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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

Biojet Production From Hydrocracking of Vegetable Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
The development of fuels from alternative and renewable sources to replace commercial petroleum products has been a subject of increasing research in...

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
Accidental fires in wood pellets silos happen frequently in the last five years. Experiments were carried out in this work at temperature range of...

High Energy Density Lithium Flow Battery Design

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
Traditional sandwich cell battery chemistries are used in a flow cell where a pump circulates fluid between electrodes through a permeable membrane...

Solar Thermal Power Plant Simulation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 17, 2011
A detailed model of a real solar thermal power plant has been built using a steady state power plant simulation software. The plant includes numerous...

Sustainability of Biomass Crop Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Woody biomass is renewable only if sustainable production is imposed. How to evaluate the benefit of different biomass crop species on a...

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...

Carbon Impact On Lithium-Sulfur Battery Performance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Several carbons were evaluated for supporting sulfur in a lithium sulfur battery. The carbon properties had a significant impact on performance.

Deepwater Drilling Regulations In the Gulf of Mexico

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Deepwater Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon incident (DWH) of April 2010 led to many changes in deepwater operations in the...

Clean Nuclear Energy

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
This presentation will discuss nuclear energy.

Pellets From Pretreated Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 16, 2011
Biomass supply is complicated by diversity of feedstocks, seasonal availability, and widely distributed feedstock. The costs of biomass supply and...

Emerging Water Treatment Technologies: An AIChE Web Forum

Archived Webinar
Jun 14, 2011
Clean water is an essential resource for all life and economic activity. Yet it is becoming increasingly scarce as populations and economies grow. Join the experts and dive into current issues in the science and technology of water treatment. This AIChE Web Forum gives you an up-to-the-minute...

Providing Energy to a Growing World: Bio-Gasoline and High-Efficiency Engines

Archived Webinar
Jun 9, 2011
Dr. Holtzapple describes the challenges of providing energy to a growing world. To address energy needs, he shows how the MixAlco process converts waste biomass into bio-gasoline. Further, he explains how to reduce the need for gasoline by using a high-efficiency StarRotor engine.

Natural Gas Future

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and will move towards becoming the premier fuel of the world economy. A significant feature of future gas prices is that they are likely to be technology...

Achieving "Superior Energy Performance"

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
This Webinar, sponsored by South Texas Section of the AIChE, Texas Industries of the Future and AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, was presented at the 15th Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum. It presents what the Texas plants learned about implementing an energy management system and...

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