Energy Efficiency

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
Courtesy: EU Automation
Energy Efficiency July 25, 2021

Going green with obsolete equipment for manufacturers

Each manufactured product has some impact on the environment and produces carbon emissions. Manufacturers are using obsolete equipment can reduce that impact.

By Claudia Jarrett
Courtesy: Robert Coelius, Michigan Engineering
Energy Efficiency July 16, 2021

Nanotech OLED could cut power consumption

An electrode that could free up 20% more light from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could help extend the battery life of smartphones and laptops and other devices, making them more energy efficient.

By Kate McAlpine
Courtesy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Energy Efficiency May 12, 2021

Turning toxic sewage sludge into renewable energy

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create renewable fuel from sewage sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment that creates greenhouse gases and water pollution when dumped into landfills.

By Sharon Gaudin
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Energy Efficiency January 15, 2021

Funding announced for advanced manufacturing projects

The Department of Energy is providing funding for $123.6 million in funding for 46 projects in 23 states.

By Department of Energy
Tadiran lithium batteries survive extreme cold temperatures to continuously monitor the transport of the
Energy Efficiency December 22, 2020

Lithium batteries developed to survive extreme cold temperatures

Tadiran has developed bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries that have been specially modified for use in the cold chain, which is required for transporting the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Tadiran Batteries