Tokamak Opens in Moscow

Soviet nuclear physicist Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich developed the operational Tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow in 1963. Continue reading

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Plant Opens

Powdered Catalyst, Louisiana (PCLA) No. 1 opened in Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1942 as the first petrochemical plant for fluid catalytic cracking. Continue reading

Russian Developed Electric Rail and Street Lamps

Russian electrical engineer Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov developed electric rail and street lamps as commissioned by the Russian government as a means of illuminating the Continue reading

Invention of the Leyden Jar

German Ewald Georg von Kleist, invented an electricity storage device called the Leyden jar (Leiden), in 1745. Continue reading

Power Plant Using Solar Cells Built in Utah

The first power plant using photovoltaic solar cells was dedicated by Governor Scott Matheson at Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA, Continue reading

Seattle Builds Underground Hydroelectric Plant

First underground hydroelectric plant was built in Snoqualmie Falls Continue reading

Electric Plant Uses Poultry Litter Fuel

Lifschutz Davidson designed a commercial electric plant fueled by poultry litter that began operation in Suffolk, England in 1993. Continue reading

Russians first developed a multistep crude oil refining process

First Multistep crude oil refining was a process called distilling, Continue reading

Windmills invented by Persians

Arabic writings of the 9th Century first mention horizontal windmills constructed around 644 CE. Continue reading

First Automated Underwater Gas Production Station

On September 1988 the French petrochemical firm Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, completed the first underwater automated plant to gather natural gas, named Skuld. Continue reading