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Don’t Hate the Biofuel Player, Hate the Game

March 30, 2010 5:52 am | Comments

Virent's biogasoline demonstration plant really brought the skeptics out of the woodwork.


Building Wastewater Treament Units for Afghanistan

March 29, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

A contract to build two wastewater treatment units for use in Afghanistan taught us to lie about project deadlines and never trust bankers.

We Need Modular Reactors Carbon Tax

March 25, 2010 1:58 pm | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu lays out the case for small modular reactors and a carbon tax, emphasizing the need to act before the technology is developed elsewhere.


Apple Cares About Your Employees

March 22, 2010 6:49 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Apple released its findings from a 2009 audit of 102 supplier facilities — and was not shy with the findings. Social responsibility from a major corporation? Odd, I know.


A Bittersweet Takeover

March 19, 2010 6:37 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

I guess there’s not much to defend, really. Kraft made an offer; Cadbury accepted. The once-British company is soon to join the ranks of the American food giant.

Chocolate Crocodile Tears

March 19, 2010 6:25 am | by KAREN LANGHAUSER, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing | Comments

I think this issue has become less of a debate over economics and employment, and more of an emotional, British-vs.-American war. You have to admit, it’s an easy target.

Waiting for Godot Biofuels Financing

March 16, 2010 9:18 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Comments

If forced to compare the process of financing advanced bioenergy projects with classical literature, I would likely choose Waiting for Godot, an absurdist comedy.

Vicious Circle Defined

March 16, 2010 6:36 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

Of course without the coal obtained from these hotbeds of environmental carnage, I’m not sure how much juice would be available when plugging in electric vehicles.


Coming Clean

March 15, 2010 7:04 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor-In-Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Comments

Is it just me, or have we entered a time where corporate scandals and larger than life "falls from grace" are increasing common?


We Regret to Inform You

March 11, 2010 5:56 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Just when I thought it was safe to get in front of my computer, I find out that it’ll kill me — and management knew all along.


Measure Twice, Criticize Less

March 9, 2010 12:00 pm | by KAREN LANGHAUSER, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing | Comments

The reality of the situation is that experts are predicting a world population of 9.5 billion by 2050 — meaning that our global food production will have to double.

On the Edge of my Driver’s Seat

March 8, 2010 11:59 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Do the Renewable Fuel Standard bill and other green legislation leave you stranded on the edge of your driver’s seat?

Stalking the Weather Report

March 8, 2010 5:25 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Why do I check the weather three to five times a day? I think it's that weird habit that I go to when I am distracted, or bored, or shifting from one task to the next.

Value or Values?

March 5, 2010 5:39 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Comments

If the debate were about long- or short-term value, the ethanol industry would be a lot farther because ethanol has a compelling value proposition on climate, energy security and green jobs.

Egg Crisis 2010

March 3, 2010 4:01 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Comments

The situation is nothing to rival the coffee crisis of 2009 or the interoffice email crisis . We lost many good Cubites in the conflicts that ended with the dismantling of the Great Foam Wall.


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