Demand for ethanol produced from corn and used as an oxygenation additive for gasoline has all but replaced the previously used toxic oxygenation additive, but it has also produced a sharp increase in the commodity price of corn.
Purdue University chemical engineers have proposed an environmentally friendly process for producing liquid fuels from biomass that comes from agricultural and forest waste.
N-Viro International Corp., Toledo, OH, says details of a test conducted on its biofuel at Michigan State University's T.B. Simon power plant has proven that the fuel can be used competitively to create electricity in coal-fired power plants.
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.
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.
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.
The Model 3500XD, a new medium consistency paper pulp pump with X-Ducer technology, features a patented air separation device.
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.
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.