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Monsanto's Dominance Seeded In Licensing Agreements

December 14, 2009 10:24 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD, AP Agribusiness Writer | News | Comments

Contracts detailing Monsanto's business practices reveal how it's squeezing competitors, controlling smaller companies and protecting its dominance over the market for genetically altered crops.

Rain-Producing Silver Iodide Used To Fight Drought

December 14, 2009 9:48 am | by SAMANTHA YOUNG, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Faced with water shortages, growing populations and the threat that climate change could make matters worse, governments around the globe have increasingly turned to cloud seeding.

Faulty Valve Blamed For Propane Blaze

December 14, 2009 9:34 am | News | Comments

Investigators are blaming a faulty valve for a propane-fueled blaze at a closed Nebraska manufacturing plant that forced thousands of evacuations.

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Biodiesel Plant Looks To Poultry Fat For Fuel Feedstock

December 14, 2009 4:54 am | by AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to make jet fuel, lubricants and adhesives from plant oils and poultry fat instead of petroleum-based chemicals.

Avoiding The Cliché

December 3, 2009 4:46 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

The reccurring challenge for us right now is the same that many of you might be encountering - how to fully embrace the need to continuously improve and, excuse the cliché, take that next step.

People Protection

November 24, 2009 11:42 am | News | Comments

Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO For industrial manufacturers, safety and compliance can sometimes become an ‘out of sight, out of mind issue'-meaning, it becomes most critical when there is a breach of protocol, or worse, an accident where an employee's safety is put at risk.

Press For Pressure & Temperature Ramping

November 24, 2009 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wabash MPI has released the Triton Series Press with high end controls for pressure and temperature ramping. The press features: A clamping force range from 2.8 tons to 28 tons and 15” x 15” platen size.

Real-Time Fermentation Monitoring

November 24, 2009 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stratophase has collaborated with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to develop an Insertion Probe variant of its unique SpectroSens system.

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High-Performance Chip For Industrial PCs

November 24, 2009 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&R has integrated the new Intel® Atom™ processor generation in its industrial PC product range, which reduces power loss and increases performance. When used in the Automation PC 620 and Panel PC 700, the system does not require a cooling fan.

Ultra-Serviceable Flue Gas Oxygen Analyzer

November 24, 2009 10:43 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermox® WDG-1200/INSITU and WDG -1210/INSITU flue gas oxygen analyzers from AMETEK Process Instruments combine Thermox® flue gas sensors with the advanced electronic capabilities of Land Combustion’s Genesis line of oxygen analyzers.

Maintenance Workers Exposed To Radiation At Three Mile Island

November 24, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP)

Air France-KLM Complete First Passenger Flight Using Biofuel

November 24, 2009 5:03 am | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) - An airliner using a 50 percent biofuel mix in one engine has successfully completed a demonstration flight in the Netherlands. Air France-KLM says it was the first flight using biofuel to carry passengers.

Salt Power Generator Unveiled In Norway

November 24, 2009 4:49 am | News | Comments

OSLO (AP) - Norwegian energy company Statkraft on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first salt power generator, a system which harnesses the energy produced when fresh water and sea water mix.

China Executes Men Involved In Tainted Milk Scandal

November 24, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - November 24, 2009 BEIJING - China

Slim Jim Plant Explosion Claims Fourth Victim

November 24, 2009 4:23 am | News | Comments

EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

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