As the world migrates to second-generation biofuels that reduce emissions while fueling their energy needs in a sustainable manner, new processes must be designed and developed. This includes building and operating new biofuel plants. Efficient and safe design of these new plants using simulation software has proven that being more environmentally responsible does not negatively impact the bottom line. Instead, it not only improves the bottom line, it also aids in bringing the plant online faster.
Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has introduced a new release of its monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform, which has been specifically targeted for mid-tier utilities. monarch/mt (mid-tier) offers growing cooperatives and municipal utilities a quality and easy to implement SCADA and automation platform at a very affordable price point.