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DuPont Eyes Cellulosic-Ethanol Deployment in Macedonia

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia recently joined a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Hungary-based Ethanol Europe and DuPont to facilitate the development of a cellulosic-ethanol market in the Pelagonia region—one of eight statistical regions in the country, and bordering Greece and Albania.

Transportation

Wärtsilä 3Q-2014 Profits Dip Year-on-Year

Mainly diesel-powered marine-engine and power-generation specialist Wärtsilä announced Oct. 23 that its third-quarter (3Q) profits before taxes slipped to €129 million (US$163 million), from €136 million (US$172 million) in 3Q 2013.

Technology

Turning CO2 into Profitable Carbon: Crucial to Future of Gasification

Foster Wheeler senior vice-president Andy Allen told the Gasification Technologies Council 2014 annual conference in Washington D.C. Oct. 29 that if more governments around the world eventually adopt strict greenhouse-gas (GHG) limits, then coal gasification’s future would look grim—unless gasification technology breakthroughs enable much-higher carbon efficiencies, cut costs and slash net carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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