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Solar Power-Will New Technology Provide a Breakthrough?

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, September 7th, 2012. One comment so far
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Plentiful shale gas changes the economics around electricity production. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy industry team, explores recent advancements in solar power technology in light of these economics. Ever bring up the topic of solar power at a dinner party? I’m enough of a geek to admit that I’ve had occasion […]

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 […]

AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Update

Posted in Chemical, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. No comments yet
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I caught up with Emerson’s Tim Olsen, Chair of the AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division (F&PD), to get an update of the work of this division. For those unfamiliar with this group, the AIChE’s F&PD: …was established to further the application of chemical engineering principles in the fields of fuels and petrochemicals. The division provides […]

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 […]