Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Report: US Renewable Energy Supply Not Enough For Major Manufacturers’ Demand

Major manufacturers in the United States have set ambitious goals around cheap renewable energy, but they are struggling to access the clean energy they want because of state policies that limit procurement, according to a new report from David Gardiner and Associates. DGA’s report “The … Read more…

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

While the ultimate effects of Hurricane Harvey on the energy industry are still unclear, one thing is certain: the storm has significantly slowed production. Flooding caused by Harvey has forced some of the country’s largest refineries to shut down, including some owned by Exxon Mobil, Shell, … Read more…

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Rolls Out Energy Usage Intensity Reductions

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Rolls Out Energy Usage Intensity Reductions

Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire and Rubber Company has reduced its energy usage intensity by 18% since 2009 and usage intensity has declined, according to the company’s 2016 CSR and sustainability report published today. Cooper is the parent of a global family of companies specializing in … Read more…

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

Food Giant Taps Hired Hands for Energy Improvements, Pulls 100+ Practical Propositions

McCain Foods, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries, identified more than 100 potential logistical improvements thanks to an employee survey. The McCain Foods processing plant in Timaru, New Zealand, questioned 20 people from various departments, including management and factory floor workers, … Read more…

How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

How Product Design Impacts Energy Management: Q&A with Shaw Industries

Shifting an organization’s culture requires a willingness to challenge the status quo and step outside the comfort zone, says Charles Chapman, director of energy and reliability engineering for Shaw Industries. Chapman’s group at the global flooring product company used to focus primarily on the engineering … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

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