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Another Alternative to Crude Oil

Posted in Energy on Friday, April 13th, 2012. 2 comments so far
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Gas-to-liquids technology continues to advance notes Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, in today’s guest post. In previous posts we discussed the emerging technology of gas to liquids (GTL) driven by the vast shale gas reserves being unlocked through hydraulic fracturing. A significant challenge for the GTL process is its high […]

Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel

Posted in Energy on Friday, March 23rd, 2012. One comment so far
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With the ever-increasing supply of natural gas in the U.S., Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the alternative energy industry team, highlights some activity on the demand side. In previous posts, we have examined the changing dynamics of the global energy supply. New production techniques, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale, have […]

Is Natural Gas the New Alternative Energy Source?

Posted in Energy on Friday, February 10th, 2012. One comment so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Douglas Morris of the alternative energy industry team, explores how the abundance of natural gas is generating discussions around the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards and alternative energy-based processes. About a month ago, a bill was submitted to the US Congress to change the definition of a feedstock within the Renewable […]

Plentiful Natural Gas—Impact on US Process Manufacturing

Posted in Energy, Oil & Gas on Friday, December 9th, 2011. 3 comments so far
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In today’s guest post, Emerson’s Alternative Energy industry group leader, Alan Novak, shares the opportunity that shale gas provides to the U.S. economy and the process manufacturing industries: A new energy source has emerged and is changing the shape of the manufacturing industry–shale gas. Shale gas, sometimes called “tight gas”, is natural gas that is […]

GTL, In Fact, Stands for Something Other than Gym-Tan-Laundry

Posted in Energy on Friday, September 23rd, 2011. 2 comments so far
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Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy team, shares his thoughts on the developments in natural gas to liquid conversion to help diversify U.S. sources of energy. Even though I’m from New Jersey, I’m not going to discuss the daily ritual of Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” (full disclosure, I’ve never seen the show […]