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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

Mid-Scale LNG Processes

Archived Webinar
Oct 16, 2013
This Webinar presents the need for natural gas liquefaction (LNG), the LNG value chain, and compares several technologies such as the PRICO® single mixed refrigerant process.

The Renaissance of the North American Energy Sector

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 4, 2013
Until just a few years ago, the widespread view was the U.S. was a mature oil and gas province with production in general decline. However, with the...

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the U.S.: What Are the Options?

Archived Webinar
Sep 11, 2013
Chris Phillips describes both reprocessing and long term storage as complementary ways of dealing with the used nuclear fuel (UNF) from the US's nuclear reactors. Candido Pereira provides an overview of the nuclear fuel cycle and possible future directions for sustainable nuclear power production...

Atmospheric Impacts of Expanded Natural Gas Use

Archived Webinar
Aug 21, 2013
This presentation focuses on air quality impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing. Data and modeling on emissions and impacts of photochemically active air pollutants, toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions are described.

Clean and "Dirty" Tar Reforming of Biomass Gasification Gas

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

QRA Method for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Filling Stations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
Summary This paper describes a method to calculate risks generated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling stations for road trucks. An increasing...

Hydrogen Generation From Residuum

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
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
April 30, 2013
Development of Heat Exchangers for Use as Replacement Plates In Distillation Columns: Proof of Concept and Collection of Design Information 2 Graham...

Condensate Stabilization: How to Get the Most for Your Money

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
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
April 30, 2013
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...

Constructability Issues for FLNG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Constructability issues shall be reviewed and incorporated in the Project Development Plan and Design of the FLNG. This paper addresses important...

LNG FSRU and FPSO Pump Considerations for Ship Motion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
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
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...

Value Additiion by Integrating C3 Derivatives with PDH Units

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

Successful Sulfur Unit Startups

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

Removal of Heavy Hydrocarbons from Lean Natural Gas

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
Removal of heavy hydrocarbons, such as C 6 + from natural gas is essential prior to cryogenic liquefaction in order to prevent freeze-out of these...

Current Myths about LNG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2013
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...

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 live today. Inventions solve problems, but they can also directly or indirectly create new problems as well, from pollution to global warming to...

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 focuses on R&D efforts related to processing algae in its wet state, which eliminates an energy intensive drying step.

Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Liquid to Clean Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 2, 2012
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.

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