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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.

US Files WTO Case Against China Over Exports

June 23, 2009 6:02 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has filed its first trade case against China with the World Trade Organization, accusing the Asian power of restricting exports of certain raw materials to give Chinese manufacturers "unfair advantages." Trade Representative Ron Kirk says the U.S.

Midget Plant Gets Makeover

June 23, 2009 5:52 am | Comments

Palo Alto, CA-A tiny plant with a long name ( Arabidopsis thaliana ) helps researchers from over 120 countries learn how to design new crops to help meet increasing demands for food, biofuels, industrial materials, and new medicines.

List Of Recalled Nestle Cookie Products & Affected States

June 23, 2009 5:25 am | Comments

By The Associated Press - June 20, 2009 Nestle USA on Friday voluntarily recalled Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after 65 people nationwide who ate the dough raw reporting falling sick, including 25 who were hospitalized.

Total Denies Valero's Bid For One Of Dow's European Refineries

June 19, 2009 8:52 am | Comments

ERNEST SCHEYDER AP Energy Writer - June 19, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - European oil giant Total S.A. blocked Valero Energy Corp. from buying Dow Chemical Co.'s stake in a Dutch refinery on Friday, instead choosing Russia's Lukoil Co. for the lucrative venture.

Dow Chemical, Gazprom To Research Climate Change

June 19, 2009 6:47 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. and Russian energy giant Gazprom said Thursday they will jointly study and form projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the agreement, Gazprom will use its marketing and trading business to market Dow Chemical's technologies.


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