By John Anspach, Induron VP of Operations
With the recent uptick in fuel prices, it wouldn’t appear to be the case. However, a recent article in Chemical Processing indicates that significant strides are being made to really get there.
The likely biggest domestic energy development toward that end is the availability of gas from shale oil. New technology is allowing easier access to this enormous untapped energy resource. Michael Cowen of the International Energy Agency (EIA) states that, “within five years, the U.S. is likely to break the record output high reached more than two decades ago, to flirt with the position of top world producer.” Imagine that… having greater output than the Saudis! This can be possible with efficient shale oil conversion, combined with investments in new pipelines. If both methods are employed, it would significantly lower U.S. demand from oil imports, and move us closer to energy independence. Continue reading Is the U.S. Really Heading Toward Energy Independence? →
By John Anspach, Induron Technical Director
As local and national environmental regulations changed, particularly in the 1990s, Induron and companies like ours needed to document compliance with the new rules. Regulatory agencies were (and are) taking a much firmer stance on emissions, and it was clear changes were going to have to be made.
The rewards for lowering emissions are substantial – demonstrating lowered emissions means eligibility for a Synthetic Minor permit, which shows the community in general and the industry in particular that your company is committed to environmentally-responsible manufacturing; thus making you much more attractive to customers looking for like-minded suppliers.
But it can’t be a “one and done” process. You’ll need to look at your emissions levels both now and in the future – since you’ll hopefully be producing at even greater levels in the future as your business expands. Continue reading Reliable Protection Through Innovative – and Greener! – Coatings →
Induron Protective Coatings has developed an extremely cost effective way to protect one of the USA’s most important assets; the electrical transmission grid that carries electrical energy from our power plants (both old and new) to our homes and businesses. Many of the old lattice-type transmission towers were hot-dipped galvanized and erected decades ago; Continue reading Induron has coatings for the T&D industry →