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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.

Energy related Communities

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

Clean and "Dirty" Tar Reforming of Biomass Gasification Gas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
A prerequisite for the establishment of an efficient biomass-to-chemicals production or CHP applications utilizing engines is a good thermodynamic...

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

Proesa Technology: The Platform to Enable Biomass Based Industry

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
Mankind is still strongly dependent on fossil fuels. As developing economies continue to grow, concerns are increasing about climate change and the...

Hydrogen Generation From Residuum

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Refineries in the U.S. are processing increasingly heavy sour crudes that contain metals, sulfur, and high molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbons...

Development of Heat Exchangers for Use As Replacement Plates

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
Development of Heat Exchangers for Use as Replacement Plates In Distillation Columns: Proof of Concept and Collection of Design Information 2 Graham...

Energy and Capital Savings in DME Process Design and Integration

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
In recent years, dimethyl ether (DME) is widely used as a feed for the synthesis of chemicals including acetic acid and its esters and as a hydrogen...

Condensate Stabilization: How to Get the Most for Your Money

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Condensate stabilization is one of the common process units in the gas processing world. The principle considerations affecting the performance of...

World Scale Boil-off Gas Reliquefaction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Boil-off gas reliquefaction has become an industry standard for many LNG carriers, which no longer use gas as fuel for steam boilers, but tap others...

LNG FSRU and FPSO Pump Considerations for Ship Motion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am-9:30am
LNG marine pumps installed in FSRU and FPSO applications are exposed to three degrees of ship movement as a result of wave motion. There is concern...

Exploiting Hydrogen Plant to Improve Refinery Margins

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am-9:30am
In addressing the global drive for cleaner transport fuels against increasing proportion of heavier and sourer crudes, refiners are faced with the...

Value Additiion by Integrating C3 Derivatives with PDH Units

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am-9:30am
With rapid development of Ethane based Ethylene production in Middle East and switch to lighter feedstock in US crackers have been mainly responsible...

Water / Wastewater Optimization Methods for Industrial Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am-9:30am
Efficient management of water and wastewater systems in large industrial complexes is important for minimizing costs and optimizing natural resources...

New Quantitative Risk Criteria for U.S. LNG Facilities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
The recent increase in natural gas production has expanded the outlook for exporting domestically-produced natural gas. As a result, many existing...

Abqaiq Plant Virtual Plant RTO Implementation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
Abqaiq Plant Virtual Plant RTO Implementation Abstract Abqaiq Plant is the largest worldwide crude stabilization plant with $200MM energy consumption...

From Zero to World No.1 LNG Exporter in Less Than 10 years, Qatar

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
Qatar is a member of the OPEC and is a significant oil producer, but the Qatari government has devoted much more efforts to the development of...

Successful Sulfur Unit Startups

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:45pm-3:15pm
As the environmental importance of Sulfur Recovery Units increases, so too does the importance of smooth and successful SRU startups. This paper will...

Current Myths about LNG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:30pm-2:00pm
Since the startup of the first baseload LNG plant (Camel) in 1964, there have been several generations of LNG plant designs. Each generation can be...

Delivering Innovative Solutions for an Energy Future

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00am-9:15pm
Aamir Farid delivers a keynote address at the 2013 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress for Process Safety.

VLS: Great Inventions That Changed The World

Archived Webinar
Mar 28, 2013
You will not only learn about inventions and inventors, but also the impact they have had on our lives and the society and environment in which we...

From Wet Algae to Liquid Fuels

Archived Webinar
Mar 20, 2013
The presentation provides some general background on biofuels and on the use of algae as a biomass source for making liquid fuels. The presentation...

Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Liquid to Clean Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 9:00am-9:30am
The objective of this study is to develop and demonstrate a viable economical pathway to produce renewable transportation fuels from cellulosic biomass such as wood chips, forest wastes, and agriculture residues.

Photochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Delafossite Oxides

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:30pm-12:45pm
The photochemical reduction of CO 2 in the presence of H 2 O to form CO, CH 4 and other light gases with industrial value is an interesting approach...

Dry Reforming of Methane Using Rh Substituted Pyrochlores

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:15pm-1:30pm
Dry (CO 2 ) reforming of methane (DRM) to syngas (H 2 and CO) has been well-studied over a number of catalysts. The high temperatures needed to...

Inorganic Analysis of HTC Biochar

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:45am-10:15am
The increase in greenhouse gas concentration, primarily due to emissions of CO 2 produced in use of fossil fuel, motivates many efforts to identify...

Fuel Processing: Renaissance of the Second Decade (Keynote)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:15pm-3:45pm
The early development of fuel processing technologies for fuel cell systems was, to a great extent, driven by fuel cell automobile programs. At the...

Engineering Pellets of Biomass Blends

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:15pm-3:45pm
Transportation and handling of lignocellulosic biomass are often challenging and expensive due to low bulk density, in the range of 60-80 kg/m 3 for...
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