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GLG Life Tech Corporation Announces Upgrade to 500 Metric Ton Processing Line for Increased Rebiana Output; Design Completed for Additional 2,000 Metric Tons

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a world leading producer of high quality stevia including the growth of stevia plant leaf and high purity extraction, announces that it has completed the upgrade of its 500 metri...

A ton of bitter melon produces sweet results for diabetes

Scientists have uncovered the therapeutic properties of bitter melon, a vegetable and traditional Chinese medicine, that make it a powerful treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Teams from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica pulped roughly a tonne of f...

Next Generation Ad Agency Gray & Partners Opens Headquarters in Boston

Full-Service Ad Agency Adds New Partners, and Launches New Website To Expand its Service Offerings Boston, MA (Vocus) February 10, 2009 -- With the historic presidential election now complete, change is finally on the way - and not just in Washington. Next-generation ad...

Infinity Business Systems of Tampa Expands Into Sarasota / Bradenton

Infinity Business Systems ( www.ibsfl.com ) is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Vitil Solutions' ( www.vitil.com ) private business services, providing advanced technology support services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Infinity Business Systems has over 40 employees serving t...

Japanese Expedition Clears Half Ton of Garbage from Mt. Everest

A team of climbers have collected half a tonne of junk littered on the world's highest peak Mt Everest, expedition members said Monday . The garbage was mostly left behind by mountaineers attempting to climb the Everest as hundreds of kilos of essential items are hauled up the mountain in p...

Emerald Dairy Inc. Reports Record Earnings For First Quarter 2009

... for the first quarter of 2008 as the Company kept its production facilities operating 24X7 at maximum capacity. The average selling price per metric ton rose to $5,170 from $4,638 in the first quarter of 2009 versus the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 11.5%. Cash and cash equivalents incre...

Computerized Scan Detects Heart Disease

...ector of emergency medicine, and a member of a group that has done a number of studies on CTA in triage of suspected coronary disease. "We use it a ton in our institution, and I think clinical use of it is growing," Hollander said. "Use is growing faster than data, because all the early reports look g...

Recovered Lyme Disease and US Track and Field Athlete Attends Movie Premiere of LymeLife

... From 2005 to 2008 Fields tried every conventional and unconventional Lyme Disease treatment she could. "Just like the movie, I was given a ton of different medications," she says, but then she had to start going to a more natural approach using various advances in technology to beat it. ...

Experts: Targeted agricultural investments will yield high results, slash poverty in Africa

... already helped millions of people, for example, the spread of New Rice for Africa varieties or NERICA. Average upland rice yield has long stood at 1 ton per hectare in sub-Saharan Africa. But farmers report now that NERICA varieties are yielding two to five times more than that. In southern Nigeria,...

UCR chemists use 'green chemistry' to produce amines, chemical compounds used widely in industry

...he discovery. Bertrand explained that, currently, companies use hydrochloric acid, a highly corrosive solution, to produce amines. To generate one ton of amines, manufacturers must discard three tons of byproducts, adding to the overall cost of production. "Our 'green chemistry' method, however, p...

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Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns

... perinatal mortality and permanent neurological morbidities, but there are no specific medications against HIE in current medical practice," explained ton J. DeGrauw, M.D., Ph.D., director of Neurology at Cincinnati Children's. "This is why the findings of this study may have important clinical implicati...

GEN reports on alternative feedstocks for ethanol production

...uel-grade ethanol that it contends can be cost-competitive with gasoline. The process reportedly is able to yield more than 100 gallons of ethanol per ton of dry biomass. Also discussed in the GEN article is biofuel research taking place at ICM, Qteros, Synthetic Genomics, Solazyme, and the United Sta...

New greenhouse gas identified

...percent per year. Its newly reported 36-year lifetime, along with studies of its infrared-absorbing properties by researchers at NOAA, "indicate that, ton for ton, it is about 4,800 times more potent a heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide" says Prinn. Fortunately, though, "we've caught it very early ...

Cellulosic biofuel technology will generate low-cost green fuel, says major study

...tional liquid fuels. One of our important findings, which contradicts conventional wisdom, is that similar greenhouse gas emission reductions on a per ton biomass basis are anticipated for the production of liquid fuels and electricity via mature technology." The researchers also found that the matur...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

...e to cow's milk is a cause and breast feeding is protective. So TEDDY is gathering data about what kind of milk or formula the child gets. "There is a ton of information we are collecting," Mrs. Hopkins says. A goal of TEDDY is to discern fact from theory then work backward to fight the disease. Research...

