Alternative Energy

Worldwide Electric-Car Charging Network Ramps Up

August 5, 2016
As new electric vehicles (EVs) begin to flood the world's roads and highways, sold by a global who's-who of traditional car makers, it's important to remember that Nissan was the...

Solar City's New PV Module Hits World Record

October 9, 2015
SolarCity has quickly moved from buying late-stage solar module startup Silevo a year ago to claiming production of "the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module...

General Motors' Private War on Coal

December 28, 2015
Several years ago, General Motors made a deal to turn Detroit municipal waste into steam, which helped to power one of its local plants in 2014. But that's just one facet of GM's...

Texas Is Giving Away Wind Energy

November 30, 2015
Wind power is now so cheap in Texas that many energy retailers offer special deals that include free electricity at night after demand drops and the turbines are still pumping out...

Elon Musk Opens Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

August 8, 2016
Two weeks ago reporters and fans joined Elon Musk and chief technical officer J.B. Straubel at the official opening of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory, where, in addition to giving...

Oil May Have Crashed but Renewables Set New Record

January 19, 2016
Anyone worried that the low prices hobbling oil explorers may have clobbered renewables too — especially wind and solar — can relax. Cooler heads prevailed once the message sunk...

Deepwater Wind to Install First US Offshore Wind

July 15, 2016
Developer Deepwater Wind is on the verge of launching the first offshore wind farm in the US. Later this fall, w hen its five turbines finally power up off the coast of Rhode...

iPhone-Stalking Elon Musk's Tesla Model 3 Launch

April 6, 2016
Elon Musk's live-stream from the Tesla Design Center in Hawthrone, California, is about to start. The stage is dark, but the noisy acoustics don't lie. As the excitement in the...

US Navy Green Fleet Makes Biofuels the New Normal

January 29, 2016
The US Navy's biofuel program has just launched a great success with the Great Green Fleet, which is fueled with a drop-in blend of biofuel from beef tallow and petroleum-based...

Dow Buying Texas Wind to Power Its Freeport Plant

August 13, 2015
The new state motto of Texas may soon be "Come for the natural gas but stay for the wind." Look no further than Dow Chemical to see how this has played out. The company had been...

Use Modeling to Evaluate Processing Solutions for Heavy Oils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The world’s energy industry has followed the availability of easily attainable and economically feasible supplies for the oil segment that has moved...

Exploiting Hydrogen Plant to Improve Refinery Margins

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

Abqaiq Plant Virtual Plant RTO Implementation

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

Glid ARC Plasma Conversion of Pyrolysis Gas Into Syngas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 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...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 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

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 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

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 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

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 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 :...

Production of Synthetic Fuel from Coal and Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 9, 2015
Ceramatec is the prime contractor on a project for the US Department of Energy to produce a ~2 BPD Fischer Tropsch pilot plant. The feedstock for the...

Chemistry and Energy: Fortifying Our Historic Links

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
Centuries ago, early ideas were formulating that would advance the science of organic chemistry. Since its beginnings, there have been many organic...

Fermentation of Carbon Dioxide to Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 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...

Titania Nanotube Supported Gold Photoanodes

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