InfrastructStaff members of Houston's Infrastruct Security Inc. have recently been certified to perform vulnerability assessments of chemical facilities. The 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations bill mandates assessments at high-risk chemical facilities. Consequences of facilities not complying with risk-based and performance-based vulnerability assessments include civil and criminal penalties as well as possible suspension of operations.
SulphCo Inc.SulphCo Inc. of Sparks, NV, has entered into a test agreement with Nippon Oil Corp., Japan's largest refining company, which enables them to determine jointly the technical benefits of SulphCo's Sonocracking technology on crude oil owned or processed by Nippon Oil. During the term of the agreement, which expires no later than March 31, SulphCo will process various samples of Nippon's crude oil or other petroleum feed stocks using Sonocracking technology. The agreement is SulphCo's third with a major Asian oil refining company in the last few months.