Air Products Awarded DOE Funding - 6/14/2012
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Air Products $1.2 million in funding to develop a new method of hydrogen gas generation in collaboration with Penn State University. The project combines a microbial reverse electrodialysis technology with waste heat recovery to convert effluents into electricity and chemical products including hydrogen gas. This technology uses salinity gradients to overcome the thermodynamic barriers and over potential associated with hydrogen production. This technology will be applicable to a wide variety of U.S. industrial sectors, including the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and refinery industries and, by providing on-site electricity generation, could save industry 40 trillion Btus annually and further offset 6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
“By investing in breakthrough technologies that can drastically reduce the amount of energy consumed during manufacturing, the Energy Department is supporting President Obama's blueprint for an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers,” says U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
|11/27/2012||Welding Begins on Oregon Rail Project ...more | comments |
Welders will connect two, 80-foot lengths of rail by a thermite welding process that superheats aluminum, iron oxide and alloy elements to produce molten steel and permanently join the rails.
|11/27/2012||Airgas Chairman Sells 1.2 Million Shares ...more | comments |
Peter McCausland sells 1.2 million shares of Airgas common stock in privately negotiated overnight block trade.
|11/27/2012||New Gas Process for Controlled Ripening ...more | comments |
Researchers set to revolutionize fresh fruit industry with new technology that converts ethylene gas into a powder form.
|11/26/2012||Specialty Gas Growth Projections ...more | comments |
Report indicates slow and modest growth.
|11/26/2012||ITW Names Successor ...more | comments |
David Speer, ITW chairman and CEO, dies after illness. Scott Santi named successor.
|11/26/2012||Cee Kay Supply Healthy Employer Finalist ...more | comments |
Wellness program improves worker health.
|11/21/2012||Lucas-Milhaupt Acquires Inmet ...more | comments |
Company buys alloy maker and expands product line.
|11/21/2012||LNG Plant For Southwest Florida ...more | comments |
Air Products to build LNG plant in Florida.
|11/21/2012||Low-Supply Helium Makes Parade Appearance ...more | comments |
Should we be wasting our dwindling supply of helium on floating cartoon characters?
|11/14/2012||Lincoln Acquires Three Businesses ...more | comments |
Lincoln acquires shape cutting and engineered systems businesses.