Posts Tagged ‘alternative fuels’

Ice Gas-Another Unconventional Energy Source

Posted in Energy on Friday, March 22nd, 2013. No comments yet
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The search for additional sources of energy continues. Emerson’s Alan Novak, director of the Alternative Energy as well as the Mining and Metals industries looks at ice gas as another energy source in today’s guest post. Ice Gas, formally known as methane hydrates, made the news recently as highlighted in this March 12 UK Telegraph […]

A New Development in Clean Coal Technology

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, February 22nd, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Novak, who leads the alternative energy industry team, explores the advancements in coal conversion technology in today’s guest post. Researchers at Ohio State University recently announced that they reached a new milestone in the development of their Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL) clean coal process. They were able to operate a research-scale version of […]

Are the Renewable Fuel Standard Battles Heating Up?

Posted in Energy, Regulatory Compliance on Friday, February 8th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the alternative energy industry team provides an update on the political battles in the United States over the future of ethanol and other biofuel production. The biofuels headwinds remain strong. Last month I wrote about how natural gas in affecting the biofuels industry, specifically how no one could have foreseen the […]

Crude Oil vs. Ethanol – in Brazil?

Posted in Energy on Friday, November 30th, 2012. One comment so far
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Global market forces continue to cause change in the energy mix. Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, looks at the market forces on Brazilian ethanol producers. Brazil has long been a supporter of ethanol as a motor fuel, ranking second to the US in both global production and consumption.Brazil’s ethanol market […]

Quote–Carbon Price Set to Plunge

Posted in Energy on Friday, August 31st, 2012. No comments yet
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The price of carbon-based energy sources are impacted by supply, demand, and the policies of countries around the globe. Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, explores the rapid changes in carbon-based taxes in Australia in today’s guest post. I was in Australia this week and was a bit surprised by the […]