Catalysts streamline biodiesel process
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., have developed a series of solid acid nanocatalysts that promise to avoid some post-reaction steps in the production of biodiesel.
Fluids make light work of viscosity changes
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed what they call a simple, relatively inexpensive class of fluids that undergoes significant changes in viscosity when subjected to light.
Green company to offer totally biodegradable chemical solutions
BioAmber, a joint venture of Diversified Natural Products (DNP), a U.S.-based biotechnology company, and France-based Agro Industries Recherche et Developpement (ARD) announced plans for a new facility to produce a green, bio-based replacement for oil in the chemical market.
HART Foundation, ISA agree on integrating WirelessHART with ISA100
During a series of meetings held in conjunction with ISA EXPO 2007, 2-4 October in Houston, Texas, the ISA100 Wireless Systems for Automation standards committee
outlined an approach to accommodate and eventually integrate the WirelessHART standard and the ISA100 standard.