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Top 10 Technologies: Bioenergy Feedstocks — Bigger Yields In Algae Utopia

August 13, 2009 9:42 am | Comments

Led by chief technology officer Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, researchers at Origin Oil are focusing on algae as a third-generation feedstock that doesn't rely on arable land or energy crops with inconsistent yields.

Top 10 Technologies: Material Handling — Fueling Energy Savings

August 13, 2009 9:37 am | Comments

As hydrogen fuel cell technology becomes more developed and integrated into more lift trucks,

Preparing For The First-Generation Energy Revolution

August 13, 2009 5:47 am | Comments

Biofuels present significant challenges when specifying seals. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions delivers elastomer sealing solutions intended specifically for biofuels to help processors prepare themselves for the first-generation energy revolution.

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Keeping Drinkable Water Above Water

August 13, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

IBM has unveiled a novel membrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide.

Is Algae The Biofuel Answer?

August 13, 2009 5:41 am | Comments

Algae are capable of generating 33,000 gallons of oil per acre per year (while corn can produce a mere 30), but how is this kind of oil best produced? Valcent Products Inc.

Destroyed In Seconds

August 13, 2009 5:37 am | Comments

In 1988, a chemical fire ignited at PEPCON, a rocket fuel manufacturing plant in Henderson, NV, but that's not all. In danger of going up immediately thereafter was 6 million pounds of rocket fuel held in the facility's storage area, which explodes only seconds later.

Army Finds WWI Chemical Weapon In D.C.

August 12, 2009 10:44 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its search for World War I-era chemical weapons in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood after workers found an open glass flask containing traces of the chemical agent mustard.

Quake Disrupts Corning Glass Plant In Japan

August 12, 2009 7:17 am | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Corning Inc. said Tuesday its output of liquid-crystal-display glass will be lower than expected in the third quarter after an earthquake halted glass production at a plant in Japan.

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Venezuela Considers Seizing Pfizer Plant

August 12, 2009 7:10 am | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government may seize control of a shuttered medicine plant that belongs to Pfizer Inc. Commerce Minister Eduardo Saman says the government could takeover the plant if an agreement to get the factory operating again cannot be reached.

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Remote Mobile Biodiesel Unit

August 12, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

In California, the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries and Aerojet announced that they have

Kraft Reduces Worldwide Water Use By 21 Percent

August 12, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Water is an essential ingredient for creating delicious foods. But experts warn that it's becoming increasingly scarce. In fact, the United Nations suggests more than one in six people worldwide don't have ample access to safe water.

Pennsylvania Chemical Company Restarts Idled Plant

August 12, 2009 4:08 am | Comments

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) - An idled chemical plant in western Pennsylvania is getting back to business this week, with all of its more than 250 workers expected back by next week. Indspec Chemical Corp.'s plant is in Petrolia, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Selecting The Right HMI Vendor

August 11, 2009 12:12 pm | Comments

How do you go about choosing the right HMI vendor for your operations? It's an important question as the vendor you select will greatly impact your overall total cost of ownership for not only the HMI but your process and machines as well.

Water Professionals' Training Website

August 11, 2009 9:40 am | Comments

Alexandria, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the launch of its new

Rockwood Awarded $28M To Produce Lithium For Car Batteries

August 11, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J. - Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ROC) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded its Chemetall Foote Corp. subsidiary $28.

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