A judge in Winnebago County has approved the sale of an ethanol plant in Oshkosh to a company in western Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol of Stanley wants to buy the Utica Energy plant for $16½ million. The deal must be approved by shareholders at a meeting later this month.
New York regulators have scheduled a series of hearing on a proposal to reduce the volume of carbon dioxide emissions allowed in a nine-state region. The state is part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which announced in February plans to cap emissions at 91 million tons each year starting in 2014.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Clariant’s grease-resistant additive is an eco-friendly solution for protective food papers and board that functions without releasing impurities into the packaging like similar fluorine technologies.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: OCTAL’s direct-to-sheet process streamlines manufacturing for DPET™ sheet making traceability documentation straightforward for thermoformers by eliminating five stages of the conventional sheet production process and reducing exposure to the atmosphere.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Eagle Packaging Machinery’s case sealers reduce time that is wasted when manually sealing cases and are available in automatic and semi-automatic models. Ideal for small and growing companies, the sealers provide an accurate and consistent sealing process.
A private company says a planned $800 million electric power plant in eastern Ohio will be powered by natural gas from shale drilling. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Carroll County Energy plans to build the 700-megawatt plant on 77 acres near Carrollton, southeast of Canton.
Chem.Info's recurring Dodging Disasters feature details the missteps and safety oversights that led to a recent plant disaster and provides actionable information to help processors avoid the same mistakes. Today we take a look at a recent incident at VPP Group.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Oystar Group’s tube filling platform is highly productive and ergonomically designed for maximum process reliability through servo technology and excellent accessibility from all sides.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Dow Corning’s temporary bonding solution for 3D Through-Silicone-Via (TSV) semiconductor packaging is a bi-layer spin-on temporary bonding solutions that eliminates the need for specialized equipment for wafer pretreatment to enable bonding or wafer post-treatment for debonding.
An EPA fracking study drew heated criticism over its methodology and awaited a peer review that promised to settle the dispute. Now the EPA will instead hand the study over to the state of Wyoming, whose research will be funded by EnCana, the very drilling company whose wells may have caused the contamination.
In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn narrates the early moments of the disaster as the tsunami begins to overtake the nuclear power plant.
For a few hours Saturday, the beleaguered residents of West could put aside this spring's deadly fertilizer plant explosion and instead focus on which baseball team they liked better — the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros. The explosion killed 15 and injured 200.
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PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: NJM Packaging’s tablet counter is a versatile servo driven counting and filling system for solid-dose pharmaceuticals.
A consortium of Western utilities and a nuclear reactor designer have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a small nuclear reactor to meet future demand for carbon-free power. The proposal seeks millions of dollars in grant money to walk the project through the vigorous licensing and permitting process.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order naming Freeh, who now runs a consulting firm, a "special master" for the investigation.
Plants that were the sites of two chemical explosions a day apart in south Louisiana remained closed, and it could be months before federal investigators determine the causes of the blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to hospitals last month.
BP says its northwestern Indiana oil refinery is back at full production with major unit back in operation. The oil giant says startup of the new 250,000 barrel-per-day crude distillation unit at the Whiting Refinery marks a major milestone in the ongoing $3.8 billion upgrade and expansion of the facility along Lake Michigan.
PUMPS & VALVES: Edwards Group Limited’s dry screw pump features cutting-edge technology, enabling users to optimise their processes with a low cost of ownership and a reduced footprint.
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Chem.Info's recurring Dodging Disasters feature details the missteps and safety oversights that led to a recent plant disaster and provides actionable information to help processors avoid the same mistakes. Today we explore the recent ammonia leak at a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas.
Food processing and packaging equipment is complex and multi-faceted, often with difficult-to-reach areas that can house biofilms and food soils that may result in microbiological hazards. Hidden surfaces lead to inadequate sanitation if not properly addressed, but those are not the only danger zones.