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Ice cream production at the Cornell Dairy Processing Plant. Courtesy: Cornell University
Safety March 30, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 23-29, 2020

Articles about food manufacturing safety during coronavirus, how coronavirus is affecting manufacturers, and metal batteries were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 23-29, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Energy Efficiency February 14, 2020

Energy efficiency, renewable energy drove U.S. energy transformation in 2010s

The U.S. posted 10 straight years of economic growth, while cutting power-sector CO2 emissions and consumer energy costs to their lowest levels in a generation.

By BloombergNEF (BNEF)
Landfill gas is composed of approximately 50% methane and 50% carbon dioxide along with trace amounts of other gases including siloxanes, which are compounds containing silicon and oxygen. This landfill gas processing plant generates renewable electricity from methane captured from decomposing solid waste. Courtesy: NV5
Energy, Power March 26, 2020

Cutting carbon in California

Environmental and energy concerns are typically addressed in California first; for a preview of what’s to come regarding decarbonization, look West

By Gas Technology
Rice University theorists have calculated flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes. The electrical potential (P) of atoms on either side of a graphene sheet (top) are identical, but not when the sheet is curved into a nanotube. Double-walled nanotubes (bottom) show unique effects as band gaps in inner and outer tubes are staggered. Courtesy: Yakobson Research Group/Rice University
Energy, Power March 31, 2020

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

Rice University calculations show double-walled nanotubes could be highly useful for solar panels and other nanoelectronics applications such as photovoltaics.

By Mike Williams
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Events and Awards November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 11, 2019.)

By CFE Media
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 2, 2020

Deploy IIoT sensors and networks in remote locations

IIoT adds value within a plant, but also is a natural fit for field data gathering

By Ryan Williams
Figure 3: The new control center was created quickly. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integrators December 17, 2019

Short timeline for automation infrastructure

System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.

By Jim Meyers