for Energy Initiatives is an AIChE Industry Technology Group devoted to the development, design and efficient use of energy by chemical engineers and related professionals.

Shale Gas Resource Page

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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AIChE communities that address energy-related topics include: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Environmental Division Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Nuclear Engineering Division Process Development Division Sustainability Engineering Forum Transport and Energy Processes Division Research and New Technology Committee See all Divisions & Forums and Committees

Cracker Feedstock Changes: From Naphtha to Ethane Cracker

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:00am-9:30am
Driven by the US shale gas boom, cracking ethane to ethylene became more attractive than cracking liquid feedstocks in the last years. Therefore...

Identifying Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Process

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:30am-10:00am
The most neglected area for energy efficiency evaluations in the process industries is within the process itself. Most programs focus either on...

Processing Challenges with Tight Oil

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2014
This presentation provides insight into processing challenges with tight oil. Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North...

Processing Shale Oils in FCC: Challenges and Opportunities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
Shale Oils such as Eagle Ford and Bakken are fast becoming a major feed source for US refineries. The rapid introduction of shale oils to the...

Molecular Characterization of Petroleum Streams

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Molecular Characterisation of Petroleum Streams Luyi Liu , Nan Zhang Abstract The highly competitive market in the oil refining industry forces...

Hot Water Flowthrough Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:30am-8:45am
Transportation is a key energy use sector which will likely need liquid fuels for a long time if not indefinitely. Cellulosic biomass is a promising...

Cascade Utilization of Fuel Gas Energy in Gtl Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:45pm-5:00pm
This paper investigates on a GTL plant with ATR syngas production and proposes a new process to use GT/WHRGSP to replace the fired heater. The new...

Towards Engineering Advanced Vanadium Flow Battery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:15pm-3:30pm
Flow batteries were specifically invented by electric utilities in the 1960’s to store large amounts of electricity in a safe and practical way. The...

CO2 Utilization Via Chemical Looping Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:45pm-2:15pm
Introduction Chemical looping is one of several emerging technology options capable to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and helping in a diverse...

Modeling of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:15pm-1:45pm
In order to model the growth of microalgae in a open-pond reactor , a 1000L system has been built and operated under realistic outdoor conditions...

From Waste to Gas: Biogas Valorization

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:45am-11:00am
From waste to gas: biogas valorizationV.L. Barrio , U. Izquierdo , J. Requies , M.B. Güemez , J.F. Cambra and P.L. Arias Faculty of Engineering (UPV/...

Hydrothermal Carbonization: Reactions and Water Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:45am-10:15am
Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is a promising thermochemical conversion process for lignocellulosic biomass to offer value-added products. Biomass...

Hydrodeoxygenation of Microalgae Oil in a Microreactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Removal of residual oxygen from long chain lipids via hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) will produce a liquid fuel comprising mostly straight chain alkanes ,...

Study On the Aging Mechanism of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 4:30pm-4:45pm
Biomass Pyrolysis Study on the Aging Mechanism of Pyrolysis Bio-oil The unstable nature of pyrolysis oil produced from biomass fast pyrolysis is one...

Desulfurization for Fuel Cells

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 3:15pm-3:45pm
Fuel cells can efficiently produce electricity using hydrogen and/or synthesis gas (syngas) obtained by reforming/gasification of gaseous , liquid ,...

Tailored Redox Catalysts for Methane Partial Oxidation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:30am-10:45am
Methane is commercially used as a feedstock for producing hydrogen and liquid transportation fuels via reforming processes. Although a large number...

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