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July 21, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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DuPont 2Q Profit Skids, Adjusted Earns Tops View

July 21, 2009 4:22 am | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lower sales and restructuring charges helped drive chemical giant DuPont Co.'s profit down 61 percent in the second quarter, overshadowing a strong showing by its agriculture and nutrition business. Its adjusted earnings still beat Wall Street expectations.

Ex-Head Of WD-40 Dies

July 20, 2009 11:51 am | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man who is credited with turning WD-40 into a household name has died at 84. His widow says John S. Barry died of pulmonary fibrosis on July 3 at a nursing facility in La Jolla (HOYE'-yuh). Employees of what was then the Rocket Chemical Co.

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R & D Experts, Editors Pick Top Tech Innovations

July 20, 2009 11:36 am | News | Comments

ROCKAWAY, N.J. - The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the winners of the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which will be formally presented at an Awards Banquet in Orlando on November 12, 2009.

Columbus Foods Biodiesel Factory Severely Damaged By Chemical Explosion

July 17, 2009 8:11 am | News | Comments

July 17, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say an explosion at a Chicago biodiesel manufacturing plant that injured two workers was caused by a chemical reaction.

2 Injured In An Explosion At A Chicago Factory

July 17, 2009 7:03 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) - Two people have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Chicago that sent bricks and debris flying hundreds of feet in the air. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the 9 a.m. explosion seriously damaged the one-story building.

1 Man Arrested In Cudahy Meatpacking Plant Fire

July 17, 2009 4:49 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and located another male who they believe may have launched a military illumination flare that caused a massive fire at a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant.

California: BPA Warnings Unnecessary

July 17, 2009 4:29 am | News | Comments

Jason Dearen Associated Press Writer - July 16, 2009 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A

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NM Company To Develop Wind To Hydrogen Power Plant

July 16, 2009 6:49 am | News | Comments

SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer - July 15, 2009 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico-based energy technology company announced plans Wednesday to develop in southern New Mexico what it calls the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant.

Video Highlights Award-Winning Nuclear Innovations

July 16, 2009 5:16 am | News | Comments

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute , the continuous development of cutting-edge innovations has helped the nuclear energy industry become the most reliable carbon-free source of electricity.

Let Flow Control Pictures Do The Talking

July 16, 2009 4:51 am | News | Comments

John C. Ernst Co. simplifies the process of locating replacement flowmeters, liquid level gauges, sight glass indicators and other flow control monitoring devices. “When a flowmeter, level gauge or other device needs to be replaced, it needs to be done quickly,” asserts John C.

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.

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