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2013-11-04 16:31:21

FORT DODGE, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill announced today that it has begun operating its corn wet mill ethanol plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cargill purchased the idled facility from Tate & Lyle in 2011. "We are excited to be operational in Fort Dodge," said Al Viaene, Fort Dodge facility manager, Cargill Corn Milling North America. "When full production capacity is reached, the plant will consume 150,000 bushels of corn a day and turn out five products including...

Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and...

2013-11-03 23:00:15

"Analysis and Forecast of China Ethylene Oxide (EO) Industry, 2013” is the new market research report added to the online library of MarketReportsChina.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 At present, manufacturers can adjust the production proportion of ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol so as to achieve optimal economic benefit by adopting cooperative production devices for producing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol. Subjecting to ethylene oxide’s characteristics...

2013-10-24 08:25:47

--Industry's consumer protection campaign prepares consumers for changing gas pumps and higher ethanol fuel blends-- ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, today announced a national ethanol education and consumer protection campaign, called 'Look Before You Pump.' (Photo:...

2013-10-23 23:30:19

Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment will be launching in Europe this year at EICMA 2013, the world’s largest motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, as part of an expanded European marketing initiative. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment will be launching in Europe this year at EICMA 2013, the world’s largest motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, as part of an expanded European marketing initiative. Star Tron’s product lineup includes items specially...

2013-10-23 23:03:23

Scientists now understand how alcohol alters the activity of brain proteins. Ethanol, the alcohol found in beer, wine, and spirits, impairs communication between nerve cells in the brain, affecting our perception and behavior. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Scientists now understand how alcohol alters the activity of brain proteins. Ethanol, the alcohol found in beer, wine, and spirits, impairs communication between nerve cells in the brain, affecting our perception and behavior....

Biofuels Have Little Effect On Gasoline Prices
2013-10-11 04:19:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to popular belief, biofuels like ethanol may not help lower the price at the pump, according to findings reported in The Energy Journal. Over the past couple of years, some people have claimed that the widespread use of ethanol has reduced the wholesale cost of gasoline by $0.89 to $1.09 per gallon. However, Christopher Knittel, an MIT economist and co-author of the new paper, says this claim is unfounded. “The point of...

Sprite Cures Hangovers
2013-10-10 12:36:32

[ Watch the Video: Hangover? Drink Sprite ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese scientists have determined that one popular lemon-lime soft drink may be the best cure for a hangover. In a study published in the journal Food and Function, experts say that Sprite may be the best thing for combating the that brutal hangover after a late night of partying, even more than a cup of black coffee or a Bloody Mary. "Various alcoholic beverages containing different...

Opal-Based Breathalyzer Being Developed
2013-10-09 05:05:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Italian researchers are hoping to make catching drunk drivers easier and less expensive for police officers by developing a new portable breathalyzer capable of testing for precise alcohol concentrations. Their research, which appears in Tuesday’s edition of The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Optical Materials Express, describes a new portable device that would change colors from green to red when it detected higher...

2013-10-08 11:51:29

Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels. The innovation increases ethanol yield from lignocellulosic sources by about 10 percent. Lignocellulose is the fibrous material that makes up the structural tissues of plants. It is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet and, because it is rich in carbon it is an...