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Can crypto offer scalable demand flexibility?

Cryptocurrency transactions may be costing more than just transaction fees. The electricity used for these transactions is more than what some countries, like Argentina and Australia, use in an entire year. Published estimates of the total global electricity usage for cryptocurrency assets such as Bitcoin are between 120 and 240 billion kilowatt-hours per year, according […]

Applications Open for 2023 Texas A&M Energy Institute Graduate Fellowships

The Texas A&M Energy Institute is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2023 Texas A&M Energy Institute Graduate Fellowships. These graduate fellowships recognize outstanding energy research work performed by Ph.D. students under the supervision of Affiliated Faculty Members of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. 

Applications Open for Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E)

The Texas A&M Energy Institute hosted representatives from Greentown Labs and the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship for a Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (TEX-E) Roadshow that welcomed students to learn about a collaboration among The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Rice University, and Prairie View A&M University—powered by […]

El-Halwagi receives American Institute of Chemical Engineers award

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received this year’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Award. This award is El-Halwagi’s third from AIChE for his research in sustainable design of industrial processes and process integration, safety, intensification and simulation. This is […]

Integrating decentralized energy storage with power generation

Texas A&M University researchers have developed a computational model to study how to optimally integrate and operate batteries to store excess energy from renewable sources at individual power plants. The findings of this study were published in the Energy and Environmental Science journal. Energy sources such as solar and wind are not always available, but with […]