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LiMA Process for Methyl Methacrylate
Sep 10, 2018
Richard Platt
There are several production routes to Methyl methacrylate (MMA). The ACH route dominates supply in most regions, yet the C 4 route accounts for about half the capacity in Asia. BASF and Lucite...
US ACN exports to China potentially threatened
Sep 6, 2018
Kami Tang Pack
Trump’s trade war with China could put US acrylonitrile exports at risk, benefiting European producers (INEOS and AnQore) and other Asian producers in the short-term. Simmering trade tensions between...
value chain of carbon storage and capture
Aug 29, 2018
Ronald F. Cascone
Carbon dioxide, or CO 2, which is the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) known to be causing climate change, is commonly called “carbon.” The other GHGs in the “basket” set in the Kyoto protocol are...
renewable energy microgrid planning projects in Myanmar
Aug 22, 2018
Matthew S. Mendis
Myanmar, formally known as Burma, recently emerged out of nearly six decades of economic stagnation and isolation and its energy sector is starving for exponential growth. The country is well-endowed...
ienergy software user experience and customer satisfaction for utilities
Aug 19, 2018
Katy McSurdy
Software that helps businesses run more efficiently is often held to high standards for agility, flexibility, usability, and reliability. Meeting those standards is challenging for any company, but...
Aug 7, 2018
Matthew S. Mendis
Energy plays a critical role in the global economy. From transportation to communication to entertainment, one can barely think of any goods and services that do not consume energy in some form or...
Jul 24, 2018
Maura McGowan
On May 9th, Build United held their annual Day of Caring in Grottoes, VA. The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockington County’s Build United Program empowers low-income homeowners to live...
Thermal Energy Storage
Jul 16, 2018
Pat Sonti
Today’s thermal energy storage (TES) technologies and systems provide a major opportunity for better economic benefits and enhanced energy management of existing and planned energy assets and...
Renewable Energy and other ways to reduce GHG
Jul 8, 2018
Steven R. Slome
Pat Sonti
Ronald F. Cascone
Great Power: Renewable Energy Renewable energy is a clean source of energy, but it does not provide continual supply in order to meet baseload, cycling and peak energy demand. Solar and wind...
Diversity in the energy industry and utility services
Jul 8, 2018
Andrea Davis
Diversity is an ongoing challenge in many industries, and energy is no different. Greentech Media cited a survey by Ernst & Young that said women represent 16% of board members in the global...