01 - Content - Product Screening (2)
Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass- Volume I
4 Min. Read
This in-depth product market analysis from the DOE of biomass and the building block chemicals that can be derived from biomass is an excellent insight into how to comprehensively screen an industry. This is part 1 of a 2-part paper concerning starting with a candidate list of possible products, systematically eliminating certain candidates, and reporting on the results.
Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass- Volume II
4 Min. Read
This is the second part of a 2-part DOE series on screening products and narrowing down a select target number of chemical candidates. The first part focused on candidates from sugar and synthesis gas, and this part focuses on candidates from lignin. This resource can give you a sense of the comprehensiveness necessary to comfortably dedicate company resources towards chemical product development.
02 - Content - General Chemical Resources (3)
Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers
11 Min. Read
This full textbook on plant design and understanding the economic processes on scaling chemical technology is a foundational piece of work. Visit this often when you're looking to ramp up your chemical business production abilities.
California Cement Report Feb 2019
1 Min. Read
The cement industry accounts for more than 5 percent of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. The cleanest cement factories can emit as little as half the pollution as their dirtiest counterparts. The findings of this report show that California’s cement industry is not yet a part of the transition to a low-carbon cement and concrete sector. The state’s cement factories are the largest consumers of coal and petroleum coke in California; in fact, California’s cement factories have higher emissions per ton of cement than similar factories in China, India, and other major cement-producing regions.
Credit: Ali Hasanbeigi & Cecilia Springer (Global Effciency Intelligence)
Industrial transformations 2050
1 Min. Read
This study characterises how net zero emissions can be achieved by 2050 from the largest sources of 'hard to abate' emissions: steel, plastics, ammonia, and cement. The approach starts from a broad mapping of options to eliminate fossil CO2-emissions from production, including many emerging innovations in production processes.
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