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Styrene Tanker Explosion

September 9, 2009 11:58 am | Comments

A flaming styrene tanker catches firefighters off guard when it explodes, showering them with flames and debris.

Specialized Yeast For Biofuels

September 9, 2009 11:42 am | Comments

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about promising cellulosic ethanol feedstocks and new research that allows yeast to convert simple sugars to biodiesel and gasoline by altering its metabolic pathway.

Merck Acquires China's Taizhu

September 9, 2009 6:05 am | Comments

BERLIN (AP) - German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA said Wednesday that it has bought Chinese pigment company Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. in a deal that gives it more clout in a fast-growing market.

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Munich Brewers Research Energy Savings

September 9, 2009 5:32 am | Comments

The brewing of beer is the most energy-intensive of all foodstuffs during production. A cool, freshly drawn beer has a dark side: it is among the most energy-intensive foodstuffs during production.

Bacteria Could Make Radioactive Materials Inert

September 9, 2009 5:14 am | Comments

By Nancy McMullen COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Lost Orphan Mine below the Grand Canyon hasn't produced uranium since the 1960s, but radioactive residue still contaminates the area.

New Rule Requires Faster Food Safety Reporting

September 9, 2009 4:55 am | Comments

MATTHEW PERRONE AP Business Writer - September 9, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Food makers must alert government officials of potentially contaminated products within 24 hours under a new rule designed to help federal regulators spot food safety issues sooner.

Researchers Look For Cash In Switchgrass

September 9, 2009 4:38 am | Comments

MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer - September 9, 2009 ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) -

Chinese Region Tightens Rules On Chemical Sales

September 8, 2009 12:53 pm | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - The western Chinese region shaken by ethnic rioting and needle (syringe) attacks is tightening controls over the sale of dangerous chemicals in an effort to improve public safety, state media reported Tuesday.

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200 Ordered To Stay Indoors After Toxic Spill

September 8, 2009 12:43 pm | Comments

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A factory employee was treated for exposure to a toxic chemical Tuesday and about 200 people were ordered to stay indoors after a railroad car leak in southern West Virginia. Huntington Fire Chief Tim Provaznik said the injured worker was taken to St.

Increase Output With UF Membrane Systems

September 8, 2009 12:19 pm | Comments

Over the past decade, production has grown rapidly at the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant of Ames True Temper. Ames is the oldest and one of the largest producers of non-powered lawn and garden tools in North America.

Boeing's Composites, Compressors & Pumps

September 8, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Bonjour! This week's column comes from about 30,000 feet above Quebec, on my way home after three glorious days in Montreal for the Labor Day weekend.

China Cracks Down On Dangerous Chemicals

September 8, 2009 5:42 am | Comments

BEIJING - China's volatile Xinjiang region is tightening controls over the sale of dangerous chemicals in an effort to improve public safety, state media reported today.

Unionized Employees Strike At Cameco Fuel

September 8, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO) (NYSE: CCJ) announced that unionized employees at Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. (CFM) began a legal strike on Saturday, September 5, 2009 after the company and members of United Steelworkers Local 14193 were unable to reach a new collective agreement.

Michigan Fosters Innovation In Processing

September 8, 2009 5:13 am | Comments

KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer - September 8, 2009 FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Sometime next year, Michigan will lose its 1 millionth job since the state's economy began its downward slide in mid-2000.

Chevron Accuses Ecuador Judge, Officials Of Bribery

September 8, 2009 5:12 am | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif. (Business Wire) - Lawyers for Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) provided

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