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New Leader in Cellulosic Ethanol?

April 5, 2007 12:15 pm | Comments

Diversa Corp. and Celunol Corp. have signed a definitive merger agreement to create a new leader in the emerging cellulosic ethanol industry.

Ups and Downs: New Data on Plastics

April 5, 2007 12:15 pm | Comments

Despite pressures from external challenges, the U.S. plastics industry remains one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the U.S.

Cosmetic Black Eye? New Report Focuses on Toxics in Personal Care Products

April 5, 2007 12:15 pm | Comments

Things could get ugly for investors who ignore glaring health risks in the cosmetics industry, warns a new report from the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN), which represents 20 investment organizations with $22 billion in assets under management.


Shell Game: ExxonMobil Loses Top Spot

March 15, 2007 8:36 am | Comments

In a reversal of ExxonMobil's ascendancy in 2005, Shell Oil Co. has reclaimed the title of the largest global lubricants marketer for 2006, according to a study by Kline & Co. Shell Oil.

Name Game? ACC Umbrella Opens to Strengthen Image

March 15, 2007 8:20 am | Comments

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced a significant re-branding of the organization as well as the completion of the merger with the American Plastics Council.

Nano Conference

February 26, 2007 5:18 am | Comments

Nanotechnology has been heralded as the next industrial revolution, with the nanotechnology market estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2015.

Dry Bulk Show

February 26, 2007 5:18 am | Comments

Focusing on dry bulk material processing and handling, the Gulf Coast Solids Handling & Processing Show comes to the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX, April 3-4.

Biodiesel Additive: Fuel for Thought

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

Eastman Chemical Co.'s BioExtend 30 is an antioxidant additive for biodiesel that extends shelf life and enhances product protection by inhibiting biodiesel's tendency to react with oxygen.


Risk Management: Ethanol Evolution

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

With all signs pointing to an explosion in the bio-fuels marketplace, Aon's Agribusiness and Food Systems Group has created a unit to focus on the specialized risks associated with this evolving industry.

Travel Advice: Emissions Tracking

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

Atlanta's TRX Inc., a provider of transaction processing and data integration services to the travel industry, has launched a carbon emissions model to provide corporations with empirical data that details the impact of employee travel on the environment.

Going Nuclear: Uranium in Demand

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

Indocan Resources Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, is finding significant uranium opportunities in Australia along with its natural gas and crude oil exploration.

EPA Regulations: Sound Improvement

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

EPA's Office of Air and Radiation has received funding to update hearing protector testing and labeling regulations, which have been pending since 2003.

New Dryer Line: Damage Control

February 26, 2007 4:12 am | Comments

Water buildup in compressed air systems causes millions of dollars of damage every year. Air Options Inc., Houston, TX, says its new line of dryers represent a significant advancement in the field of compressed air drying.

New at Purdue

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | Comments

Purdue University has a new technique to identify bacteria, including E. coli, without the time-consuming treatments usually required. Called desorption electrospray ionization, it could be used to create fast, accurate detectors for food safety and homeland security applications.

Intrinsically Safe Operator Panels

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | Comments

Termex intrinsically safe text and graphic panels from Pepperl+Fuchs feature a monochrome LC display for flexible and cost-effective PLC and computer-based operation and monitoring of machines and processes located in hazardous areas.


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