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Nexant User Consortium Orlando
Apr 17, 2019
Lynn Belken
Nexant's Annual User Consortium is coming up on May 1-3. For those attending, did you opt to extend your stay in Orlando? Take advantage of the sunshine and some local Orlando attractions---but only...
hydrogen decarbonized fuel
Apr 14, 2019
Stephen B Harrison
The use of hydrogen as an energy source commenced 227 years ago when William Murdoch lit his house and office in Redruth, Cornwall from town gas---a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon...
consolidation in the admixtures market
Apr 14, 2019
Aiganym Murzina
A core component of concrete admixtures is superplasticisers (“SPs”). Demand for highperformance superplasticisers is growing as a result of population growth in emerging markets, urbanisation, and...
Industrial Nitrogen
Apr 9, 2019
Graham Hoar, Vice President at Nexant UK, was recently invited to deliver a presentation for the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) conference held in London 6-7 March 2019. Click the link...
energy density
Apr 1, 2019
Stephen B Harrison
Brexit: Implications for European Gas Interconnectors? The natural gas supply dynamic in Europe may well be impacted if Brexit negotiations complicate, or add cost, to gas exchange between the UK and...
setting your thermostat
Mar 20, 2019
Lynn Belken
These days, there's a day to celebrate just about everything … pizza, cheese doodles, cereal, name tags, light bulbs, unplugging, cut your energy costs, and more. But it seems that thermostats are...
Capacity Growth in Aromatics Market
Mar 19, 2019
Andrew Powell
What is happening in Aromatics Aromatics are one of the basic building blocks of the petrochemical industry, with benzene, toluene, and xylenes the most important of these chemicals commercially...
Grid consulting, DR rate design, DER Locational Value
Mar 12, 2019
Jim Giordano, MBA, CEM, CDSM
I’d like to pose this question to you: “Is the value of a kW reduced (or a kWh saved) on Distribution feeder A, the same as its value on Distribution feeder B, or Distribution feeder C?” In many of...
alternative fuels for cars
Mar 10, 2019
Maureen Haynes
Methanol is a high octane alcohol that should have been a contender as an automotive fuel. Methanol burns more cleanly and efficiently than gasoline without producing as much carbon monoxide and NOx...
Butadiene supply
Mar 4, 2019
Lorraine Moneypenny
The US needed lots of rubber during World War II. Some battleships contained 20,000 rubber parts. Every inch of military wiring needed to be wrapped in rubber. With its enemy occupying the rubber...