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Mosier Appointed To Soybean Alliance Endowed Chair At Purdue

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Mosier Appointed To Soybean Alliance Endowed Chair At Purdue Nathan MosierPurdue University associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering Nathan Mosier has been appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair, continuing a partnership to develop new uses for soybeans. The appointment was announced jointly Monday (Feb. 16) by Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture, and Dave Lowe, president of the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Previous articleGolden Grain Energy Hits Milestone, Produces One Billion Gallons of EthanolNext article Grants Being Utilized  by Local FFA Chapters to Ease Hunger Gary Truitt Mosier has 15 years of experience in research related to biofuels and bioprocessing technology. His recent research program has focused on cellulose, but he also has worked with oil and protein from agricultural products to make industrial chemicals and materials. Working with the soybean alliance, Mosier will help to lead research into new uses for soybeans such as in biofuels and in non-food products including consumer electronics.  “Dr. Moser is a highly accomplished faculty member with a strong research program focused on developing energy and industrial products from renewable feedstocks,” Akridge said. “We are very excited about where he will take our research efforts on new uses for soybean.” Mosier earned a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue. He also was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship doctoral fellow in the Innovation Realization Laboratory at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. Mosier Appointed To Soybean Alliance Endowed Chair At Purdue Lowe noted that Indiana soybean farmers funded the endowed chair more than a decade ago to help find new ways to make soybean farmers more profitable. “Bottom line, the work Dr. Mosier will do on behalf of Indiana soybean farmers is all about increasing the demand for soybeans through innovative research and development of soy-based products that can find their way into the marketplace,” Lowe said. “Our board looks forward to working closely with Dr. Mosier in his new role.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 16, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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‘I’m feeling numb’: ISIS victims’ families share mixed emotions after al-Baghdadi death

first_imgABC News(WASHINGTON) –While many celebrate the successful U.S. military raid targeting ISIS founder Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, American families of ISIS victims describe mixed emotions on the terror leader’s death.“To be honest with you, I’m feeling numb,” said Jimmy Drake, who lost his 32-year-old son Darren in the 2017 Baghdadi-inspired truck attack in New York City that left 8 dead. “I don’t take any enjoyment out of this person dying because he took three children with him. Had he died alone by himself, I’d probably be happy – but not when he kills three children along with him.”As U.S. forces closed in, al-Baghdadi grabbed three of his children and ran into a tunnel inside his compound, where he was eventually cornered by a U.S. military dog, President Trump said Sunday. The president described al-Baghdadi as, “whimpering, crying and screaming the whole time.” He then detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and the children around him.“It’s just a terrible scenario,” Drake said in an interview with ABC News Live “The Briefing Room.” “I take no pleasure knowing he’s dead.” Darren Drake was riding a bike along the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan when 29-year-old Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov plowed him down on a rampage perpetrated with a pickup truck rented from Home Depot.Saipov was later captured and indicted by a federal grand jury. In the complaint, prosecutors say: “Saipov was motivated to commit the attack after viewing a video in which [ISIL leader] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi … questioned what Muslims in the United States and elsewhere were doing to respond to the killing of Muslims in Iraq.” Carl Mueller, whose daughter Kayla — a humanitarian aid worker in Syria — was taken hostage by Baghdadi himself and later presumed killed, says he had hoped the terror leader would have been taken alive.‘We were actually hoping that he would be captured so we could possibly get some intel from him,” Mueller told ABC News, “but if a person is willing to kill themselves rather than be captured, I don’t think you would get a lot of information from that person.” Kayla Mueller’s remains have never been recovered, and her father is on a mission for closure.“Someone that they’ve captured in that group that was close to al-Baghdadi knows what happened to her,” Mueller said of two adult men detained during the U.S. military raid. “They know how she died, they probably know where she is buried or — see, we’re not 100% sure Kayla’s even dead. That’s the struggle that we’ve been facing and that’s what we’re going to start speaking out about.”Art and Shirley Sotloff, parents of Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped by ISIS militants in 2014 and beheaded by his captors, said they want the focus to be on freeing remaining hostages in the region.“While this victory will not bring our beloved Steven back to us, it is a significant step in the campaign against ISIS,” they said. “It is our hope that our son’s surviving captors, nicknamed “the Beatles”, will be brought to justice, that all remaining hostages are returned to safety.”Diane Foley, whose son and journalist James Foley was killed by ISIS in 2014, echoed those sentiments. “I am grateful to our President and brave troops for finding ISIS leader al-Bagdadi,” she said Sunday. “I hope this will hinder the resurgence of terror groups and pray that captured ISIS fighters will be brought to trial and held accountable.”With the help of his local congressman, Drake is advocating for legislation to help prevent would-be terrorists from renting cars to stage an attack like the one that killed his son.Today Drake’s congressman, Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, introduced the Darren Drake Act, a bill which would require DHS and TSA to require rental car companies and car dealers to alert authorities of suspicious behavior.“Even Darren would say, ‘Dad, if I had to go knowing that corrective action was taken and other people were saved maybe it wasn’t that bad,’” Drake said. Still, he added of his loss: “It’s an open wound; I don’t think you ever really move on. It’s just something you learn to endure every day.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Export cables at SeaMade offshore wind project ready to deliver

first_imgDEME Offshore and Hellenic Cables have completed the testing and energization of the export cable connections at the SeaMade offshore wind project in Belgium. “Another important milestone for the SeaMade offshore wind farm as this is an essential step towards the actual production of green energy,” said Mathias Verkest, SeaMade NV CEO. The consortium of DEME Offshore and Hellenic Cables signed the contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning works of the submarine high voltage cables for SeaMade in 2018. “I am very proud about the fact that SeaMade contributes significantly to Belgium’s binding goal of having 13% of our energy produced out of renewable energy sources by 2020. Half of this renewable energy production will come from offshore wind energy. SeaMade will contribute to almost one quarter of the required offshore energy production.” DEME said it is currently carrying out the inter-array cable installation and preparing for the turbine installation campaign, set to begin in mid-June.center_img Source: Otary NV SeaMade comprises the 252 MW Seastar and the 235 MW Mermaid offshore wind projects which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.0-167 DD turbines. It will be Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm once commissioned this year. At the end of last year, DEME completed the pull-in of the project’s two export cables into Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform. last_img read more

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