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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

Realizing the Potential of Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Advanced biofuels or drop-in fuels is the terminology used to refer to hydrocarbon fuels that are direct replacements or supplements for existing...

Pyrolytic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Pyrolysis is the thermal conversion of carbonaceous materials in the absence of molecular oxygen to liquids, solids and gases. In the most general...

The Capture of Carbon Dioxide by Ionic Liquid

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Ionic liquid is one kind of organic salts with negligible volatile pressure which might lead to promising substitute candidates for alkanolamines in...

Reducing Process Complexity for Cellulosic Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Much of the process complexity and high capital costs associate with cellulosic ethanol (dilute acid hydrolysis as a pretreatment and enzymatic...

Development of a Compact Fischer Tropsch Reactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Fischer Tropsch (FT) synthesis is a polymerization process where a CH X species is added to a growing aliphatic chain. There are several models of...

Study of CaO Carbonation for CO2 Capture Process

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, major contributors to the greenhouse effect, are considered as the main cause of global warming. So,...

Phase-Changing Absorbents for CO2 Capture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
A process to capture CO 2 from flue gas using a liquid material that reacts rapidly with CO 2 to form a solid offers many advantages over...

An Osmotic Membrane Dehumidifier

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
OSMOTIC MEMBRANE DEHUMIDIFIER It has long been known that relying on a vapor compression system to cool air down to the dew point in order to...

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