(EnergyAsia, August 28, Thursday) — EnergyAsia recently filmed interviews with senior executives from IT company Raritan and specialty chemical company Lubrizol, as well as professors from Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*Star) and Canada’s University of Calgary. Recordings of these interviews can be found on www.EnergyAsia.com.
Raritan, a provider of green IT infrastructure management solutions, said that most IT managers do not realise that data centres are big consumers of energy. There is no efficient means or system yet to collect data on energy consumption by individual components in data centres.
Christopher McPherson, Raritan’s Asia Pacific vice president for sales and marketing, is an expert on developing green IT strategies and implementing green IT data centres.
Timothy Phang, managing director of Lubrizol Southeast Asia, gave an overview of the company’s activities and its plans to expand in Asia over the next 10 years.
Lubrizol is a US-based world leader in specialty chemicals, produces additives, ingredients and compounds to enhance the quality, performance and value of the products of its customers in the transportation, industrial and consumer markets.
Roberto Aguilera is Professor and ConocoPhillips-NSERC-AERI chair in Tight Gas Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. He is a petroleum engineering graduate from the Universidad de America at Bogota, Columbia, and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Dr Aguilera disputes the idea that the world is facing imminent decline in oil reserves. New technology, such as those he and his colleagues are developing, will enable energy companies to ‘squeeze’ oil and gas out of tight and ‘unconventional’ geological formations. When the technology becomes commercialised, they will free up the equivalent of billions of barrels of oil and gas reserves. The challenge: When and what cost will the new technology become available?
Ho Hiang Kwee from Singapore’s Agency for Science, Research and Technology (A*Star), provides an update of Singapore’s R & D programme for the energy sector in a three-part interview. He covers developments in Singapore’s research efforts into solar PV, bioenergy, fuel cells and intelligent energy distribution systems.