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Poet Introduces New Ethanol Co-Product

October 16, 2009 6:44 am | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Poet LLC, the nation's top ethanol producer, says it is introducing a co-product that can be used as a gum base or in films, packaging, adhesives, coatings and glazes.

DOE Denies Nuclear Enrichment Plant Funding

October 16, 2009 6:38 am | Comments

October 16, 2009 PIKETON, Ohio (AP) - The Department of Energy said Thursday it no longer expects to give $30 million for demonstration work at a uranium-enrichment plant in southern Ohio.

Activists Ask EPA For Tougher Pesticide Rules

October 16, 2009 6:35 am | Comments

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A coalition of nonprofit groups is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to write stronger regulations to protect children from exposure to farm chemicals sprayed near thousands of schools.

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Carson Residents Sue Shell Over Toxic Chemical

October 16, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of Carson residents have sued Shell Oil Co., claiming it contaminated a neighborhood with cancer-causing benzene and that at least four residents have died as a result.

Chemical Plant Fined $270,000 In 2004 Explosion

October 16, 2009 6:25 am | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) - The Justice Department says a chemical plant has agreed to pay $270,000 in civil penalties to resolve claims resulting from a toxic release of hazardous chemicals at the company's Dalton facility in April 2004. Authorities said a reactor at MFG Chemical Inc.

Coskata Unveils Flexible-Feedstock Ethanol Plant

October 15, 2009 5:36 am | Comments

Today, Coskata unveiled its flexible-feedstock ethanol facility in Madison, PA. Here's a look at the facility and the process that has made Coskata one of the hottest companies in biofuel. Click here to read the full story on Coskata's new flexible ethanol facility.

Coskata Unveils Semi-Commercial Feedstock Flexible Ethanol Facility

October 15, 2009 5:32 am | Comments

Madison, PA - Coskata, a leading developer of next generation biofuels, today announced the successful start-up of their semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, PA.

P & G's New CEO Seeks To Add 1 Billion Customers

October 14, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

DAN SEWELL AP Business Writer - October 14, 2009 CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co.'s new CEO wants to fire up growth by adding a billion new customers for products such as Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers around the globe over the next five years.

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Lilly To Sell Tippecanoe Manufacturing Site To Evonik

October 14, 2009 5:47 am | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS - Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the sale of its Tippecanoe Laboratories manufacturing facility to Evonik Industries AG, one of the world's largest chemical companies.

Carbon Capture Study Funded For Paper Industry

October 14, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

Battelle and Boise Inc. will conduct the first-ever feasibility study of new carbon capture and storage technology in the $140 billion pulp, paper and paperboard industry, under a $500,000 project announced by the Department of Energy (DOE).

Iraq Vets At Treatment Plant Asked To Get Exam

October 14, 2009 5:20 am | Comments

KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer - October 14, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Six years after nearly 1,200 U.S.

Nanosensors For Toxic Industrial Chemicals

October 14, 2009 5:12 am | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. today announced it has signed a research agreement with the U.S. Army RDECOM Acquisition Center for a cost reimbursement contract that could be worth up to $1.75 million.

KMG Chemicals' 4Q Profit Soars On Cost-Cutting

October 14, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - KMG Chemicals Inc., which makes wood preservatives and weed-killing chemicals, said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit soared on cost-cutting and improvements in all its businesses.

Software For Algae-Based Biofuels Production

October 13, 2009 7:33 am | Comments

By David Rausen, Solix Biofuels The Challenge Developing a data acquisition system and control platform that is flexible for R&D yet rugged for industrial deployments of Solix's Algal Growth System (AGSâ„¢) Technology.

Manufacturers Turn To Prisoners For Work

October 13, 2009 6:08 am | Comments

B y Chuck Bartels AP Business Writer - October 13, 2009 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Good help is hard to find, unless that help is doing hard time.

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