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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...
Dec 17, 2018
Marios Hatzikyriakou, P.E.
Over the past decade, the chemical industry has experienced increased competition, declining margins, shorter product life cycles and subsequently a strong tendency towards product commoditization...
Government Services
Dec 10, 2018
Matthew S. Mendis
Ajit Kulkarni
Kenya, with a population of nearly 48 million, is one of the most developed power sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. The country currently has an installed power generation capacity of 2.35 GW of which...
Lithium Hydroxide production
Dec 5, 2018
Daniel Saxton
Background: The lithium industry and batteries The revolution in battery technologies has caused a sharp acceleration in the demand growth for lithium and the trend is expected to continue. With...