Integrated Energy Planning

As the name implies, integrated energy planning involves the integration of different sectors of energy like petroleum, coal, natural gas, and renewables – normally to produce electricity, heat or transportation fuels.  Integrated energy planning includes energy used for homes and the industrial consumer and has the goal of reducing CO₂ emissions. Integrated energy planning involves…

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Biochar v. Activated Carbon

The is a PowerPoint about Biochar as a substitute for Activated Carbon and the differences between the two, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Bill Naylor, an activated carbon and biochar subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience with integration of these adsorptive media into new and existing treatment systems.  Bill worked for the…

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Coal Gasification

Coal has historically been used to supply electricity, with most burned at coal-fired power plants. Coal gasification is a newer thermo-chemical process in which the gasifier’s heat and pressure break down coal into basic chemical components and turn it into a synthetic natural gas called syngas.  While syngas can be produced from many other sources…

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Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal

Glycerin as Anti-Freeze Agent for Coal?  Anyone who has produced biodiesel knows that glycerin can set up like wax if the process is over-catalyzed and/or animal fats are used as feedstocks. More than one of us has shoveled our share of “hard” glycerin.   As a result, many biodiesel producers find it surprising that one of…

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