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Chevron remains confident about fracking opportunities in Central, Eastern Europe

August 22, 2013
U.S. oil supermajor Chevron believes that Central and Eastern Europe will warm up to fracking and throw support behind the company's exploration projects.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

August 19, 2013
It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

August 19, 2013
Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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European biotechs back on venture capital radar

August 8, 2013
Venture capital firms are once again warming to European biotechnology players, which attracted a significant portion of the venture capital invested globally in this sector during the second quarter.
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Dutch scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

August 5, 2013
The 5-ounce "Cultured Beef" burger, which reportedly cost around $332,000 to produce, was made with muscle cells taken from a cow and other common food ingredients such as salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs.
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European Commission invests EUR 130 million in Romanian water treatment project

July 29, 2013
The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment for a wastewater treatment project around the city of Bucharest, Romania.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

July 15, 2013
White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Schneider Electric makes offer for Invensys acquisition

July 15, 2013
Schneider Electric, a France-based manufacturer of low- to medium-voltage equipment, is in the early stages of discussions to acquire British industrial software and control systems company Invensys.
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Honeywell to automate Rosneft refinery in southern Russia

July 8, 2013
Honeywell has signed an agreement with NK Rosneft, a leading Russia-based oil and gas producer, as the main automation contractor for the construction of its new refinery at Tuapsinskiy NPZ, Southern Russia.
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Celanese to sell two European manufacturing facilities

July 1, 2013
Celanese Corp. intends to sell its acetic anhydride facility in Roussillon, France, and its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production unit in Tarragona, Spain.
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