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Image - Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding the Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding the Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual cloud passing overhead, chillers kick in and nudge the algae a little cooler. A new, approximately $6-million collaborative project is using this unique climate-simulating laboratory system as part of a new st...

Jan 13, 2017


Image - Universite Total: Investing in Africa

Universite Total: Investing in Africa

Africa plays a central role in our ambition. We have operated in Africa for more than 80 years, in 44 countries and in all of our businesses. We are the continent's No. 1 energy major, producing 247 million barrels of oil equivalent there in 2015. Each day, our 4,200 service stations serve two million customers and our goal is to achieve a 20% share of the market. At a time when Total is incorporating climate into its strategy, Universite Total decided to look at how African countries are int...

Oil and Gas Jan 16, 2017




Image - What a Plant of the Future Might Look Like

What a Plant of the Future Might Look Like

How do you envision the production plant of the future? Total's teams gave the question some thought and invite you to watch a video showing how they picture a petrochemical and refining plant in the future. Digital technology, innovative processes, a circular economy and new business models are crucial to keeping the energy transition going and meeting our customers' expectations. The plant of the future effectively and efficiently recycles waste and incorporates technology that facilit...

General News Jan 13, 2017


Image - Multifuels Acquires Gas Pipeline System in Central Texas

Multifuels Acquires Gas Pipeline System in Central Texas

Multifuels Midstream Group, LLC, a portfolio company of Warren Equity Partners, recently purchased 124 miles of high pressure gas pipeline in Central Texas from a large publicly traded Master Limited Partnership (MLP), and will repurpose the pipeline with new pipe construction; new interconnects including gas measurement and pressure regulation. The completed pipeline system will serve end use customers in the Bastrop to Hallettsville, TX corridor, via an anchor long term contract. The new const...

Jan 12, 2017


Image - NuScale Submits First Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application (DCA)

NuScale Submits First Ever Small Modular Reactor Design Certification Application (DCA)

In a major step toward the deployment of the next generation of advanced nuclear technology, NuScale Power asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on December 31st, 2016 to approve the company's small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design. This is the first-ever SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry. NuScale SMR's will supply affordable, clean, reliable power in scalable plants whose facility ou...

Power Generation Jan 12, 2017


Image - Proppant Technologies Driving Growth in Hydraulic Fracturing - Oil and Gas TOE - Research and Markets

Proppant Technologies Driving Growth in Hydraulic Fracturing - Oil and Gas TOE - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Proppant Technologies Driving Growth in Hydraulic Fracturing - Oil and Gas TOE" report to their offering. Proppants play an important role in hydraulic fracturing by keeping the fractures open and permeable for reservoir fluid to flow through to the wellbore. Proppants are solid materials, which are pumped in the well along with fracturing fluids that facilitate uniform distribution and placement of the proppants in the open fracture. Th...

Oil and Gas Jan 12, 2017


Image - Wuxi Suntech Announced Breakthrough in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cell PERC Technology

Wuxi Suntech Announced Breakthrough in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cell PERC Technology

Suntech, one of the world's leading solar modules manufacturers recently announced that its highest mass production conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cell has reached 20%. In recent years, Wuxi Suntech devotes to the technical innovation to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells. On April 2015, its high-efficiency monocrystalline solar module "HyPro" module was launched to the market and on June 2016, the highest cell conversion efficiency reached 21.3%. In the...

Solar Jan 11, 2017




Image - AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver Indias First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver India's First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

AES India, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation, today announced a joint partnership agreement to deliver India's first grid-scale energy storage array to the electric grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL). AES and Mitsubishi Corporation will develop and own the 10 megawatt (MW) Advancion energy storage array, which will demonstrate peak load management, increase system flexibility and support high levels of reliability for more than 7 ...

Storage Jan 12, 2017


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