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Ultra-Supercritical Boilers-a More Efficient Approach

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, September 13th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the Mining and Power Industries shares an update on ultra supercritical boiler technology. An August 26 Bloomberg article, China Power Seen Doubling With Renewables as Coal Holds Sway, noted that China’s electrical generating capacity will more than double by 2030, with half coming from renewable energy sources. This means that […]

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 […]

Natural Gas as an Alternative Energy Feedstock Redux

Posted in Energy, Oil & Gas on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. No comments yet
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As the global reserves of shale gas and shale oil continue their upward revisions, the economics of other energy sources continue to change. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the mining and power industry group, looks at the changing biofuel economics. About a year ago, one of my posts, Is Natural Gas the New Alternative […]

Renewable Fuels Standard under Fire-Again

Posted in Energy on Friday, April 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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The goal of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard is to increase the use of alternative fuels in the transportation fuels mix. Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, looks at this law versus the realities of today’s energy demand. As discussed in a previous post, the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and the […]

Small-Scale Power Plants–But Where?

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, April 5th, 2013. No comments yet
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The need for energy prompts constant innovation. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, on the alternative energy and metals & mining industry teams, analyzes the role of small-scale power plants. There was an interesting announcement this week by Synthesis Energy Systems (SES) and GE Packaged Power. These companies are working together to market an unique plant idea, that […]