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Wyoming Plant Making Ethanol From Trees

July 6, 2009 6:57 am | Comments

BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer - July 4, 2009 UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel. The Rapid City, S.D.

Biofuels and Feedstocks: A Commercialization Outlook

July 6, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

By Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest July 6, 2009 Of all the hydrocarbons and simple sugars that can be made from biomass, or recovered from fossil reserves, gasoline, diesel and natural gas remain the most important end-products and are likely to remain so for some time to come.

Collision Course

July 1, 2009 5:50 am | Comments

Parmy Olson - June 29, 2009 LONDON -- Hugo Spowers is an inventor with a dream -- perhaps an impossible one. After nearly a decade of mighty labor and no little expense, he has built a hydrogen-fuel cell car--albeit one so tiny it's more like a buggy.


Dow Chemical To Close 3 Louisiana Plants

July 1, 2009 4:23 am | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical will close three Louisiana plants as the company shifts

DuPont, Bayer Agree On License-Sharing

June 30, 2009 11:15 am | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - DuPont Co. and Bayer CropScience said Thursday they have agreed to share licenses and resolve patent disputes.

Did Toxic Chemical In Iraq Cause GIs' Illnesses?

June 30, 2009 10:57 am | Comments

Larry Roberta's every breath is a painful reminder of his time in Iraq. He can't walk a block without gasping for air. His chest hurts, his migraines sometimes persist for days and he needs pills to help him sleep. James Gentry came home with rashes, ear troubles and a shortness of breath.

Dow & Algenol To Build Algae-Based Ethanol Pilot Plant

June 30, 2009 10:31 am | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. PRNewswire - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it plans to work with Algenol Biofuels, Inc. to build and operate a pilot-scale algae-based integrated biorefinery that will convert CO2 into ethanol.

New Lease & Rental Programs For Wastewater & Process Equipment

June 30, 2009 9:07 am | Comments

PALMYRA, Pa. - Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, the world leader in process mixing technology, is now offering its technology through flexible rental and leasing programs.


Plant Saves $200,000 In NOx Credits

June 30, 2009 9:00 am | Comments

At Constellation Energy's Brandon Shores station, use of Emerson 's SmartProcess®

GE To Partner With USM In Composite Engine Project

June 30, 2009 8:05 am | Comments

TIMOTHY R. BROWN Associated Press Writer - June 29, 2009 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A $2.4 million state grant will be used by a General Electric Co.

Amyris Opens Biofuel Demo Facility in Brazil

June 26, 2009 12:09 pm | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif. & CAMPINAS, Brazil --(Business Wire)-- Jun 25, 2009 Amyris Brasil Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, Ltda., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc., today announced the opening of the Amyris Renewable Products Demonstration Facility in Campinas.

Former Argentina Plant Workers Sue DuPont

June 25, 2009 11:35 am | Comments

RANDALL CHASE AP Business Writer - June 24, 2009 WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Three men who worked at a DuPont Co. nylon plant in Argentina sued the chemical manufacturer Wednesday, claiming that it failed to protect them from asbestos that has left them seriously ill.

Nova Chemicals Cutting Up To 45 Auto-Related Jobs

June 25, 2009 10:47 am | Comments

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - Nova Chemicals Corp. plans to cut 30 to 45 jobs at a western Pennsylvania plant which will stops making a resin often used in automobile instrument panels and consoles.

Jatropha Tree Examined As A Biofuel Alternative

June 24, 2009 6:47 am | Comments

HILARY LEHMAN Associated Press Writer - June 24, 2009 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - What some see as the biofuel of the future starts out as short, thick stems with a few leaves sticking out at sharp angles.

China Defends Export Curbs After US, EU Complaints

June 24, 2009 4:43 am | Comments

JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer - June 24, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - China defended its curbs on exports of industrial raw materials against unfair-trade complaints by the United States and Europe and announced Wednesday it has filed its own challenge to a U.S.


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