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Lake Charles’ Polaris Engineering patents clean fuels process

Polaris EPC Inc., a Lake Charles-based company focusing on clean refining and energy projects, announced Jan. 11 that it has received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its UltraFuels Technology Process. The...
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Bollinger to fabricate pontoon launcher for nuclear submarines

Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards announced last week that it received an order from General Dynamics Electric Boat in support of the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, reports gCaptain, a maritime news services. The shipbuilder...

BASF awards $10,000 in scholarships to LSU engineering students

BASF has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to four students who are currently studying engineering at Louisiana State University, reports WAFB. According to the release from BASF, the annual scholarship program is focused on developing Louisiana’s...

Construction mobilizes at 345 MW Ventress Solar site

Lightsource bp has successfully closed on a $533 million multi-project financing package and mobilized construction on its 345 megawatt Ventress Solar project 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge in Pointe Coupee Parish, reports Business...

As wind farm popularity grows, safety risk is unclear

Last fall, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new initiative intended to make Louisiana a leader in harnessing wind power. But it remains to be seen how wind farms may increase or decrease offshore accidents,...

Louisiana task force unveils three-pronged ‘net zero’ plan

Louisiana’s nearly final plan for reducing carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050 focuses on “three pillars,” reports NOLA.com. They include a dramatic shift to electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar; using that electricity...

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My Toughest Challenge: Jim Rock of Lake Area Industry Alliance

Position: Executive Director Company: Lake Area Industry Alliance What They Do: The Lake Area Industry Alliance was formed in 2000 as a voice for industry in...

My Toughest Challenge: Denise DeLaune of Union Carbide

Denise DeLaune has come full circle in the 20 or so years since graduating from LSU with a degree in chemical engineering. Since 1997,...
It's a hotly debated subject, to be sure, but most would agree that a move toward alternative forms of power, net-zero emissions and other environmental goals is quickly accelerating. The COVID-19 pandemic bears some of the blame, as it temporarily obliterated the world’s demand for oil and gas. That...

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10/12 Industry Report tracks the status of announced or proposed industrial projects in south Louisiana since Jan. 1, 2014, with projected capital investment of $25 million or more. The top map indicates projects estimated at $250 million or more; the map below it, those between $25 million and $250 million. Data is current as of May 1, 2021. Second line...

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