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The US Power Grid-A Challenge for Wind

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, July 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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As the outlook for U.S. energy sources continues to change, Emerson’s Alan Novak, Director of the Mining and Power industries, looks at the outlook for wind energy. As highlighted in a recent New York Times article, Ideas to Bolster Power Grid Run Up Against the System’s Many Owners, the US power grid is a complicated, […]

Oyu Tolgoi (Turquoise Hill) Begins Production

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, July 15th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the Mining and Power Industries teams, provides an update on the massive Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia. Rio Tinto announced last week that they have begun shipping copper concentrate from the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Oyu Tolgoi is a significant investment; some estimates put the total cost at […]

Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) at Duke Edwardsport

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, June 14th, 2013. One comment so far
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Gasification technologies can reduce the emissions from coal used for electrical power generation. Emerson’s Alan Novak, Director of the Mining and Power industry teams, provides an update on some projects coming online. Duke Energy recently announced commercial operation of its 618MW Edwardsport, Indiana Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant. Edwardsport, as well as Southern […]

Mining-Tracking the 2013 Trends

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, June 10th, 2013. No comments yet
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In our mining category, we’ve highlighted some of the trends occurring globally. Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the mining and power industry teams, recaps some of the latest thinking. Consulting firm Deloitte recently published a report “Tracking the trends 2013” detailing what they believe are the top trends in the Mining Industry in 2013. Their […]

Plasma Gasification-Municipal Waste as a Power Source

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, May 17th, 2013. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy and power industry team describes the plasma gasification technology in waste to energy conversion. A recent Waste to Energy Industry article, Control System for Troubled 12 MW Plasma Gasification Plant in France, highlighted the fact that a municipal waste fed plasma gasification power plant had recently upgraded […]