November 2005


HPI plants limiting vulnerability to high fuel prices

WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR       Comments? Write: In the chemica..

WENDY WEIRAUCH, MANAGING EDITOR       Comments? Write: In the chemical industry, fuel and power costs are usually a small fraction of the total cost of production, but are often a very significant fraction of the value added (sales minus raw materials) or marginal cash cost of production. Process facility owners are increasingly adopting cogeneration, or combined heat and power systems, integral with the facilities to insulate themselves from the volatility of the grid electricity prices and reduce over

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