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Your Precious Yard Trimmings: Biomass and Chemical Applications

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by

Chemical R&D

Your Precious Yard Trimmings Biomass and Chemical Applications

It is autumn and people are hauling the tree limbs they have pruned and other yard waste to municipal piles. That or placing them at the curb for trash pick-up disposes the limbs.Ā  Continue reading “Your Precious Yard Trimmings: Biomass and Chemical Applications” »

Itā€™s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications

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ā€œA next-generation smart grid without energy storage is like a computer without a hard drive: severely limited.ā€ Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm Continue reading “Itā€™s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage” »

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With the ubiquity of ā€˜smartā€™ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »

Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by

Chemical R&D

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When you’re working with new ideas, new technology and products on the cutting edge, it can be very easy to get carried away. Continue reading “Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early” »

Going Big at Nano Scale

Posted on November 28th, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications

What exactly makes “advanced material” – well, advanced? Throughout history, humans have been adapting, manipulating, and combining materials to suit our needs. Continue reading “Going Big at Nano Scale” »

Scientific Research & Closing the Innovation Gap

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications

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As advanced technologyĀ makesĀ “things” lighter, faster and stronger; it fits that customer demand should, at the same time, be that these new, shiny things be cheaper. So R&D and engineering teams find themselves challenged to bring new materials and applications while bringing commercial value to the customer and the manufacturer. How do they do this? Continue reading “Scientific Research & Closing the Innovation Gap” »

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