Monthly Archives: March 2012

President’s Research Budget Encouraging

We read about politicians wanting to drastically cut back the government’s role and government spending, including eliminating whole departments such as the DOE! Meanwhile, the Chinese government is spending many billions of yuans developing technology and supporting companies in the … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up for Keystone Pipeline

Well, it seems that my blog has reached President Obama, specifically the article about why the pipeline should go ahead. Seriously, it was announced today that the president has put environmental and other studies on the pipeline on the “fast … Continue reading

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Catalytic Ethylene Process: Interesting!

You could say that the petrochemical world has long wondered when a plant using a catalytic reactor rather than a thermal ┬ásteam cracker would produce ethylene from ethane. Now, such a plant has been announced for a site in the … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline: Nocera is right

Much has been written and argued about the proposed pipeline that would bring heavy crude oil made from the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. Forced by pressure from Republicans, President Obama had to make … Continue reading

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