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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...
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...
Lithium Hydroxide Investment and Energy Storage
Sep 23, 2018
Daniel Saxton
Background: The lithium industry and batteries The electric vehicle revolution is a game-changer and one of the major trends affecting the mineral and energy industries. Enigmatic elements such as...
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...
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...
Apr 25, 2018
Steven R. Slome
Is this the end of biotechnology? Ups and downs in oil markets. Volatility in stock markets. These are indeed strange times. In the midst of all this, there has been considerable consolidation in the...
May 16, 2017
Pat Sonti
The U.S. energy industry has undergone a major transformation over the last 10 years with advances in technology that have led to a substantial increase in shale-based gas and gas liquids production...
May 5, 2017
Pat Sonti
Over the last decade, solar (especially photovoltaics or PV) and wind energy have attracted substantial investment, via private equity, debt and grants, for enabling rapid deployment of these...
Jun 30, 2015
Manuel Asali
To understand the petrochemicals industry, we must put it in the context of energy markets. Most chemicals come from oil and gas, usually from naphtha (or other refinery streams) or natural gas...
Jun 15, 2015
The electricity industry is abuzz with the question of how to integrate and value distributed energy resources (DERs). We used to have separate dialogues about solar, demand response, batteries,...