Director of Alternative Fuels Technology at Advanced Green Innovations

I am a chemical engineer working in the energy industry. I have over 20 years of international engineering experience in the chemicals, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries, and hold several patents related to my work. I have worked in the areas of oil refining, natural gas production, ... more

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Why China Is Dominating Lithium-Ion Battery Production
The world is becoming increasingly electrified. Not only are developing countries increasing the availability of electricity to their populations, but the electrification of existing transportation infrastructure is proceeding at a rapid pace.
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A New U.S. Oil Production Peak Looks Imminent
One of the most important questions in the global oil markets revolves around U.S. oil production. There is probably nothing OPEC would like to know more than when U.S. oil production will begin to decline.
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Ten Countries That Dominate Fossil Fuel Production
Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy over the past decade, fossil fuels still dominate global energy consumption.
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Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power
In 2018, the world produced 2,701 terawatt-hours (TWh) of nuclear power. This represents a slight decline over the past decade, but that’s somewhat misleading.
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Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race
Modern renewable energy consumption (mainly wind and solar power) grew by 71 million metric tons of oil equivalent in 2018. But global energy consumption grew much faster than that, with fossil fuels carrying most of the load.
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U.S. Increases Its Dominance In Natural Gas Production
Of the fossil fuels, natural gas has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions per unit of energy consumed. For that reason, natural gas has become one of the fuels of choice for countries looking to lower carbon dioxide emissions.
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Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind
5 months ago

It would be possible to inject the water deeper, but they don't do it for economic reasons. But there are places where the fault is near the oil-producing zone. In those cases, it's the fracking that can directly cause an earthquake. Not sure of the situation in California, but it would in any case be a touchy subject.

Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind
5 months ago

I actually discuss this in the presentation. I didn't get into it here, because it requires a bit more nuance than "fracking causes earthquakes." So in the presentation I explain that most of the earthquakes in Oklahoma are a result of wastewater injection, but fracking itself has been implicated in some earthquakes (a small portion in Oklahoma) but a higher percentage in other shale plays. I just didn't want to get into all that in this article.

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Robert Rapier Commented on Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind:

It would be possible to inject the water deeper, but they don't do it for economic reasons. But there are places where the fault is near the oil-producing zone. In those cases, it's the fracking that can...

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Robert Rapier Commented on Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind:

I actually discuss this in the presentation. I didn't get into it here, because it requires a bit more nuance than "fracking causes earthquakes." So in the presentation I explain that most of the earthqua...

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Director of Alternative Fuels Technology
Advanced Green Innovations
September 2014 - Present (5 years)

Responsible for the selection and development of alternative fuels that are appropriate for fueling the company's ZHRO injectors.

Chief Investment Strategist
The Energy Strategist
October 2012 - Present (7 years)

This is a job I do in addition to my regular job with Advanced Green Innovations. I write weekly newsletters and help manage investment portfolios.

Chief Technology Officer
Merica International
July 2009 - September 2014 (5 years 3 months)

Merica International is a privately-held energy company based in Hawaii. We are involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects, with a core focus on the localized use of biomass to energy for the benefit of local populations.

Board Member
Merica Technologies Pte. Ltd.
January 2010 - August 2013 (3 years 8 months)

Renewable Energy and Forestry

Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelors
Chemistry and Math
Texas A&M University
Master of Science
1991 / 1995
Chemical Engineering

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