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January 15, 2008
Gulf Ethanol Corp. (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7368-541) recently acquired an exclusive license to the vortex-implosion-disintegrator technology...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Bioethanol_3623.html
January 15, 2008
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7368-542) has partnered with the University of Southern California’s (USC) Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (Los Angeles...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Fuel-from-CO2_3624.html
January 15, 2008
Animal and vegetable oils and fats are a key renewable feedstock for making detergents, soaps, lubricants, paints, coatings, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well as additives for plastics, rubber and textiles...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-Fat-Shortage-in-2008_3625.html
January 15, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Hague, Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/7368-544) and HR Biopetroleum (Honolulu, Hawaii; edlinks.che.com/7368-545) have begun construction of a pilot facility to grow marine algae, which will be harvested for producing vegetable oil that will be converted...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Algae-to-fuel_3626.html
December 15, 2007
At the Chem Show last month (New York; Oct. 30 – Nov. 1), Resodyn Acoustic Mixers Inc. (Butte, Mont.; edlinks.che.com/6902-531) demonstrated its new, impeller-free mixing technology, which induces microscale turbulence through the propagation of acoustic waves. Dubbed ResonantAcoustic Mixing (RAM), the now commercially available process promises solutions for many of the complications associated with...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Resodyn-Unveils-Entirely-New-Mixing-Technology-_3549.html
December 15, 2007
Last month at a gala dinner at New York’s Rainbow Room, Chemical Engineering (CE) had the pleasure of honoring this year’s finalists and the winner of the 2007 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, a biennial prize that the magazine has bestowed continuously since the early 1930s (for more, see CE, January 2007, p. 23). This year’s event recognized the most noteworthy...
http://www.che.com/news/Cover-Story-39th-Kirkpatrick-Award-Announced_3550.html
December 15, 2007
As the price of electricity, natural gas and other fossil fuels continues to climb, chemical processors are more closely examining high-temperature operations and heat-transfer systems to see if more efficiency can be had. In many cases it can, and, as a result, heat-transfer projects are not only justifiable, but downright attractive. "Traditionally we used to see chemical processors looking at their...
http://www.che.com/news/Newsfront-The-Heat-Is-On_3551.html
December 15, 2007
Plant Watch Clean gasoline technologies planned for SPRC in Thailand November 14, 2007 — The Star Petroleum Corp. (SPRC) has selected Axens’ technologies for its clean gasoline project in Rayong, Thailand. SPRC will install a 22,640-bbd/d grassroots unit that will be fed by fluidized catalytic cracked (FCC) gasoline and a 15,100-bbd/d, grassroots benzene saturation unit that will be fed with...
http://www.che.com/news/Economic-Indicators-Business-News_3565.html
December 15, 2007
A pressure-swing-adsorption (PSA) system for hydrogen purification that operates at "tens of cycles per minute," versus one cycle every 4 – 10 min for conventional PSA, will have its first commercial-scale demonstration at an ExxonMobil refinery in France. Developed by QuestAir Technologies Inc. (Burnaby, B.C., Canada; edlinks.che.com/6902-532) in cooperation with ExxonMobil Research and...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-Rapid-Cycle-PSA-System-Economically-Recovers-H2_3574.html
December 15, 2007
Ethanol production is an energy-intensive process in which about 50% of the cost is for distillation and dehydration of the ethanol. A membrane system that does the same job, but reduces the energy consumption by up to 50%, has been developed by Vaperma Inc. (St-Romuald, Quebec; Canada; edlinks.che.com/6902-533). The method was described by Christian Roy, vice-president, business development, at the Annual...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Membrane-Cuts-the-Cost-of-Ethanol-Dehydration-_3575.html
December 15, 2007
Japan Oil, Gas, & Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC; Kawasaki; edlinks.che.com/6902-534) and six private companies have established a research consortium to build a confirmation test-plant for a new Japanese gas-to-liquids (JGTL) process. Construction on the 500-bbl/d facility, located at Niigata, Japan, is expected to be onstream by 2009 and tests completed the following year. The $260-million investment...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-New-GTL-Process-Takes-a-Step-Closer-to-Commercialization_3576.html
December 15, 2007
The standard temperature range for waste-rubber pyrolysis has been reported as 480 – 1,740ºF. Within 480 – 750ºF, shredded tire scrap decomposes into increasing amounts of gases and oil; and above 750ºF, oil and solid char yields can decrease relative to gas production. At these higher temperatures both the gases and oil produced are high in carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-New-Pyrolysis-Method-Improves-Carbon-Black-Recovery-from-Scrap-Tires_3577.html
December 15, 2007
The amount of crude oil remaining in depleted oil fields has been estimated to be about 50 – 80% of the total estimated oil reserves. In the past, CO2 has been injected into such wells for enhanced-oil recovery — a technique that displaces the oil and stores the greenhouse gas. Now, a completely different approach to monetizing the carbon is being considered by Inpex Holdings Inc. (Tokyo...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-Way-to-Convert-Depleted-Oil-Wells-into-Natural-Gas-Wells_3578.html
December 15, 2007
A plastic membrane that allows CO2 and other small molecules to move through its pores while largely preventing the movement of larger molecules like CH4, has been developed by a team of researchers from CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship (Melbourne, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6902-537); the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, the Department of...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-This-Membrane-Mimics-Mother-Nature-to-Separate-CO2_3579.html
December 15, 2007
Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH, a subsidiary of Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6902-539) has begun to expand its production plant for new specialty zeolites, and also construct a new wastewater processing plant, at its Bitterfeld site in Germany. The...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-New-Zeolite-Catalyst_3581.html
December 15, 2007
The blood-cholesterol-lowering effects of beta-glucan — the soluble oat fiber — is well known, but up to now it has been difficult to obtain beta-glucan-rich fractions that are feasible for food applications, according to VTT Technical Research Center (Espoo, Finland...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Beta-Glucan-Separation_3582.html
December 15, 2007
NRG Energy, Inc. (Princeton, N.J.) and Powerspan Corp. (Portsmouth, N.H.; edlinks.che.com/6902-541) plan to demonstrate, at commercial scale, Powerspan’s ECO2 technology for capturing CO2 from conventional coal-fired power plants. To date, CO2 -capture demonstrations...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Carbon-Capture_3583.html
December 15, 2007
In Malaysia, the raw material for biodiesel production has been palm oil. However, making biodiesel can conflict with the oil’s use as food, and growing palm oil (even for food) has caused the destruction of tropical forests in Borneo, Sumatra and other regions. A team from the Dept. of Chem. Eng. at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, (Perak, Malaysia...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Fuel-from-Rubber-Seeds_3584.html
December 15, 2007
Megtec Systems (Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6902-542) has announced the first power plant fueled by methane emissions from coal-mine ventilation air. Traditionally, CH4 released during coal excavation requires...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Coal-Mine-Vent-Air_3585.html
December 15, 2007
Traditionally, the cogeneration of steam and electricity has been restricted to plants that generate superheated steam, making the recovery of energy losses from saturated steam impossible for many industrial sites ranging from distilleries to pharmaceutical plants and pulp-and-paper mills. At the Chem Show (see first item above), Pennant International Corp. (Edison, N.J.; edlinks.che.com/6902-538)...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-With-These-Turbines-Waste-Energy-Can-Now-Be-Recovered-from-Saturated-Steam_3586.html
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