September 2021 CEP Preview

Special Section: Renewable Natural Gas

  • Riding a Wave of Waste to a Clean Energy Future
  • Upgrading Biogas to RNG: Favorable policies and environmental benefits are earning renewable natural gas (RNG) market acceptance. Upgrading technologies are critical to producing RNG that is ready to serve this market.
  • Farm-Based Anaerobic Digestion to Catalyze Decarbonization: Food and beverage waste can be combined with manure from farms in anaerobic digesters to produce renewable natural gas.
  • Incorporating RNG into the Gas System: Gas utility providers are working to overcome technical challenges and implement renewable natural gas as a clean energy source.

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  • Study Highlights Gender Differences in STEM Aspiration
  • A Novel Material for Thermoelectric Technology
  • Creating Plastics with Water and Cellulose
  • Nanomaterial Tougher Than Steel
  • Pinpointing Cleaner, Greener Hydrogen Production
  • Artificial Intelligence Powers Chemical Engineering Research


  • Editorial: Learning a New Language
  • Letters: Bourbon Production Is Not Immune to Safety Incidents; Flu Mortality Rates: The Math Doesn’t Add Up; Not All MBAs Are the Same; Editorial Advisory Board Member Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Ultra-Cool Metal Roofing Material is Poised to Reduce Energy Needs
  • Process Safety Progress Highlight: AI as an Ally in Hazard Analyses
  • Process Safety Beacon: The Nose Does Not Always Know
  • New Products: Instrumentation; Fluids and Solids Handling; Laboratory Equipment; Software; Materials and Chemicals; Operations and Maintenance; Environmental Health and Safety
  • Trends: Introducing the Food Engineering, Expansion and Development (FEED) Institute
  • Emerging Voices: Looking Beyond the Engineering Perspective
  • Meeting Sneak Peek: AIChE Annual Meeting Set for Boston, Nov. 7–11; Online Nov. 15–19 
  • Institute News
    • Meet Some of AIChE’s Recently Elected Fellows 
    • AIChE Announces Inaugural Class of Future STEM Scholars
    • Center for Hydrogen Safety Partners with bp in Energy Transition
    • AIChE Election Begins Sept. 7
    • In Memoriam

The September issue of CEP is now available on the AIChE website, on the CEP app, and as a digital flipbook.