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self sufficient isopropanol
Jan 31, 2019
Daniel Saxton
Isopropanol (also referred to as IPA, isopropyl alcohol, 2-propanol, sec-propyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol) is widely used as a solvent in personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, adhesives...
Bahrain Green Building
Jan 30, 2019
Katy McSurdy
The World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City is not only an architectural marvel, but also an emblem of hope. Developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the LEED Gold-certified...
Gas Detectors save lives
Jan 22, 2019
Stephen B Harrison
Refining risks are real, and can be mitigated We do not have to go too far back in history to recall the fire at the ENI refinery in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi, north of Milan, which...
location-based pricing in energy markets
Jan 21, 2019
Fernando Magnago
Location-based pricing is adopted in many modern bulk power system electricity markets. That is, the pricing for any given grid power injection or withdrawal is biased by its tendency to relieve or...
Holistic electrification strategy
Jan 16, 2019
Brad Simcox
Electrification has been coming up constantly in our industry over the past couple of years. As far as what electrification is—my colleague Jeff Baker recently wrote a great blog on the subject,...
Chemical Company CRT
Jan 13, 2019
Sadara Chemical Company ( Sadara ) today achieved another significant milestone, having safely completed the Creditors Reliability Test (CRT), a rigorous effort designed to demonstrate the...
Utility Services
Jan 10, 2019
Lynn Belken
What do companies like Apple, Coke, and Nike all have in common? Successful emotion-based marketing. Meaning, the ability to make you feel. Feel like you’re trendy, close to friends, or athletic;...
European PVC Production
Jan 7, 2019
Anastasiya Berasneva
Following a period of depressed demand, European PVC producers are set to experience more favourable market conditions – leading to increases in plant utilisation and margin growth. But there are...
Dec 27, 2018
Lynn Belken
Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year when people take time to reflect on what means the most to them. Maybe you will decide that 2019 is the year that you make changes. Maybe you’ll donate your...
Dec 20, 2018
Ronald F. Cascone
Pat Sonti
Power-to-gas (P2G) and other renewable natural gas (RNG) sources are emerging viable alternatives to fossil natural gas that, unlike hydrogen, would utilize the appreciable existing infrastructure...