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2011-08-11 11:48:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), south of Lake Okeechobee, achieved a record-setting 79 percent phosphorus reduction in the water leaving the farming region -- more than three times less phosphorus than the state requirement. The South Florida Water Management District, the agency tasked with Everglades restoration, announced today that the EAA's on-farm Best Management Practices (BMPs), developed by university...

2011-08-10 00:00:30

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks to be held in Bangkok on 26-27 September 2011 will discuss the impact, challenges, and opportunities in key [sugar markets across the globe. The summit focus will go beyond mere market trends, to feature insights by leading industry experts from Brazil, Thailand, India and more, plus present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Those seeking...

2011-07-28 15:03:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced that Pedro I. Mizutani, Executive Vice President, Upstream Business, Raizen Energia Participacoes S.A, has been elected to the Codexis Board of Directors. Mr. Mizutani serves as the Board representative of Raizen, Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer. Raizen holds approximately 16% of Codexis' outstanding shares of common stock and is the company's largest stockholder. "We are delighted...

2011-07-12 12:47:00

SAO PAULO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's premier events dedicated to renewable energies, the Ethanol Summit, now has its own channel on YouTube, the number-one video sharing site on the internet. The channel includes all panels, plenary sessions and ceremonies from the most recent edition of the event, held this year at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paulo on June 6 and 7, plus all of the content from the 2009 edition, held in June of 2009 in Sao Paulo, which featured a...

2011-07-07 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to news of a bipartisan agreement to end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff on July 31, 2011 - five months ahead of the scheduled expiration. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) brokered the deal with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD). This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North...

2011-07-01 12:07:00

LUXEMBOURG, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO), a leading agricultural company in South America, announced today that on June 27, 2011, it obtained the necessary environmental license to start the construction and assembly of the Ivinhema mill in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The new Ivinhema mill will be located only 45 km from the Angelica mill - Adecoagro's first greenfield project with 4.0 million tons of crushing capacity, which is already fully...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Scientific review from the founder and director of Rippe Health shows removing flavored milk from schools will remove more than just sugar and calories Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 At a time when many school systems are being asked to remove chocolate milk, leading cardiologist Dr. James Rippe of Rippe Health is making the case with the research to keep it on school cafeteria menus. Due to heightened fears over health concerns, schools across the country have banned chocolate milk,...

2011-06-23 20:02:25

Like diamonds, sugar crystals ideally are very pure and low in color. Now studies led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Gillian Eggleston have provided a better understanding of the source of undesirable color in factory sugar. Eggleston works in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Commodity Utilization Research Unit in New Orleans, La. She conducted the studies with Barbara Muir of the Sugar Milling Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. ARS is USDA's chief intramural...

2011-06-17 06:00:00

SAO PAULO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An old solution to modern challenges is the subject of a video that made its debut at a major event focused on renewable energies, held a week ago in Brazil. The video, produced by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), details the benefits of using sugarcane-based energy solutions to cut CO2 emissions, achieve energy diversity and promote sustainable economic growth - things Brazil, the world's largest sugarcane producer, has been...

2011-06-14 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's 40-59 vote against proceeding with consideration of an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff created in 1980. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North America. Though we are...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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