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Video Highlights Award-Winning Nuclear Innovations

July 16, 2009 5:16 am | Comments

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute , the continuous development of cutting-edge innovations has helped the nuclear energy industry become the most reliable carbon-free source of electricity.

Let Flow Control Pictures Do The Talking

July 16, 2009 4:51 am | Comments

John C. Ernst Co. simplifies the process of locating replacement flowmeters, liquid level gauges, sight glass indicators and other flow control monitoring devices. “When a flowmeter, level gauge or other device needs to be replaced, it needs to be done quickly,” asserts John C.

ExxonMobil Tunes In To Drop-In Biofuels, Turns On To Algae

July 16, 2009 4:36 am | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - July 16, 2009 In California, more details have emerged on


High Risk Of Tax Hikes If Government Targets Missed

July 15, 2009 12:30 pm | Comments

Last Tuesday, the plastics industry launched a groundbreaking campaign to challenge itself, the government and consumers to step up recycling and stop sending plastic to landfills.

Virtual Vacuum Cleaner Clears Up Fouling

July 15, 2009 12:06 pm | Comments

By Ed Sullivan Cooling towers, an effective and common means for industrial process heat extraction, are not closed-loop systems.

Beer Leftovers Cheapen Energy Costs

July 15, 2009 11:21 am | Comments

Technical director Wolfgang Bengel, who works at a German biomass company called the BMP Biomasse Projekt, saw a business opportunity in solving the brewery grain waste headache.

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Dynamic Lighting Process

July 15, 2009 11:09 am | Comments

Los Angeles, CA July 15, 2009 - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough

Low Gas Prices Hurt Sales Of High-Ethanol E85 Fuel

July 15, 2009 6:44 am | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lower gasoline prices, while a boon for drivers, were a gut punch for ethanol producers and promoters of the high-ethanol blend known as E85.


Wis. High Court Gives Victory To Lead Paint Makers

July 15, 2009 6:28 am | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Children poisoned by lead paint cannot allege that manufacturers defectively designed the product since the dangerous lead was a key ingredient, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Cocoa Plant Where Worker Died Didn't Have License

July 15, 2009 4:50 am | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a cocoa processing center in New Jersey was operating illegally when a worker fell into a vat of melting chocolate and died. Camden cited Lyons & Sons Inc. for not having a business license after Vincent Smith II died Wednesday.

Police: Wis. Plant Fire Caused By Military Flare

July 15, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police say a massive fire that gutted part of a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant started when a military flare landed on the roof. Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) police said Tuesday there's no indication the military fired the flare.

Exxon Makes First Big Investment In Biofuels

July 14, 2009 4:43 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday it will make its first major investment in greenhouse-gas reducing biofuels in a $600 million partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. to develop transportation fuels from algae.

Fertilizer Potash Price Seen Dropping

July 13, 2009 12:04 pm | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of a cheaper-than-expected contract for potash means prices are set to slide, analysts said Monday, cutting expectations for North American fertilizer companies. Shares of major potash suppliers sank on the news.

300 Meatpackers Back To Work At Burned Wis. Plant

July 13, 2009 11:35 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Operations are slowly returning to normal at the southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant where a fire last week gutted part of one building. The blaze at Patrick Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) Inc. caused an estimated $50 million in damages.

Idled Ethanol Plant Operational 8 Days After Purchase

July 13, 2009 11:28 am | Comments

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) began operations at its ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska on July 12, 2009. The company anticipates production of ethanol by July 17th.


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