Mama whales teach babies where to eat

...n Alliance's Whale Conservation Institute. Adult southern right whales are up to 50 feet long, and their calves are about 20 feet long and weigh a ton at birth. The whales migrate to their calving grounds in winter, when they fast, and give birth in early spring. Three months later, they travel l...

A BBVA Foundation project comes up with a system enabling detection of cetacean hearing loss

...rces can impair this capacity, potentially disrupting the species in its feeding activities occupying 80% of its time since its ingestion needs are a ton per day and destabilizing the entire food chain. Each of the species making up the cetacean order has its own acoustic repertoire directly related ...

World fertilizer prices drop dramatically after soaring to all-time highs

...rogen fertilizer, rose from about $280 to $405 per ton in 2007 and reached $452 in April 2008. The price then soared to $815 per ton in Augustbut plunged to $247, lower than before th...ary 2007 to April 2008, but had fallen to $469 per ton in mid-December. Potash is the only fertilizer ...

MIT: A quicker, easier way to make coal cleaner

...e to economies of scale yield the lowest cost per ton of CO 2 removed. Anything less than 90 percent wo...l series. The model confirms that the cost per ton of CO 2 removed declines as the number of capture...isingly, when the second series is added, cost per ton goes up, but it then quickly levels off. Cost per...

Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010

... seemed cheap. With current manufacturing technology, the energy equivalent of four barrels of oil is used to convert 'free' atmospheric nitrogen to 1 ton of urea. "The new demands emphasize the need for research to develop a new range of more energy-efficient technologynot only for food but now for ...

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VIASPACE Pursuing Renewable Energy Business in Asia

...lectricity for more than 200,000 Chinese rural households - uses approximately 460 metric tons of biomass daily. At current prices of about $40-50 per ton for agricultural feedstock, a 30MW power plant uses about $20,000 worth of fuel each day, or more than $7.3 million a year. According to Kukkonen, bio...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

...h less expensive compared to other techniques used to screen large number of chemicals with an eye toward new drugs. "We are making the yeast do a ton of work for us. They make the compounds and then they tell us which ones are functional," Dr. Kritzer says. Out of a library of 50 million cyclic pept...

Spherix Announces Full-Scale Production of Pharmaceutical Tagatose

...eceived its first full-scale production batch of cGMP (FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice) D-tagatose, USP (U.S. Pharmacopeia) grade. One metric ton of drug was received from the manufacturer, Inalco S.p.A., of Italy. Spherix will use the tagatose in the process of satisfying the CMC (Chemistry, M...

First Use in Coronary Patients of a Combined Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Ultrasound Imaging Catheter

... trials and further on in treatment planning in individual patients." The Biomedical Engineering Department of the Thoraxcenter, led by Prof. Dr. ton van der Steen, provided expertise essential to the addition of IVUS to the NIRS system. "In order to determine both composition and structure of ...

China Bio Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Record 2008 Financial Results

... comprised of used cooking oil and non-edible seeds, amounted to $463.2 per ton in the fourth quarter 2008, representing a decrease of 12.8% from $529.9 per ton in the fourth quarter of 2007. Gross Profit and Gross Margin - Gross...

SAFC Adopts Targeted Approach to Reach Pre-Registration

... the status of 'orphan' substances - those that have not been pre-registered by any supplier but have a user with requirements of more than one metric ton per year - is clouded. That's why SAFC is urging companies to take stock of the situation now that the pre-registration period is over, to assess any ...

China Bio Energy Holdings Group Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...BEH sells a variety of related products including gasoline, diesel fuel, and various kinds of heavy oil. CBEH's bio-diesel fuel is made at its 100,000 ton capacity facility in Shaanxi province. Feedstock consists of naturally growing non-edible seeds and waste oil from restaurants. CBEH's bio-diesel can ...

SAFC Supply Solutions Launches REACH-Compliant Products and Support

...ister with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) by December 1, 2008. Requirements state that all chemicals imported or produced in the EU exceeding one ton per year must be registered to provide authorities and end-users with toxicological data and risk assessment on substance usage. As approximately 30,0...

China Clean Energy Updates Business Outlook

...he selling price of diesel by RMB 1,000 per metric ton to RMB 7,300 per metric ton (including 17% Value Added Tax) has not been suffi...vegetable oil, which have risen from RMB 3,600 per ton to around RMB 5,000 per...

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Announces Improved Milk Production in Cows From Company's Cactus Cattle Feed

... the normal feed which was made by the ranch. The cows in the experimental group received the same feed, but also added 1kg cactus cattle feed to each ton of the normal feed. The milk production of the experimental group increased to 1,372kg from 1,350kg despite the adverse conditions. The milk productio...

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