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  • 22 Trapped Coal Miners Rescued in China after Explosion

    22 coal miners trapped in a northeastern China mine after a fire broke out Tuesday were successfully rescued, multiple news organizations reported. Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said that an accident explosion occurred at the private, unlicensed coal mine in Qitaihe City at about 9 p.m.,...

  • Elcan Adds Sieve Mill to Toll Processing Facility

    Elcan Industries, Tuckahoe, NY, has added a sieve mill to its advanced toll processing facility. Within the sieve mill, the grinding is achieved by the material impacting the grinding tools mounted to the grinding disc. The grinding disc rotates around the grinding track, which includes the...

  • General Mills Partners with USDA in $4 Million Initiative

    General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General...

  • Scientists Develop Fast Chemical Compound Synthesis Method

    Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) announced Thursday that a new method of synthesizing chemical compounds that could speed up the development of pharmaceutical drugs. As 75% of compounds created for medicinal uses contain nitrogen,...

  • Purdue University Opens Defense Innovations Institute

    As emerging technologies and new threats reshape the America’s military, Purdue University will open its new Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation at the Discovery Park research site on the university’s West Lafayette, IN campus, Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced...

  • Siemens Cuts C02 Output by 20%, Expects Large Cost Savings

    German engineering company Siemens lowered emissions of carbon dioxide at its facilities worldwide from 2.2 million tons in FY2014 to 1.7 million tons in FY2016 – a 20% reduction – as part of an effort to move the company’s sites to carbon neutral status by 2030, the Munich-based...

  • FAM Stacker Reclaimer Installed at ArcelorMittal Mill

    A project to install a new stacker reclaimer at ArcelorMittal’s steel mill site in Burns Harbor, IN was recently completed by St. Louis, MO-based industrial contractor MC Industrial Inc., the contractor announced in a press release Tuesday. Luxembourg-headquartered ArcelorMittal, one of the...

  • Nestle Discovery to Lower Sugar by 40% in Confectionery Goods

    Material scientists at Nestle have created a new process that changes the structure of sugar that may dramatically reduce the amount of the sweetener used in the company’s products, the Swiss food and beverage giant announced Wednesday. “This truly groundbreaking research is inspired...

  • Seed Co Invests $3M in Kenyan Drying, Processing Plants

    One of Africa’s largest providers of agricultural seeds, Seed Co, is investing $3 million in new seed drying and processing facilities in Kenya to expand its position in the East African market, NewsDay Zimbabwe reported Wednesday. The output of the combined facilities, when operational,...

  • Lucid Motors to Open $700M Electric Car Plant in Arizona

    Electric vehicle company Lucid Motors is planning to construct a $700 million factory in Casa Grande, AZ that will produce electric vehicles for the consumer market, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the automaker announced in a joint press release Tuesday. The Menlo Park, CA-based EV startup said...