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2011-05-18 00:09:13

Government regulators and pharmaceutical companies are moving to address a major new risk for the global supply of medicines: The possibility that unsafe ingredients are entering the supply chain as pharmaceutical companies increasingly outsource the production of drug ingredients to third parties. That's the topic of the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Rick Mullin explains that the jolt for...

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2010-03-22 13:39:31

The process that lights up big-screen plasma TV displays is getting a new life in producing ultra-clean fuels, according to a report here today at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It described a small, low-tech, inexpensive device called a GlidArc reactor that uses electrically-charged clouds of gas called "plasmas" to produce in three steps super-clean fuels from waste materials. One is a diesel fuel that releases 10 times less air pollution than its...

2010-02-01 07:19:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- While North America maintains a leadership position in antifreeze and coolants used for consumer and commercial applications, Asia-Pacific takes the lead for the factory-fill business. According to data from the Antifreeze and Coolants 2009: A Hot Opportunity or Cold Comfort? report conducted by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company, over half of the antifreeze and coolants sold to automotive original equipment manufacturers...

2009-11-03 09:51:00

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Catilin, Inc., a leading catalyst technology company for biofuels, announced today that SRI Consulting of Menlo Park, CA, has completed a technical and economic analysis of the Catilin process for producing biodiesel. SRI concluded that Catilin's solid catalyst process has a value advantage over the traditional catalytic process of 13 cents per gallon of biodiesel. When the capital expense savings are included, the advantage increases to 19 cents per...

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2009-06-16 13:50:00

In revisiting a chemical reaction that's been in the literature for several decades and adding a new wrinkle of their own, researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass. This procedure, if it can be effectively industrialized, could allow many of today's petrochemical products, including plastics, to instead be made from biomass."We've found and optimized a selective,...

2009-05-15 08:46:00

Study Findings Confirm Glycerin Accelerates the Healing Process in Damaged Tissue and Cells MANDEVILLE, La., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a leading expert in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation announced results from a study demonstrating that glycerin helps to speed up the healing process of damaged tissue and cells, resulting in less bruising and skin discoloration. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study of a glycerin-based bruise-reaction product, 65...

2009-05-12 16:04:48

University of Southern California scientists say they have discovered glucose to glycerol conversion in long-lived yeast provides anti-aging effects. Researchers said they discovered yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet -- and are more resistant to cell damage. The scientists said their study is the first to propose that dietary substitution can replace dietary restriction in a living species. If...

2009-05-08 09:44:48

Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms. In a study published May 8 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers from the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center show that yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet. They are also more resistant to cell damage.Many studies have shown that...

2009-03-09 07:30:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Performance Products, a division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), today announced the commercial availability of its new specialty carbonate, JEFFSOL(R) Glycerine Carbonate. Manufactured by Huntsman using the glycerine co-product of bio-diesel, JEFFSOL Glycerine Carbonate is a bio-based specialty chemical useful as a reactive intermediate and as a solvent. It can be polymerized or reacted with isocyanates or acrylates for...

2008-10-20 09:00:35

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversified Energy Corporation today announced the successful demonstration of a combustion system that offers the global biodiesel industry an economically attractive use for crude glycerol. Under an exclusive worldwide license to Diversified Energy(R), the breakthrough system developed by North Carolina State University can safely and efficiently burn the glycerol byproduct generated during the manufacture of biodiesel. The energy created through...


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