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Thank An Engineer: Remote Controls

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

What life would be like if engineers didn't develop remote controls.

Green MandMs Made At Mars' Solar Powered Facility

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

Mars Chocolate has unveiled a 28,000-panel solar garden, which provides 20 percent of the peak energy consumption at its New Jersey manufacturing plant.


Inside Coskata's Flexible-Feedstock Ethanol Facility

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

A tour of Coskata's semi-commercial facility in Madison, PA, where ethanol is produced from a wide variety of feedstocks using plasma gasification and specially engineered microorganisms.


Nuclear Energy Institute Award-Winning Nuclear Innovations

December 15, 2009 7:02 pm | by chemdotinfo | Videos | Comments

The Nuclear Energy Institute believes that nuclear energy has become the most reliable carbon-free source of electricity, boasting an efficiency of around 90 percent.


Licensed To Flex Feedstock Muscle

December 15, 2009 11:13 am | by Carrie Ellis & Luke Simpson | Articles | Comments

Coskata successfully scales up a feedstock-flexible ethanol process—from there, the possibilities are endless, especially for collocation within the processing industry.


Campbell Soup Cutting Sodium In SpaghettiOs

December 15, 2009 11:04 am | News | Comments

Campbell Soup said that it will cut the amount of sodium in its SpaghettiOs canned pastas by up to 35 percent, as food makers increasingly try to make healthier products for children.

Nuclear Cooling Tower Debate Continues

December 15, 2009 10:47 am | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A proposal to require the owners of a New Jersey nuclear power plant to install water cooling towers that would help revive the waterway at the site has been put on hold.

'Popcorn Lung' Victim Settles With Flavor Company

December 15, 2009 9:40 am | News | Comments

A man believed to be the only consumer to develop "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer.


Exxon Mobil Makes $29B Bet On Natural Gas

December 15, 2009 9:05 am | by MARK WILLIAMS, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, is making a $29 billion bet that pressure to curb climate change will mean natural gas.

Differential Pressure Flowmeters Explained

December 15, 2009 7:17 am | Videos | Comments

How differential pressure flowmeters work, and the configurations used to optimize readings for various process conditions.

Fire From Ice

December 14, 2009 12:55 pm | Videos | Comments

An idled pipe and cold temperatures set off a series of events that culminated in a gas explosion and chlorine gas release at Valero's McKee refinery.

Tank Explosion Injures Two Chemical Plant Workers

December 14, 2009 12:36 pm | News | Comments

An explosion at a chemical plant in the Houston area shook nearby homes, generated black smoke seen for miles and injured two workers.

TX Governor Blasts EPA's Greenhouse Gas Finding

December 14, 2009 12:28 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked the U.S. EPA to withdraw its finding that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of Americans, alleging the conclusion is based on "manipulated data."

The Reality Of Implementing Climate Policy

December 14, 2009 12:20 pm | by RAVI NESSMAN & ROD MCGUIRK, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Domestic political opposition, corruption, grass-roots intransigence and sheer bureaucratic incompetence stand as significant roadblocks to any agreement on emissions curbs.

Biobutanol Breakthroughs

December 14, 2009 12:04 pm | by JIM LANE, Biofuels Digest | News | Comments

Researchers from UCLA have genetically modified cyanobacteria to produce the liquid fuel isobutanol directly from carbon dioxide and sunlight.


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