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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.

Fertilizer Potash Price Seen Dropping

July 13, 2009 12:04 pm | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of a cheaper-than-expected contract for potash means prices are set to slide, analysts said Monday, cutting expectations for North American fertilizer companies. Shares of major potash suppliers sank on the news.

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300 Meatpackers Back To Work At Burned Wis. Plant

July 13, 2009 11:35 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Operations are slowly returning to normal at the southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant where a fire last week gutted part of one building. The blaze at Patrick Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) Inc. caused an estimated $50 million in damages.

Idled Ethanol Plant Operational 8 Days After Purchase

July 13, 2009 11:28 am | News | Comments

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) began operations at its ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska on July 12, 2009. The company anticipates production of ethanol by July 17th.

Oil Tank Explodes At Chemical Factory In Urumqi

July 13, 2009 4:29 am | News | Comments

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Centrifugal Pumps With Options Galore

July 10, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRIATEC offers a complete line of horizontal and vertical metallic and non-metallic centrifugal pumps for corrosive and abrasive services.

Scientists Hope Tiny Insect Can Help Save Soybeans

July 10, 2009 7:37 am | News | Comments

WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer - July 10, 2009 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An insect no bigger than a comma is being studied as a natural predator that farmers could use instead of chemicals to protect the nation's soybean crop from aphids.

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WD-40 Fiscal 3Q Earnings Fall 15 Percent

July 9, 2009 7:48 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Consumer products maker WD-40 Co. said Wednesday its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 15 percent due to losses from foreign exchange rates and overall economic weakness. The company earned $6.9 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $8.

Wis. Meatpacking Plant Fire Out, Damage Could Top $50M

July 9, 2009 4:14 am | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The stubborn fire that gutted part of a sprawling meatpacking plant in suburban Milwaukee is finally out. That declaration came Wednesday afternoon as the estimate of damage from the two-and-a-half-day fire soared to $50 million or more.

Water Emergency From Wis. Meatpacking Plant Fire Ending

July 8, 2009 4:30 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - The mayor of Cudahy has given the all-clear for residents to resume normal water usage as of midnight Tuesday night after more than a day of restricted use as firefighters battled a huge fire in a meatpacking plant.

Cudahy Officials To Hold Morning News Conference

July 7, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Cudahy (CUD'-ah-hay) authorities are expected to update residents about a still-burning fire that gutted part of a meatpacking plant and prompted the evacuation of hundreds. The fire started late Sunday and burned all of Monday at Patrick Cudahy Inc.

Blaze At Wis. Meatpacking Plant Causes Evacuation

July 6, 2009 9:19 am | News | Comments

DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer - July 6, 2009 CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Fire crews battled a large blaze at a meatpacking plant south of Milwaukee on Monday, and authorities warned residents within a mile of the plant to leave the area because of the threat of toxic fumes.

Analysis: No Sure Things In Economic Development

July 6, 2009 7:13 am | News | Comments

ALAN SAYRE AP Business Writer - July 4, 2009 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The past few weeks in

Wyoming Plant Making Ethanol From Trees

July 6, 2009 6:57 am | News | Comments

BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer - July 4, 2009 UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel. The Rapid City, S.D.

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