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2008-06-18 03:00:00

Finding new revenue streams and increasing efficiency are the main attractions at this week's International Fuel Ethanol Workshops in Nashville. On Tuesday, Cereal Process Technologies shared the results of tests conducted last week on its dry fractionation technology at its Renew Energy facility in Jefferson, Wis. The technology is similar to a new process rolled out on Monday by Colwich-based ICM Inc., in that it more completely uses corn components to produce more ethanol. It also uses...

2008-06-17 18:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc. today announced the results of its annual meeting of stockholders held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Stockholders re-elected all six incumbent directors, including William L. Jones, Neil M. Koehler, Terry L. Stone, John L. Prince, Douglas L. Kieta and Larry D. Layne. Stockholders also approved the Securities Purchase Agreement dated March 18, 2008 between Pacific Ethanol, Inc. and Lyles United, LLC. In addition,...

2008-06-16 09:01:05

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- According to data extracted from Industrial Info's Ethanol Database, the United States now has 156 operational ethanol plants capable of producing a whopping 8.9 billion gallons of the renewable fuel. With an average of 2.6 gallons of ethanol per bushel of corn, that translates to more than 2.8 billion bushels of corn going toward fuel production. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released numbers that...

2008-03-12 09:00:54

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Green Plains Renewable Energy Incorporated (NASDAQ:GPRE) is expecting to put its Superior, Iowa, ethanol plant online within the next 60 days. Despite bone-chilling cold weather in the area, construction is progressing on the tank farm, and a fair amount of process piping is yet to be installed. Construction started on the estimated $120 million plant in August 2006, and once completed, the plant will have the capacity of...

2008-02-07 15:00:00

A medical examiner's report that actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of several prescription drugs is a warning not to mix medications, doctors in North Jersey said Wednesday. Ledger, the 28-year-old Australian star of "Brokeback Mountain," died from a lethal combination of prescription painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs, the New York City medical examiner said. The findings came two weeks after Ledger was found dead in the bed of his rented SoHo apartment....

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2008-02-07 06:00:00

Napping is a necessity for Alissa Vladimir on many days, and it's not because she's a toddler. The 23-year-old public relations associate from Philadelphia has insomnia, a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early. Sleepless until the wee hours most nights, Vladimir often rises weary. "I am cranky and more easily annoyed when I have a bad night. On bad days I just want to get everything over with so I can lie down," she says. To achieve...

2007-12-09 06:00:09

By Bennett, W R Murray Wilson, Lawrence G; Roy-Byrne, Peter P Abstract- GHB is an increasingly popular drug of abuse that can be associated in select cases with growing dependence and a severe withdrawal syndrome. While benzodiazepines are recommended for treatment of the withdrawal syndrome, some cases have been described as benzodiazepine-resistant. The authors describe treatment of such a case, which was unsuccessfully treated initially with benzodiazepines, then successfully treated...

2007-11-06 09:06:57

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Cooperative-owned E Energy Adams LLC has started grinding corn and producing fuel ethanol at its new plant in Nebraska. Construction of the plant started in June 2006 and lasted 16 months. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showNews.jsp?newsitemID=123103, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com....

2007-10-30 21:00:26

A British woman who slipped into a coma six years ago after taking heroin is reportedly regaining consciousness after being given an Ambien-type drug. Amy Pickard of Hastings was given zolpidem, the drug marketed in the United States under the name Ambien, The Daily Mail reported. When she takes the pill, I see her face relax and the old sparkle return to her eyes, her mother, Thelma Pickard said. It's incredible. The young woman's case is described on The Waking Pill, a BBC documentary...

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2007-03-02 13:35:00

As the national push for alternative energy sources heats up, researchers at the University of Rochester have for the first time identified how genes responsible for biomass breakdown are turned on in a microorganism that produces valuable ethanol from materials like grass and cornstalks. Waste products such as grass clippings and wood chips"”once thought too difficult to turn into ethanol"”may soon be fodder for hungry, gene-tweaked bacteria. The findings in today's Proceedings...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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