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DuPont defends cellulosic ethanol plant, announces laundry detergent deal

DuPont has defended its $500 million investment in a new cellulosic ethanol plant after being accused of "speculative and expensive corporate science projects" that have impacted shareholder value.
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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals agrees to acquisition deal with Endo

Specialty biopharmaceutical company Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to be acquired by Endo International plc for $2.6 billion, including the repayment and assumption of debt.
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Ineos acquires second shale gas license in Scotland

Petrochemical company Ineos has bought a majority stake in a second license for shale gas exploration and development in Scotland.
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Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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Meat, poultry products recalled after possible Listeria contamination

Meat and poultry breakfast products are being recalled by a Minnesota firm because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).
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Meat processing equipment market driven by growing demand for processed foods

The market for meat processing equipment is growing, driven by rising demand for processed foods as a result of the increasing global population and consumer preference for protein-rich processed food products.
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BASF opens new chemical complex in India

German chemical company BASF has launched production at a new chemical complex in Dahej, India.
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Gazprom to take over huge gas storage facility in Germany

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom will acquire Western Europe's largest underground gas storage facility this fall, according to media reports.
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New natural gas processing plant serves Powder River Basin producers

A new natural gas processing plant serving the Powder River Basin has been inaugurated by Meritage Midstream Services.
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New foam-making process could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials

Making lightweight foam has long challenged scientists as it is extremely difficult to keep the foam stable. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new type of foam that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams.
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