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Supplies & Inventory Control Trends

October 19, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Michael A. Pulick and Deb Oler from Grainger U.S. answer questions about the trend towards consolidation and the manufacturer-supplier relationship.

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Spawning Traffic Restored in Hydropower Rivers

October 18, 2010 6:58 am | Comments

A series of dams, built in the early 1960’s, created a dynamic resource for hydropower, but the fish passage system built into the design proved unsuccessful.

Future directions in neuropathic pain therapy: closing the translational loop.

October 16, 2010 8:38 pm | by Oncologist | Comments

In the majority of patients, existing therapies for neuropathic pain are far from effective. Furthermore, all current treatments are symptomatic rather than disease-modifying or curative. A range of therapeutic modalities is emerging, targeting a variety of mechanisms, but...

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Company: Corn-Based Plastic Packaging is Greener, Healthier

October 15, 2010 6:59 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Through a life cycle study of PLA packaging, Stonyfield Farm Inc. found that it is a better option than polystyrene, in terms of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and human health.

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MD Egg Farm to Build Manure-to-Energy Plant

October 15, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

The 2.5 megawatt plant will turn manure into gas to produce electricity and keep the waste from being spread as fertilizer on farm land, where it can run off into waterways.  

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Environmentalists Want EPA to Set Rules for Oil Dispersant Use

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Cynthia Sarthou of the Gulf Restoration Network says the oil industry should never again be allowed to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of dispersant into the sea as a preferred method of response to an oil spill.

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Converting CO2 into High Value Renewable Chemicals

October 15, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

Mantra’s electroreduction of carbon dioxide technology combines captured CO2 with water to produce high value materials, including formic acid, formate salts, oxalic acid and methanol.

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Equipment Q&A: Capital Equipment Tax Incentives

October 12, 2010 12:56 pm | Comments

Chem.Info speaks with industry experts about how tax cuts for capital equipment and lending measures will affect the processing industry.

Lean Manufacturing Goes Molecular

October 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Tom Fabek, General Manager, Profit Finders | Comments

Continuous improvement requires continuously delving deeply into all processes.

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The Challenges of Viscous Fluids

October 12, 2010 11:44 am | Comments

The two biggest obstacles to measuring viscous fluids flow—viscosity and flow profile—are now well understood and solutions to their challenges have been developed.

Milk Company Powered by 4,000 Cows

October 12, 2010 11:31 am | Comments

The first biogas cogeneration plant in the Ukraine, which is powered by 4,000 cows and a GE Jenbacher gas engine, recently completed nine months of successful operation.

Gluten-Free ... Fad Or Fixture?

October 12, 2010 6:19 am | by MARK WHALLEY, Consumer Analyst, Datamonitor | Comments

Will gluten-free products continue to be a fixture in the food industry, or will it be just a small blip on the food radar?

4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal induces mitochondrial dysfunction and aberrant axonal outgrowth in adult sensory neurons that mimics features of diabetic neuropathy.

October 12, 2010 5:38 am | by Neurotox Res | Comments

Modification of proteins by 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE) has been proposed to cause neurotoxicity in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including distal axonopathy in diabetic sensory neuropathy. We tested the hypothesis that exposure of cultured adult rat sensory neurons...

New Motivations for Plant Modernization

October 11, 2010 11:53 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 contains revamped tax incentives designed to make capital equipment purchases more appealing to businesses of all sizes.

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