All Energy articles – Page 30

  • Nitrogen Expander Cycle for Small-Scale LNG Plants: A Cinderella Story
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    Nitrogen Expander Cycle for Small-Scale LNG Plants: A Cinderella Story

    2013-11-15T12:00:00Z

    The abundance of natural gas from advancements in horizontal fracking technology applied to shale reservoirs has created a new paradigm in the industrial sector to utilize LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a replacement fuel for diesel in many high horsepower applications such as drilling, mining, and transportation, including marine and ...

  • Application of Air Separation Technology in Natural Gas Liquefaction
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    Application of Air Separation Technology in Natural Gas Liquefaction

    2013-11-15T12:00:00Z

    For many readers of CryoGas International , Chart Industries, Inc. ( chartindustries.com ) is synonymous with the atmospheric gas industry through the design and manufacture of brazed aluminum heat exchangers (BAHX). These are used at various stages during the cryogenic air separation process, together with horizontal and vertical storage tanks ...

  • Developing the Climate Ready Crops of the Future
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    Developing the Climate Ready Crops of the Future

    2013-05-13T12:00:00Z

    Carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary greenhouse gas produced by human activities, is causing global warming and climate change, but higher levels of CO2 in the air can also assist plant growth and improve their ability to cope with drought and water stress.

  • Monitoring Soil Gas at Landfills
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    Monitoring Soil Gas at Landfills

    2013-04-16T12:00:00Z

    Application  Modern landfills are monitored to ensure compliance with federal regulations under 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63 (Federal Register/ Vol. 65, No. 201/Tuesday, October 17, 2000 /Rules and Regulations). PID Analyzers ( hnu.com ) has introduced its Model 108 Analyzer for measuring landfill gases.

  • Meeting EOR and Unconventional Oil and Gas Market Needs
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    Meeting EOR and Unconventional Oil and Gas Market Needs

    2013-04-16T12:00:00Z

    The world’s demand for energy continues to increase. People depend on energy for fuels for transportation, electric power generation, manufacturing and commercial operations, domestic usage, and for many other applications. For this reason, it is important to be able to extract as much of this vital resource as possible from ...

  • The 2012 Worldwide Industrial Gas Market Report
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    The 2012 Worldwide Industrial Gas Market Report

    2013-01-14T12:00:00Z

    Following a year of clear progress towards economic recovery in 2010, 2011 gave us pause as the recovery slowed globally and a climate of economic uncertainty developed, especially in the US and Europe.

  • Praxair and Midrex Commercialize Technology to Produce DRI Using Alternative Fuels
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    Praxair and Midrex Commercialize Technology to Produce DRI Using Alternative Fuels

    2012-12-10T12:00:00Z

    Praxair, Inc. ( praxair.com ) and Midrex Technologies Inc. ( midrex.com ) have signed a strategic alliance agreement to develop and market new process technology for the production of direct reduced iron (DRI) with a variety of fuels such as coke oven gas. The new process uses an innovative partial ...

  • New Fuels, New Markets, Push Hydrogen Demand
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    New Fuels, New Markets, Push Hydrogen Demand

    2012-04-09T15:20:00Z

    Large quantities of hydrogen are used by oil and gas refineries, basic and specialty chemical manufacturers, and food processors. As we have detailed in past reports, hydrogen demand has been steadily increasing in the petroleum sector, where low sulfur fuels continue to be mandated in response to stricter environmental regulations ...

  • Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure
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    Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

    2012-04-09T15:13:00Z

    Air Products, the leading global supplier of hydrogen to refineries to assist in the production of cleaner burning transportation fuels, has unique experience in the hydrogen fueling industry. The company’s varied fueling applications provide an opportunity to assess consumer experiences, evaluate product performance, and advance product improvements.

  • World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012
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    World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012

    2012-04-09T15:10:00Z

    The world’s hydrogen and fuel cell community will come together at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Canada from June 3–7, 2012, for the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 (WHEC2012). Canada is a pioneer in the research, development, and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and Toronto in particular ...

  • 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 ...