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Center for Energy Initiatives (CEI)

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

Making Escherichia coli Grow on Methanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 9, 2015
The quest for using methanol as a substrate to produce useful metabolites such as commodity chemicals, chemical precursors, biopolymers,...

Aminosilicone Carbon Capture Process Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 9, 2015
Liquid aminosilicone CO 2 capture solvents have been developed that have the potential to significantly reduce the cost of carbon capture from...

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...

Beyond Implications on a Golden Age of Natural Gas in Korea

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
South Korea is one of the top energy importers in the world where relies on fuel imports for about 97% of its primary energy demand because the...

CFD Modeling of Air Emissions from Controlled Flare Tests

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
Although significant progress has been made in developing technologies capable of measuring flare efficiencies and emissions in situ, essential...

Integrating Wastewater Reuse with Seawater Desalination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
Freshwater shortages are forcing industrial customers to rethink water supply options. Industrial facilities located near oceans or saline aquifers...

Refinery Power Outages-Caues, Costs & Solutions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
Unplanned refinery shutdowns hit company earnings two ways: lost production and potential liabilities for excess flaring and unsafe operations. In...

Identifying Fugitive Flare Flow Using Radioisotope Tracers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
The regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the EPA has become more stringent with increasing requirements to collect data to demonstrate...

Risk Assessment for a Gas and Liquid Hydrogen Fueling Station

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) have been developed for years to cut dependence on fossil fuel and significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions toward a...

The Four Pillars of Industrial Energy Efficiency

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Opportunities to improve plant performance and thus enhance energy efficiency across the CPI fall into four main categories: operational improvements...

CFD Modeling of LNG Spreading and Atmospheric Dispersion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
LNG release, spreading and vaporization lead to the formation of a flammable vapor cloud with high VCE risk. NFPA 59A Standard for the Production,...

Integrated LNG and NGL Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Cryogenic NGL extraction plants from natural gas offer an attractive opportunity for LNG production as a side stream. Cold gas is tapped from the...

Brayton Refrigeration Cycle for Small Scale LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 27, 2015
Liquefying natural gas is an industrial process of great importance with the current worldwide production capacity of about 300 million tonnes per...

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