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What do a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility have in common? More than you think

by ABUTEC LLC  (Oct. 30, 2015)

You may think that a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility are about as similar as day and night, hot and cold, old and young. But they have more in common than you think. ABUTEC has worked with both to ensure their waste-to-energy systems function at top capacity. Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, needed a way to save money, ...

Can Nigeria expect an investment boom in its mining sector?

by Clarion Events Ltd  (Nov. 5, 2015)

“Nigeria has all the prerequisites to enjoy the benefits of building a mining industry” “Nigeria is perhaps the last remaining frontier for mineral investment in the region. With the wide occurrence of minerals and a history of mineral production, Nigeria presents a rare opportunity for serious investors and that opportunity is ...

Oman EOR project ahead of schedule; EIB tenders in Namibia; Lighter steam system cuts CAPEX

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 8, 2015)

Solar Thermal news you need to know. PDO, Glasspoint start to build Oman's giant Miraah plant Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have broken ground on the 1 GW Miraah Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project a month ahead of schedule, the companies said in a statement November 4. The solar thermal facility will produce steam at ...

Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 11, 2015)

When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in ...

DNS as critical infrastructure, the energy system case study

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 12, 2014)

Modern critical infrastructures (e.g., power plants, energy grids, oil pipelines, etc.), make nowadays extensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT). As a direct consequence their exposure to cyber–attacks is becoming a matter of public security. In this paper, we analyse a particular infrastructure, rarely considered as ...

Need is real for risk assessments of energy infrastructure

by ABS Consulting  (Apr. 1, 2007)

Damage to fixed and floating structures, pipelines, onshore terminals and refineries during the past few hurricane seasons has reinforced the need to develop accurate risk assessments not only to determine overall risks for particular operators but also to identify the components of that risk so that appropriate mitigations can be undertaken. ...

New energy infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 12, 2004)

The paper analyses the current status and future development of energy infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, which is considered as a precondition for regional economic growth. In particular, emphasis is given to natural gas, oil, coal and electricity. The paper includes a description of opportunities for regional energy trade and ...

How climate change impacts America’s energy infrastructure

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Feb. 5, 2013)

As we’ve seen recently with Hurricane Sandy, epic drought, and wildfires, climate change visibly impacts lives and livelihoods throughout ...

Agent-based modelling of energy infrastructure transitions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 21, 2010)

Shaping energy transitions not only requires technical system innovation and redesign but also new policies, regulations, Research and Development (R&D) and investment strategies – a transition assemblage. Transition management thus equates to designing and implementing such an assemblage. Agent-Based Models (ABMs) may be used for ex-ante ...

Transition of energy infrastructures: modelling the Brazilian case

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 5, 2009)

Triggered by the distress around climate change and security of supply, European countries struggle to diversify their energy portfolio while producing less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, favouring a transition to avoid a system collapse. However, this situation is not new. Thirty years ago, prompted by two consecutive oil crises, Brazil started ...

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