Operations engineers are now working with new technologies to help cut energy usage levels and associated costs. Without fail, it seems that the best solutions are also the most simple.
Valves are generally the largest source of fugitive emissions inside industrial facilities and can be the most difficult to contain to meet current emission requirements.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing cheaper automotive fuel cells as part of its push for alternative energy solutions.
Led by chief technology officer Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, researchers at Origin Oil are focusing on algae as a third-generation feedstock that doesn't rely on arable land or energy crops with inconsistent yields.
As hydrogen fuel cell technology becomes more developed and integrated into more lift trucks,
Biofuels present significant challenges when specifying seals. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions delivers elastomer sealing solutions intended specifically for biofuels to help processors prepare themselves for the first-generation energy revolution.
IBM has unveiled a novel membrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide.
Algae are capable of generating 33,000 gallons of oil per acre per year (while corn can produce a mere 30), but how is this kind of oil best produced? Valcent Products Inc.
In 1988, a chemical fire ignited at PEPCON, a rocket fuel manufacturing plant in Henderson, NV, but that's not all. In danger of going up immediately thereafter was 6 million pounds of rocket fuel held in the facility's storage area, which explodes only seconds later.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its search for World War I-era chemical weapons in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood after workers found an open glass flask containing traces of the chemical agent mustard.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Corning Inc. said Tuesday its output of liquid-crystal-display glass will be lower than expected in the third quarter after an earthquake halted glass production at a plant in Japan.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government may seize control of a shuttered medicine plant that belongs to Pfizer Inc. Commerce Minister Eduardo Saman says the government could takeover the plant if an agreement to get the factory operating again cannot be reached.
In California, the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries and Aerojet announced that they have
NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Water is an essential ingredient for creating delicious foods. But experts warn that it's becoming increasingly scarce. In fact, the United Nations suggests more than one in six people worldwide don't have ample access to safe water.
PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) - An idled chemical plant in western Pennsylvania is getting back to business this week, with all of its more than 250 workers expected back by next week. Indspec Chemical Corp.'s plant is in Petrolia, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.