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Dow Corning wins safety award at IChemE North America Awards

23-10-2012

Leading chemical engineers have been recognised by IChemE at the Institution’s first North America Awards reception in Vancouver, Canada. Dow Corning clinched the IChemE North America Safety Award (sponsored by Chevron) and Nishit Doshi, a chemical engineer lifted the IChemE Young Chemical ...

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USDA scientists use commercial enzyme to improve grain ethanol production

14-09-2011

A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and colleagues.The researchers found that the enzyme helps extract water from ...

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H.B. Fuller Announces Leadership Change

Board Names Jim Owens as new CEO

24-11-2010

H.B. Fuller Company, announced that the board of directors has appointed Jim Owens to succeed Michele Volpi as president and chief executive officer and director, effective immediately. Volpi will step down from the board of directors. Owens, H.B. Fuller's senior vice president, Americas, joined ...

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The effects of hydrogen on growing carbon nanotubes

13-10-2010

Carbon nanotubes -- long, hollow cylinders of carbon billionths of a meter in diameter -- have many potential uses in nanotechnology, optics, electronics, and many other fields. The exact properties of nanotubes depend on their structure, and scientists as yet have little control over that ...

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Buckley Named General Manager of Dow Performance Materials and Elected President and CEO of ANGUS Chemical Company

06-10-2010

John Buckley has been named global general manager of Performance Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and has been elected president and CEO of ANGUS Chemical Company (ANGUS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow. Buckley has worked for the company for 25 years, joining Dow ...

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'Nanosprings' offer improved performance in biomedicine, electronics

20-09-2010

Researchers at Oregon State University have reported the successful loading of biological molecules onto "nanosprings" – a type of nanostructure that has gained significant interest in recent years for its ability to maximize surface area in microreactors. The findings, announced in the journal ...

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Air Products Board Elects New Director

20-09-2010

Chadwick C. (Chad) Deaton, chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated, was elected to Air Products’ board of directors. Air Products Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John E. McGlade stated that Deaton “will add significant value to the company through his ...

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MIT researchers create new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself

08-09-2010

Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists have succeeded in mimicking a key aspect of that process. One of the problems with ...

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Oil-eating bacteria may determine environmental impact of Gulf oil

13-08-2010

The environmental impact of millions of gallons of oil still in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon incident may depend on microscopic helpers: Bacteria that consume oil and other hydrocarbons and could break down the spilled crude, making it disappear. That's the topic of an article in ...

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Praxair Board Elects Bernardes

28-07-2010

Praxair, Inc. announced that Oscar de Paula Bernardes, former chief executive officer of Bunge International, Ltda., has been elected to the Praxair Board of Directors, effective July 26, 2010. Bernardes was chief executive officer of Bunge International from 1997 to 1999. Since 2003, Bernardes ...

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