BufferEverywhere you look people are trying to do more with less. Reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce energy use, recover resources. There are strong economic drivers to do all of these things, which also happen to be sustainable. On July 22nd, 2010 I moderated the first in the BlueTech Tracker(TM) Webinar series: Mineral & Resource Recovery [...]
Worldwide desalting capacity is projected to increase by 50 million cubic meters per day over the next six years, according to a recent study by Pike Research.
Meanwhile, annual spending on desalination will double by 2016, from $8.3b to $16.6 billion. Spending will total $87.8 billion during that time period.
BufferVikram Rao is Executive Director at Research Triangle Energy Consortium and a former CTO of Halliburton. He will present a keynote address at the BlueTech Innovation Forum on June 8th. I’m certainly not the first to raise the specter of an oil plateau. This is not the same as Peak Oil, although there are similarities. [...]
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