Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Energy’

DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

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DOE Taps AIChE to Lead RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute led by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will be the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Texas ChE professor Dr. Thomas Edgar, a former … Read the rest »

Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

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Research on Integrating the Operation of Chemical Processes with the Power Grid Receives DOE Funding

Research conducted in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering to optimize chemical plant operations and reduce demand on the power grid recently received $360K in funding from the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within the United States Department of Energy.

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Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

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Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Milliron Research Group at the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.… Read the rest »

Chelikowsky to Lead $6.2 Million Energy Materials Project

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Chelikowsky to Lead $6.2 Million Energy Materials Project

Professor James Chelikowsky and his research team have received a $6.2 million grant over a five-year period to develop computer software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.

“The software we develop will help … Read the rest »

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