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New CMI process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

03-Mar-2015

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Rare-earth metals are valuable ingredients in a variety of modern technologies and are found in cell phones, hard disk drives in ...

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Industrial pump inspired by flapping bird wings

New ratcheting pump uses vibrations instead of traditional rotor to transport fluids

05-Feb-2015

Birds are unwitting masters of fluid dynamics - they manipulate airflow each time they flap their wings, pushing air in one direction and moving themselves in another. Two New York University researchers have taken inspiration from avian locomotion strategies and created a pump that moves fluid ...

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Tim Noonan Named to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors

27-Jan-2015

Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO, has announced that Tim Noonan has been appointed to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors. Noonan is Vice President, Ventures, part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Ventures works with Boeing entrepreneurs to validate, accelerate and commercialize ...

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Jacobs Receives Contract from BP in Belgium

08-Jan-2015

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it received a contract from BP Chembel N.V. for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade its facilities in Geel, Belgium.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is installing new equipment and performing upgrades in the facility’s PTA units. ...

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Flexicon to Double U.S. Headquarters

18-Sep-2014

Flexicon Corporation has broken ground for an expansion that will double the size of its US headquarters, it was announced by President/CEO David Gill. "We built the current 91,000 sq ft (8,500 m2) facility in 2001 on an over-sized site owned by Flexicon that had acres of additional prime real ...

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TÜV SÜD acquires US business RCI Consultants Inc.

26-Aug-2014

TÜVSÜD announces the strategic acquisition of RCI Consultants Inc., located in Houston, Texas, thus expanding its suite of services for the oil and gas industries. RCI Consultants specialise in consultancy services, assisting their clients in development, construction, and installation of ...

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Biomethodes begins construction of its pilot plant in Virginia (USA)

16-Sep-2013

Biomethode and its US subsidiary OptaFuel, announced that construction has begun on its pilot plant in Norton, VA. “Construction of our first pilot plant represents a significant investment of $24 million and is the culmination of significant efforts at the lab scale and pre-operational scale, an ...

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Cargill and Evolva move into pilot scale ahead of schedule for fermentation-based steviol glycosides

10-Sep-2013

Cargill and Evolva Holding SA announced that their development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making it available for commercialization sooner than expected. Earlier this year, Cargill and Evolva entered into an ...

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Barry-Wehmiller Group Accelerates Acquisition Efforts with Addition of Business Development Executive

03-May-2013

Barry-Wehmiller Group announced its intent to broaden its platforms by appointing Jeffrey D. Giles to the firm’s newly-created Director of Corporate Development position. Giles brings 10+ years of private equity and corporate business development experience to the role designed to increase ...

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Self-powered herbicide biosensor

31-Jan-2013

A self-powered biosensor that can detect herbicides in water has been developed by US scientists. Most commercial herbicides act by inhibiting photosynthesis in plants. Unfortunately, photosynthetic aquatic microorganisms and aquatic plants are also similarly affected, which is why herbicides are ...

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