AUBURN, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Forest Concepts LLC has been awarded a $1.8 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (https://www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy) to address the critical issues of poor flowability, high friction, and highly variable physical properties that have plagued the biomass industry. Biomass materials have a wide range of moisture contents that are subjected to varying temperature, pressures, and forces which traditional metrics provide little-to-no value for the engineering design of hoppers, feeders and mixers. Many of the reported failures at advanced biofuel and bioproducts production facilities are due in part to feedstock handling related problems resulting from a lack of useful and accurate engineering data. Forest Concepts led by Dr. Jim Dooley, CTO, in collaboration with Penn State University’s Dr. Virendra Puri, has an overall project goal to … [Read more...] about Forest Concepts receives $1.8 million from DOE to improve the design of biomass handling systems
IP Capital Partners bought the Spring Lake Business Center on Wednesday for $13.8 million. The Boca Raton-based investment group paid $60 a square foot for the eight-building, 230,276-square-foot complex at 8647 to 8663 Baypine Road in Southside. IP Capital Partners President Jason Isaacson said occupancy is in the upper 60 percent range. It was developed in the mid-1980s. Equus Capital Partners Ltd. sold the property. Equus is a private equity real estate fund manager based in the Philadelphia area with regional offices in Atlanta and four other cities. “Like we’ve done with a lot of our Jacksonville projects, we are going to improve the physical plant to increase its attractiveness to tenants,” Isaacson said. “The goal is to bring new business and jobs into Jacksonville,” he said. Isaacson said the sellers had begun renovations “and we plan to finish it.” That includes lobby upgrades and enhancing signage to increase visibility of the … [Read more...] about Spring Lake Business Center sold for $13.8 million
HILO >> The emergency response to the ongoing Kilauea eruption that has destroyed at least 577 homes and displaced several thousand Puna residents so far has racked up more than $5.8 million in unanticipated costs for state and county agencies. DENNIS ODA / [email protected] The Hawaii County Police Department racked up $669,956 in overtime and other costs for May. Police officer Rob Segobia assisted at a checkpoint May 29 along Highway 130 where the road was closed. HILO >> The emergency response to the ongoing Kilauea eruption that has destroyed at least 577 homes and displaced several thousand Puna residents so far has racked up more than $5.8 million in unanticipated costs for state and county agencies. Lava began flowing in Leilani Estates in the volcano’s lower East Rift Zone on May 3 and has since covered more than 9 square miles across several sprawling subdivisions. As the eruption continues unabated in its seventh week, the costs are … [Read more...] about Eruption has cost state and county agencies more than $5.8 million
The photo that went viral of a young girl crying at the foot of her mother and border patrol agents inspired Charlotte and Dave Willner's fundraising campaign to "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child." (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 12: A U.S. Border Patrol spotlight shines on a terrified mother and son from Honduras as they are found in the dark near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and had become lost in the woods. They were then detained by Border Patrol agents and then sent to a processing center for possible separation. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is executing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy towards undocumented immigrants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants' country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Who’s behind record-breaking $4.8 million ‘Reunite an immigrant parent with their child’ Facebook fundraiser?
INFINITI donates $1.1 million to various charities through INFINITI’s relationship with the NCAA®, which includes a donation of $774,180 to the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches. INFINITI donated an additional $349,000 to various philanthropies through the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge and the INFINITI sponsored CBS Round-by-Round Bracket Challenge. Dave Rose, head coach at Brigham Young University, who won the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge, received a $100,000 donation to benefit the Simmons Center for Cancer Research at BYU. /EIN News/ -- NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INFINITI is proud to announce it has donated $1,160,680 to charitable organizations as part of the brand’s ongoing corporate partnership with the NCAA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Today, Phil O’Connor, director of Marketing Communications and Media at INFINITI … [Read more...] about INFINITI Donates More Than $8 Million to Charity Throughout NCAA Partnership, Over $1 Million During the 2018 Season