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Company: Corn-Based Plastic Packaging is Greener, Healthier

October 15, 2010 6:59 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Through a life cycle study of PLA packaging, Stonyfield Farm Inc. found that it is a better option than polystyrene, in terms of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and human health.

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MD Egg Farm to Build Manure-to-Energy Plant

October 15, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

The 2.5 megawatt plant will turn manure into gas to produce electricity and keep the waste from being spread as fertilizer on farm land, where it can run off into waterways.  

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Environmentalists Want EPA to Set Rules for Oil Dispersant Use

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Cynthia Sarthou of the Gulf Restoration Network says the oil industry should never again be allowed to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of dispersant into the sea as a preferred method of response to an oil spill.

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Converting CO2 into High Value Renewable Chemicals

October 15, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

Mantra’s electroreduction of carbon dioxide technology combines captured CO2 with water to produce high value materials, including formic acid, formate salts, oxalic acid and methanol.

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Equipment Q&A: Capital Equipment Tax Incentives

October 12, 2010 12:56 pm | Comments

Chem.Info speaks with industry experts about how tax cuts for capital equipment and lending measures will affect the processing industry.

Lean Manufacturing Goes Molecular

October 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Tom Fabek, General Manager, Profit Finders | Comments

Continuous improvement requires continuously delving deeply into all processes.

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The Challenges of Viscous Fluids

October 12, 2010 11:44 am | Comments

The two biggest obstacles to measuring viscous fluids flow—viscosity and flow profile—are now well understood and solutions to their challenges have been developed.

Milk Company Powered by 4,000 Cows

October 12, 2010 11:31 am | Comments

The first biogas cogeneration plant in the Ukraine, which is powered by 4,000 cows and a GE Jenbacher gas engine, recently completed nine months of successful operation.

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Gluten-Free ... Fad Or Fixture?

October 12, 2010 6:19 am | by MARK WHALLEY, Consumer Analyst, Datamonitor | Comments

Will gluten-free products continue to be a fixture in the food industry, or will it be just a small blip on the food radar?

4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal induces mitochondrial dysfunction and aberrant axonal outgrowth in adult sensory neurons that mimics features of diabetic neuropathy.

October 12, 2010 5:38 am | by Neurotox Res | Comments

Modification of proteins by 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE) has been proposed to cause neurotoxicity in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including distal axonopathy in diabetic sensory neuropathy. We tested the hypothesis that exposure of cultured adult rat sensory neurons...

New Motivations for Plant Modernization

October 11, 2010 11:53 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 contains revamped tax incentives designed to make capital equipment purchases more appealing to businesses of all sizes.

Controlling Odors at MBT Waste Handling Plants

October 11, 2010 6:53 am | Comments

The largest waste authority in the U.K. is using emission control untis to meet strict European odor restricitons at its mechanical biological treatment waste handling plants.

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Properties of blood, porphyrins, and exposure to legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants in surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) overwintering on the south coast o...

October 10, 2010 6:38 pm | by Arch Environ Contam Toxicol | Comments

The surf scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) is a little-studied species of North American sea duck. Estimates suggest it has experienced a precipitous decline in breeding numbers over the latter half of the past century. To investigate the potential role of contaminant uptake and...

Identifying unpredicted drug benefit through query of patient experiential knowledge: a proof of concept web-based system.

October 10, 2010 6:38 am | by Clin Translational Sci | Comments

Information necessary to recognize unexpected drug efficacy is not routinely collected. Once a drug is approved, opportunities for understanding these phenomena are usually lost within clinical care. We propose that patients are willing to provide a wide range of experiential...

LEEDing the Way

October 7, 2010 1:19 pm | Comments

Design engineers experienced in LEED building projects give manufacturers the inside scoop on constructing greener facilities.

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