Mascoma Corp., Cambridge, MA, a leader in cellulosic biomass-to-biofuels development and production, has secured $4.9 million in funding from the Department of Energy for the development of fermentative organisms that speed the conversion of cellulosic biomass into ethanol, making it commercially viable to produce.
POET's new $105 million ethanol production facility in Corning, IA, is the company's 20th production facility and the seventh in the state.
Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL, has opened a carbon-to-liquids development center in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
Electro-Sensors Inc., Minnetonka, MN, has introduced the Electro-Guard hazard monitoring system, which combines shaft speed, belt alignment, and bearing temperature measurement in a single solution as a way to safeguard conveyed material operations in ethanol production facilities.
Advanced Instruments, Norwood, MA, will officially introduce its Model 3320 Micro-Osmometer to ethanol producers during the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 26-29 at America's Center in St. Louis, MO.
Ventura Transfer Co., Long Beach, CA, transloaded about 25 rail cars carrying 741,000 gallons of ethanol in a single day for a record high number of transloads.
The Model 3500XD, a new medium consistency paper pulp pump with X-Ducer technology, features a patented air separation device.
The Optiflux 5000 with flanged connection has high-tech ceramics for smaller meters, protecting its ceramic material against water damage while accurately measuring abrasive substances.
Titan-OL systems provide real-time, multi-component extractive gas phase analysis for on-line and continuous multi-point analysis.
The Nichipet EX digital micro pipette, featuring a handle with an enlarged finger rest, is completely autoclavable.
The CR-288 concentration monitor addresses a critical requirement for improved monitoring and control of liquid chemicals.
The UVX-300-GC luminescence sensor is billed as the first UV sensor with a calibration function. Calibration is made possible through proprietary software algorithms, and the UVX-300-GC UV has the computing power to run complex algorithms.
Designed specifically for Rovver video inspection crawlers, DigiSewer digital visual sidewall scanning enhances the speed and detail at which pipeline inspection is performed. In a single day, a DigiSewer-equipped crawler can scan extensive networks of pipe at full speed.
The NT Series bulk bag filler offers electric adjusting bag support carriage, SS fill head; C-frame construction for ease of bag access; and forklift pockets for mobility.
No one knows whether or not ethanol despite the renewable fuels thresholds set forth in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will ever become the first choice among motor fuels consumers. But there is no arguing that ethanol, in some form, will continue to be a major player in the powering of the nation's on-road vehicles.