This presentation pertaining to a CO2 sponge is one of some 12,000 at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). If any part of this comes to a greater reality in mitigating climate change, this one particularly piques our interest. Read this press announcement from AAAS EurekAlert. A sponge-like plastic […]
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Some companies have developed chemical treatments to remove contaminants and microbes from the wastewater, which can then be reused, while others use evaporators to separate fresh water from the brine. Bomgardner notes that treating the wastewater is a special challenge in the Marcellus Shale area of the Appalachian Basin, where wastewater — millions of gallons per well — must be trucked away for disposal. The cost of disposal is spurring oil and gas companies to adopt these and other technologies that could limit the amount of contaminated water that reaches people, plants and animals, the article notes.
Make no mistake about this topic: the majority of the world’s electricity is produced by coal, a huge contributor to global warming or climate change, or whatever else you prefer to call it. Scotto Cooney, editor of The Inspired Economist, has written on the subject.
For those wanting to remain informed about plastics in today’s world, we received this note today from Scott Cooney concerning plastics industry and LEED: Hey guys, Thought you might be interested in this: GreenBiz The American Chemistry Council is at it again. Cheers, Scott Photo: nist6ss
ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Projects 70 GW of Fossil-Fired Capacity Retirements over the Next Four Years
ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the second quarter of 2012. The study highlights the near- and long-term future of gas prices; the impacts of proposed U.S. federal environmental regulations; and projections on pollution control installations, coal production, and renewable energy development.
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A recent post about methanol as a transportation fuel and one possible end to the Fossil Fuel Era. Photo credit: Antre Source: Clean Technica Leaving the Fossil Fuel Era with Methanol (via Clean Technica) For those who find themselves stuck at the gas pump and glued to the Fossil Fuel Era, it‘s always uplifting to […]
R3 Fusion, Inc. announced that it has executed a contract to demonstrate its SPaCeR technology on the treatment of flowback water generated in hydraulic fracking operations.
“Methanol in its own right is an excellent fuel. You can mix it into gasoline — it’s a much better fuel than ethanol. And we have developed a methanol fuel cell. Methanol is a very simple chemical that can be made in a very efficient way. It is just one oxygen atom inserted into methane, the basal component of natural gas; but methanol is a liquid material which is easily stored, transported, and used.”
WEEKEND QUOTE: “The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.” – J. Paul Getty
The AIA is offering a great resource: 50 building design strategies to reduce fossil fuel use and move towards carbon neutrality.