The Real Fuel of the Future: Natural Gas

The U.S. is now the world’s fastest-growing producer of natural gas, and it is on track to becoming the dominant world exporter. Meanwhile, the number of nations importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) has jumped from a dozen to more than 40 in the past two decades… [Click title to open PDF]

Energy and the Information Infrastructure

It has been said that data is the new oil. Both domains are critical to society, entailing massive infrastructures and globe-spanning businesses. Of course oneproduces energy, while the other uses it. It may seem inconceivable that a single smartphone is responsible for as much electricity demand as a refrigerator, but that’s what the physics dictates. This…

Prometheus Bound: How Regulations Stifle a U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

The conditions are ripe for a boom in American manufacturing, especially in high-tech, high-value-added sectors, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, refined hydrocarbons, chemicals, and cloud infrastructure. Moreover, considering energy costs, property rights, and the quality of its workforce, the U.S. remains one of the world’s most competitive places to do business.

Manufacturing As A Service: The Emerging Revolutions In How And What We Produce

[Opens Video] DEAN’S LECTURE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY McCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING …….. Humanity has literally manufactured the world we live in. Without exception, every product, object, and service that makes modern life possible has to be fabricated. While food and fuel are self-evidently critical for sustaining all life and energizing machines, the biggest difference between the…