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Sessions & Speakers At 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

May 19, 2009 6:02 am | Comments

By The Associated Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 18, 2009-- Biobased chemicals and plastics can further reduce U.S. reliance on petroleum and contribute to the profitability of an advanced biofuels industry.

Fire at Delaware Oil Refinery Extinguished

May 19, 2009 5:52 am | Comments

RANDALL CHASE Associated Press Writer - May 19, 2009 CLAYMONT, Delaware (AP) - A blaze caused by a home-rattling explosion at a Delaware oil refinery has been extinguished, and investigators were looking into the cause, officials said Monday night.

Energy Giant Valero Invests In Qteros

May 18, 2009 11:14 am | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qteros, the Massachusetts company whose breakthrough Q Microbe(TM) technology turns biomass into ethanol, announced that Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio, one of the nation's largest energy companies, has become a significant investor.

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EWG Fights Move To Increase Gas Ethanol Content

May 18, 2009 7:45 am | Comments

By The Assocaited Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON (AScribe Newswire) -- The corn ethanol industry is misrepresenting scientific facts in efforts to dupe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into waiving critical public health protections for the sake of boosting ethanol sales.

Columbus Chemical Plant Explosion To Be Investigated

May 13, 2009 5:02 am | Comments

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - A fire at a chemical plant that triggered explosions and forced the evacuation of about 140 homes was burning itself out Tuesday and residents were allowed to go home. The blaze at a warehouse of the Columbus Chemical Industries plant erupted Monday night.

Mission Critical at Bearspaw: Calgary Waterworks [VIDEO]

May 12, 2009 12:14 pm | Comments

The DeltaV system improves control at reduced installation and maintenance costs in this large 3100 I/O water treatment plant. Not suprising considering they managed to eliminate over 9 miles of wiring.

Biofuel Focus Needs to Shift From Feedstock To Downstream Strategies

May 12, 2009 6:53 am | Comments

May 12, 2009 By The Associated Press After 30 years of progress, the biofuels industry has plunged over a cliff amidst rancorous debate over its near-negligible carbon mitigation, competition for arable land, and poor economics.

Biofuel Focus Needs to Shift From Feedstock To Downstream StrategiesFocus Needs to Shift From Feedstock Technologies

May 12, 2009 6:52 am | Comments

May 12, 2009 By The Associated Press After 30 years of progress, the biofuels industry has plunged over a cliff amidst rancorous debate over its near-negligible carbon mitigation, competition for arable land, and poor economics.

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Still scrambling, DuPont cuts 2,000 jobs

May 7, 2009 8:33 am | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - DuPont will cut another 2,000 jobs, the chemical company announced Thursday, with few signs that economic conditions have improved for some of its biggest customers. The company had already announced 2,500 layoffs, in addition to eliminating about 10,000 contractor jobs.

Environmental Coalition Slams Chevron's "Phony" Coverage

May 6, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 03, 2009-- To promote a misinformation campaign about its

Panel Finds Safety Lapses Led To Bayer Explosion

May 6, 2009 5:06 am | Comments

By Tom Breen, Associated Press Writer Manufacturing.Net - April 23, 2009 INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) -- Safety lapses that led to a runaway chemical reaction caused a fatal blast at a Bayer CropScience chemical plant last August, federal investigators said Thursday. The U.S.

Chemical Engineering Simulations Software Release

May 6, 2009 4:56 am | Comments

BURLINGTON, MA (April 23, 2009) - COMSOL, Inc., developer of the industry-leading COMSOL

Schenck Offers Stimulus Package, Wins Environmental Award

May 6, 2009 4:39 am | Comments

Due to current economical conditions, now might be a great time to refurbish or rebuild the Schenck AccuRate bulk solids metering equipment you own. To help with those projects Schenck AccuRate is currently offering a stimulus package on critical spare and wear parts.

Valve manufacturer Velan hit by strike involving 530 Quebec employees

May 4, 2009 7:07 am | Comments

MONTREAL - Industrial valve maker Velan Inc. (TSX:VLN) has been hit by a strike at its Quebec plants. Velan said Monday the stoppage involves 530 workers, out of its worldwide workforce of 1,800.

Occidental Petroleum Talks Up Record 2008 Performance and Growth (4880)

May 1, 2009 10:48 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ray R.

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