Energy is a disruptive technology, meaning new ideas, companies, technologies and processes are globally emerging at warp speed.
Slowing an industry that costs U.S. manufacturers $250 billion a year is an undertaking that must be tackled bite by bite.
For better or worse, we depend on many aspects of demands signals: where they come from, how complete they are, how accurate they are and how fast we get them.
Cellulosic ethanol and coal-fired power co-location can result in economic and environmental benefits in the form of feedstock sharing, cost savings and regulatory compliance.
Chinese wages are so much lower than in the U.S. that, even if there was a significant change in Chinese currency, American manufacturers would still be uncompetitive.
Fair Market required a cold-storage rack system that could withstand harsh, frigid temperatures, and still provide smooth and even pallet movement. Interroll provided it.
After years of struggling with utilities for reliable and affordable natural gas delivery, American Crystal Sugar completed a tariff review and developed creative procurement tactics that protect facilities from future curtailing.
Between 2000 and 2009, biomass power consumption in Sweden grew from 88TWh to 115TWh while oil-based power consumption fell to 112TWh from 142TWh.
Although Imperial Sugar may not be the lone offender of combustible dust crimes, it is perhaps the most memorable.
The natural gas explosion at ConAgra’s Slim Jim plant could have been avoided with the use of combustible gas monitors and tighter gas-purging procedures.
Although there are readily available safe alternatives to using natural gas for pipe cleaning, an astonishing amount of power plants still use it, even if it is fraught with potentially far-reaching and unsafe consequences.
A runaway chemical reaction and explosion overtook a Synthron chemical-manufacturing facility when managers attempted to fulfill an order exceeding normal batch sizes.
Hindsight prevention strategies for five explosions that made history.
Workers at the Bayer CropScience facility in West Virginia would override safety interlocks in order to compensate for an undersized heater in a pesticide residue treater.
The use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in cooling towers can reduce water and chemical usage while increasing the lifespan.