Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - July 16, 2009 In California, more details have emerged on
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.
By Ed Sullivan Cooling towers, an effective and common means for industrial process heat extraction, are not closed-loop systems.
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.
Los Angeles, CA July 15, 2009 - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lower gasoline prices, while a boon for drivers, were a gut punch for ethanol producers and promoters of the high-ethanol blend known as E85.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Children poisoned by lead paint cannot allege that manufacturers defectively designed the product since the dangerous lead was a key ingredient, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a cocoa processing center in New Jersey was operating illegally when a worker fell into a vat of melting chocolate and died. Camden cited Lyons & Sons Inc. for not having a business license after Vincent Smith II died Wednesday.
CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police say a massive fire that gutted part of a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant started when a military flare landed on the roof. Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) police said Tuesday there's no indication the military fired the flare.
HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday it will make its first major investment in greenhouse-gas reducing biofuels in a $600 million partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. to develop transportation fuels from algae.
NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of a cheaper-than-expected contract for potash means prices are set to slide, analysts said Monday, cutting expectations for North American fertilizer companies. Shares of major potash suppliers sank on the news.
CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Operations are slowly returning to normal at the southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant where a fire last week gutted part of one building. The blaze at Patrick Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) Inc. caused an estimated $50 million in damages.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) began operations at its ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska on July 12, 2009. The company anticipates production of ethanol by July 17th.
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WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer - July 10, 2009 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An insect no bigger than a comma is being studied as a natural predator that farmers could use instead of chemicals to protect the nation's soybean crop from aphids.