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French police ordered to break fuel blockades

October 20, 2010 1:25 pm | by AFP | Comments

French police have been ordered to clear protestors blockading French fuel depots as the government warned of economic damage from prolonged strikes against its plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. A third of France's filling stations ran dry on Tuesday, the government said,...

Inside Nestle's Kit Kat Plant

October 20, 2010 12:17 pm | Comments

As Kit Kat celebrates its 75th anniversary, CNN's Ayesha Durgahee visits the Nestle plant in York, England, to learn the candy's secret to longevity and success.

Are Mushrooms the New Plastic?

October 20, 2010 12:01 pm | Comments

Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material.


France Strikes Petrol Stations Run Dry As Protests Turn Violent With Police And Students Clashing

October 20, 2010 11:26 am | by PROTECTOR1973REBORN | Comments

Hundreds of petrol stations in France are running out of fuel as strike action over planned pension reforms flares into violence. Walkouts at France's 12 oil refineries, along with protests that cut off access to some fuel depots in the south, have squeezed fuel supplies across the...

Energy Management Blower System

October 17, 2010 9:23 am | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Jim Ward from Gardner Denver shows us how the Hoffman Revolution R-300 high-speed centrifugal blower achieves cost and energy savings in a smaller footprint.

Wireless Control for Valves and Actuators at WEFTEC 2010

October 14, 2010 9:23 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Rotork's PakScan system uses a self-healing mesh network to wirelessly control valves and actuators.


David Letterman - Chilean Miners Top Ten

October 14, 2010 6:27 am | by CBS | Comments

"Top Ten Thoughts Going Through The Chilean Miners' Minds In The Rescue Capsule" from October 13, 2010

The EPA's Decision to Approve E15

October 14, 2010 6:23 am | by TheAutoChannel | Comments

Gina McCarthy from the EPA details the agency's decision to increase the ethanol blend wall from 10 to 15 percent.


Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Industrial Wastewater Treatment at WEFTEC 2010

October 12, 2010 7:25 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

ADI Systems' Shannon Grant talks about the company's new anaerobic membrane bioreactor, which is designed to treat wastewater containing suspended solids, oil, fat and grease. The first installation was recently completed at Ken's food processing plant in Massachusetts.

Control Valve Actuator with Fail-to-Position Capabilities at WEFTEC 2010

October 12, 2010 6:23 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Steve Fitzsimmons from Rotork explains how the company's new control valve actuator achieves 0.1 percent resolution and how supercapacitors provide fail-to-position capabilities.

Ask POET Episode 4 -- Ethanol Efficiency

October 12, 2010 11:23 am | by poettv | Comments

The question for the fourth episode of Ask POET comes from Scott Miller, who asks: "What is the ethanol industry doing to reduce its carbon footprint and the amount of water it takes to produce ethanol?" Nathan Schock interviews Erin Heupel, Director of Environment & Technology for POET....


Submersible Solids-Handling Pump at WEFTEC 2010

October 10, 2010 9:23 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Impeller technology on Gorman-Rupp's new Infinity series of submersible solids-handling pumps helps increase pumping efficiency by up to 48 percent.

Dealing with Debris: Macerator and Conditioner Pump at WEFTEC 2010

October 7, 2010 9:23 pm | by chemdotinfo | Comments

Boerger Pumps' Jeff Seaton shows off the company's new macerator/conditioner pump at WEFTEC 2010 and explains the configurations used to deal with various types of debris.

WEFTEC Equipment Highlights: Day One

October 7, 2010 8:38 am | Comments

A hands-on look at power and energy management systems, vibration monitoring, impingement tank cleaning, and a pneumatic high-pressure relief valve with surge protection.

Shallow Water Drilling

October 7, 2010 7:09 am | Comments

CNN Money examines the de facto moratorium on new drilling permits for shallow water energy exploration.


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