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Emitted Methane as Feedstock for Bio-manufacturing – improving the Earth’s climate in small bites

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Sina - methane

(Source: The Business Journals, www.bizjournals.com)

 

There are good reasons for the burning flares in refineries, chemical and natural gas processing plants and oil wells.  From a distance it looks like a tall chimney with a red flame atop.  The primary function of the flares is to act as safety devices.  Continue reading “Emitted Methane as Feedstock for Bio-manufacturing – improving the Earth’s climate in small bites” »

Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In the previous post, a process change reduced the amount of fuel necessary to produce a given amount of steam resulting in significant energy cost savings over the intended life of the equipment. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact” »

Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide, Buildings and CLT!

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Western wood structures

(Source: www.CanadianArchitect.com and www.westernwoodstructures.com)

Most people would react to the suggestion of using wood for anything as environmentally detrimental. Trees would have to be cut and often the discarded wood gets burned adding to the carbon dioxide burden of the atmosphere. Continue reading “Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide, Buildings and CLT!” »

Ozone (O3) Hole and Healing…are we there yet?

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Most everybody has heard about the hole in the Ozone Layer: halogenated gases cause large seasonal ozone losses in Polar Regions. It may seem an old subject but it is still with us. A generation ago the Hole was front-page news. Continue reading “Ozone (O3) Hole and Healing…are we there yet?” »