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ExxonMobil Tunes In To Drop-In Biofuels, Turns On To Algae

July 16, 2009 4:36 am | News | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - July 16, 2009 In California, more details have emerged on

High Risk Of Tax Hikes If Government Targets Missed

July 15, 2009 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Last Tuesday, the plastics industry launched a groundbreaking campaign to challenge itself, the government and consumers to step up recycling and stop sending plastic to landfills.

Virtual Vacuum Cleaner Clears Up Fouling

July 15, 2009 12:06 pm | News | Comments

By Ed Sullivan Cooling towers, an effective and common means for industrial process heat extraction, are not closed-loop systems.


Beer Leftovers Cheapen Energy Costs

July 15, 2009 11:21 am | News | Comments

Technical director Wolfgang Bengel, who works at a German biomass company called the BMP Biomasse Projekt, saw a business opportunity in solving the brewery grain waste headache.

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Dynamic Lighting Process

July 15, 2009 11:09 am | News | Comments

Los Angeles, CA July 15, 2009 - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough

Low Gas Prices Hurt Sales Of High-Ethanol E85 Fuel

July 15, 2009 6:44 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lower gasoline prices, while a boon for drivers, were a gut punch for ethanol producers and promoters of the high-ethanol blend known as E85.

Wis. High Court Gives Victory To Lead Paint Makers

July 15, 2009 6:28 am | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Children poisoned by lead paint cannot allege that manufacturers defectively designed the product since the dangerous lead was a key ingredient, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Death By Chocolate Becomes Reality

July 15, 2009 5:15 am | Blogs | Comments

Death by chocolate — a tragic event, but one that should also serve as an example of how not to conduct business, especially in light of other recent misfortunes.


Cocoa Plant Where Worker Died Didn't Have License

July 15, 2009 4:50 am | News | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a cocoa processing center in New Jersey was operating illegally when a worker fell into a vat of melting chocolate and died. Camden cited Lyons & Sons Inc. for not having a business license after Vincent Smith II died Wednesday.

Police: Wis. Plant Fire Caused By Military Flare

July 15, 2009 4:18 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police say a massive fire that gutted part of a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant started when a military flare landed on the roof. Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) police said Tuesday there's no indication the military fired the flare.

Up To 240 Readings For Future Recall

July 14, 2009 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The OMEGA Engineering HHP350 Series smart manometer is a high-performance handheld digital manometer with many features, including: An accuracy of 0.05 percent (HHP351) and 0.025 percent (HHP352) full scale, independent of temperature.

Bolting Down 20 Percent More Turning Power

July 14, 2009 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

In an acknowledgement of the growing market for heavy-duty bolting tools, Snap-on® Industrial expanded its line of Dr. Flank Drive® 3/4-in. impact sockets and combination wrenches.

Multi-Bin Level Monitoring From One Console

July 14, 2009 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster presents its SmartBob C-50 analog expansion console, which enables monitoring of multiple bins equipped with SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors from a single C-100 control console.


Alternative Mechanical Hopper Agitation

July 14, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The K-Tron Process Group now offers ActiFlow - an alternative to conventional forms of mechanical hopper agitation. According to the company, the ActiFlow smart bulk solids activator boasts: Continuous activation of cohesive bulk materials inside the stainless steel hopper.

Exxon Makes First Big Investment In Biofuels

July 14, 2009 4:43 am | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday it will make its first major investment in greenhouse-gas reducing biofuels in a $600 million partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. to develop transportation fuels from algae.


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