Energy Efficiency

John Lee is the strategic manager of manufacturing intelligence at Matrix Technologies. Courtesy: Matrix Technologies
Sustainability May 13, 2022

Creating automation interoperability, sustainability at a resin plant, flour mill

It is crucial to understand business goals and requirements up front and to have ways to test requirements and measure automation project success. Control system integration projects reduced waste to zero in the first year; the other reduced delays and backlogs.

By John Lee
Courtesy: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Energy Efficiency May 7, 2022

Partnership for science, engineering research announced

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy are continuing their partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national energy policy.

By National Science Foundation (NSF)
Energy Efficiency May 1, 2022

Wood-derived super materials benefits for an eco-circular economy

Sulfate esterified cellulose nanofiber can be a biodegradable replacement for many materials, but its full potential is yet to be realized.

By Dr. Mitsuhiro Iga
Courtesy: Yokogawa
Sustainability February 1, 2022

Survey shows significant impact of industrial autonomy on environmental sustainability

Yokogawa's survey on environmental sustainability revealed the number of manufacturers moving forward with industrial autonomy is increasing.

By Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su and colleagues found an economical and sustainable method for separating cobalt and nickel from each other for battery recycling purposes – making spent battery electrodes a secondary source of these valuable metals.
Sustainability December 3, 2021

Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling

Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.

By Lois Yoksoulian
NREL scientists Eric Karp (left), Davinia Salvachua, Jeffery Linger, and Patrick Saboe have developed an energy-efficient and cost-effective process to produce butyric acid from biomass, which can be used as a precursor for renewable diesel and jet fuel. Courtesy: Dennis Schroeder, NREL
Energy Efficiency November 15, 2021

Biomass process developed for renewable butyric acid

Scientists have developed an energy-efficient and cost-effective process to produce butyric acid from biomass.

By National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Courtesy: Sulzer
Energy Efficiency November 1, 2021

Delivering cost savings for wastewater treatment

Aeration technology choices define performance, energy efficiency and reliability.

By Edward Paro
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Sustainability October 28, 2021

Sustainability: It’s time to get on with it

With net zero deadlines getting closer, more emphasis is being put on the need to cut carbon footprints.

By Claire Price
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Sustainability October 14, 2021

Next-generation automation development for sustainability

Successful digitalization can enhance sustainability efforts, and Schneider Electric is helping customers with both, according to a Pack Expo Las Vegas conference presentation.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Siemens, New Products for Engineers Database
Energy Efficiency September 29, 2021

Digitally control and improve fluctuating energy processes

how the application of digital capabilities can push the energy and resource transition.

By Martina Walzer