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  • Gas Product Profile
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    Gas Product Profile

    2012-03-12T14:56:00Z

    Discovered early in the twentieth century, argon was one of the first rare gases to find commercial application. Making up slightly less than one percent of air, argon is best known for the properties it lacks—color, odor, and taste—and for its total inertness—it is noncorrosive, nonflammable, and nontoxic. 

  • Energy as a Growth Driver for the Industrial Gases Industry
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    Energy as a Growth Driver for the Industrial Gases Industry

    2012-01-16T14:21:00Z

    The world needs energy—and it will need a lot more of it as we move forward. This presents us with a daunting challenge. Economic development over the coming decades will most likely hinge on the ways we source and consume energy. We need to balance the need for secure energy ...

  • Replacements – How Industrial Gases Are Being Used in the Quest for a Cleaner Planet
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    Replacements - How Industrial Gases Are Being Used in the Quest for a Cleaner Planet

    2011-10-10T16:44:00Z

    As the world moves toward a cleaner planet, mandates for the use of environmentally friendly chemicals and technologies have created shifts in gas demand in some markets and ushered in new and/or expanded market opportunities for industrial and specialty gases and equipment in others. 

  • The Excitement in Oil and Gas: Two On-going Revolutions
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    The Excitement in Oil and Gas: Two On-going Revolutions

    2011-04-11T14:45:00Z

    To most, the key technology revolution is an electronic one, where advances like the internet, wireless communications, and the resulting instantaneous access to information are altering the way we work and live. The proverbial “Dick Tracy Watch” with its built in computer is really here. But there is another revolution ...

  • Into the Future – The Environment, Energy, and Efficiency Continue to Dominate Market Trends
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    Into the Future - The Environment, Energy, and Efficiency Continue to Dominate Market Trends

    2011-01-10T17:17:00Z

    According to a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) (“What’s Next for Alternative Energy,” www.bcg.com), “several alternative-energy technologies are approaching inflection points in their development, and the day when they could have a profound impact on the global energy landscape could come far sooner than is commonly assumed.” ...

  • Winds of Change Blow Across the Global Power Generation Industry
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    Winds of Change Blow Across the Global Power Generation Industry

    2010-10-11T15:11:00Z

    Man has harnessed the power of the wind for thousands of years to advance industrial and social development, from the windmills used in the 7th century for irrigation pumping and grain milling, to the early wind turbines developed in the UK and the US in the 1800s to generate electricity ...

  • A Whole Lot Brewing Down on the Farm
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    A Whole Lot Brewing Down on the Farm

    2010-07-12T14:40:00Z

    With the advent of summer, our thoughts turn to pleasant weather, some time off, and an idyllic place to enjoy that free time — like a trip to a farm. Today, there is more going on alongside the cows, corn, and rolling pastures than meets the untrained eye. It seems ...

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    Making Rational Choices Among Alternative Energy Options

    2010-07-12T14:31:00Z

    The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) (mit.edu/mitei/) sponsors a series of colloquia to showcase areas of critical energy research and analysis in hopes of mitigating foreseeable upcoming energy challenges. On May 4, 2010, MITEI featured a seminar by Bruce E. Dale, PhD, a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. ...

  • The Critical Role of Gas and Chemical Suppliers in Thin Film Silicon PV Cell Manufacture
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    The Critical Role of Gas and Chemical Suppliers in Thin Film Silicon PV Cell Manufacture

    2010-06-07T14:26:00Z

    With the installation of solar systems growing at between 30–40 percent per year, photovoltaics is the world’s fastest-growing power generation technology. By the end of 2008 more than 15GW of new solar power was installed worldwide, with around 7GW added in 2009. Despite the recent worldwide financial turmoil, analysts (IMS ...

  • What’s the Alternative? – Gas Industry Positions in Alternative Energy Markets
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    What’s the Alternative? - Gas Industry Positions in Alternative Energy Markets

    2010-04-12T13:17:00Z

    Fossil fuels — petroleum, coal, and natural gas — represent mainstream energy sources: alternative fuels include everything else — from biomass to nuclear. Most of the energy consumed in the US, about 84 percent, comes from fossil fuels according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) (www.eia.doe.gov). Of this, crude oil-based ...

  • An Educational Forum on Climate Protection and Clean Power
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    An Educational Forum on Climate Protection and Clean Power

    2010-02-08T13:06:00Z

    Climate change and the energy crisis are prevailing concerns around the world. Meeting the growing challenges of environmental issues while strengthening the economy is one of the greatest tests facing the world today. The Industrial Gas Industry is in a position to develop and support many of the solutions that ...

  • The Reality of Clean Coal in Our Energy Future
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    The Reality of Clean Coal in Our Energy Future

    2009-12-14T15:36:00Z

    Coal-fired power plants play an important role in providing energy at low prices. The reality is that coal is abundant, efficient, and less expensive than most other energy options and will remain an important part of our energy future. Coal accounts for about 50 percent of electricity production in the ...