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DuPont CEO Touts Innovation, Stresses Cost Control

May 28, 2009 12:20 pm | Comments

ERNEST SCHEYDER AP Energy Writer - May 28, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - DuPont Chief

BlueFire Ethanol To Supply Cheap Sugars To Solazyme For Biodiesel

May 26, 2009 7:15 am | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. -- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), a company changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, announced that Solazyme, Inc.

Leaving Little GTO In The Past

May 21, 2009 12:30 pm | Comments

The past is a great historical document highlighting our successes and mistakes, but it can't be held onto simply because we miss the feel of a sun-soaked vinyl seat.


Energizing Efficiency

May 21, 2009 12:28 pm | Comments

How internal practices, workflow and finished products at Yaskawa's new facility all share in the yields of a greater, common focus.

US Troops Seize 61 Tons Of Drugs & Chemicals In Afghanistan

May 21, 2009 9:04 am | Comments

KABUL (AP) - American and Afghan forces seized 16.5 tons (15 metric tons) of drugs and killed 34 militants during a three-day operation against a key insurgent stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. military statement said Thursday.

Eight Steps To Prevent Mixer Gearbox Downtime

May 21, 2009 7:57 am | Comments

By Andy Watterson, Regional Sales Manager, SAM Division, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions When a mixer gearbox fails, often an entire manufacturing process is halted; downtime of that process causes loss of production and revenue.

Easily Accessible Pump Standards

May 21, 2009 7:42 am | Comments

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recently released ANSI/HI Pump Standards Version 2.1 on CD-ROM. The comprehensive CD-ROM is comprised of the complete set of 28 ANSI/HI standards, five of which have been extensively updated since the release of Version 2.0 in 2005.

Water Contamination Lawsuit Thickens

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | Comments

San Francisco (PRNewswire) - Attorneys from Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP are announcing a take-nothing defense verdict handed down recently in favor of Naperville, IL-based R.R. Street & Co. Inc. in a water contamination lawsuit filed by the city of Modesto, CA.


World's First Municipal Waste-To-Biofuels Facility

May 21, 2009 7:16 am | Comments

Montreal (PRNewswire) - Enerkem , a leading waste-to-biofuels technology company, recently

Faster Development & Remote Workcell Monitoring

May 21, 2009 6:58 am | Comments

DENSO Robotics announced that it is now offering a three-month free trial of its WINCAPS III offline programming software, available on the company's Web site at

Sessions & Speakers At 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

May 19, 2009 6:02 am | Comments

By The Associated Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 18, 2009-- Biobased chemicals and plastics can further reduce U.S. reliance on petroleum and contribute to the profitability of an advanced biofuels industry.

Fire at Delaware Oil Refinery Extinguished

May 19, 2009 5:52 am | Comments

RANDALL CHASE Associated Press Writer - May 19, 2009 CLAYMONT, Delaware (AP) - A blaze caused by a home-rattling explosion at a Delaware oil refinery has been extinguished, and investigators were looking into the cause, officials said Monday night.

Energy Giant Valero Invests In Qteros

May 18, 2009 11:14 am | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qteros, the Massachusetts company whose breakthrough Q Microbe(TM) technology turns biomass into ethanol, announced that Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio, one of the nation's largest energy companies, has become a significant investor.

EWG Fights Move To Increase Gas Ethanol Content

May 18, 2009 7:45 am | Comments

By The Assocaited Press - May 18, 2009 WASHINGTON (AScribe Newswire) -- The corn ethanol industry is misrepresenting scientific facts in efforts to dupe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into waiving critical public health protections for the sake of boosting ethanol sales.

Columbus Chemical Plant Explosion To Be Investigated

May 13, 2009 5:02 am | Comments

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - A fire at a chemical plant that triggered explosions and forced the evacuation of about 140 homes was burning itself out Tuesday and residents were allowed to go home. The blaze at a warehouse of the Columbus Chemical Industries plant erupted Monday night.


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