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hydrogen decarbonized fuel
Apr 14, 2019
By 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...
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
By 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...
LiMA Process for Methyl Methacrylate
Sep 10, 2018
By 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...
Thermal Energy Storage
Jul 16, 2018
By 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...
Apr 25, 2018
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
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
By 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...
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,...