Monthly Archives: September 2010

BioStar Systems gets $3M from California, Missouri for biogas energy projects

Alternative energy company BioStar Systems LLC has received more than $3 million in state grants for two projects aimed at converting biological gases into energy. More ... Read More

Monsanto, AgraQuest to develop seed treatments against pests

Monsanto of Creve Coeur, Mo., and AgraQuest Inc. of Davis, Calif., said Monday they struck a three-year deal to evaluate the potential use of AgraQuest’s pipeline of biopesticide leads to develop ... Read More

Branson Airport flights to Chicago, Indy start

Branson Airport said it began seasonal nonstop service this week to and from Chicago and Indianapolis. Read More… ... Read More

Toyota to Launch Six New Hybrids by End of 2012

All of the hybrids will be new and not next-generation versions of existing models. More ... Read More

Biotech company to patent fuel-secreting bacterium

A biotech company plans to announce Tuesday that it has won a patent on a genetically altered bacterium that converts sunlight and carbon dioxide into ingredients of diesel fuel, a step ... Read More

Overland Park insurance company will move to Kansas City

Overland Park-based insurance company Alternative Risk Services LLC is heading across the state line. ARS will move about 50 employees to a 13,000-square-foot office at 10525 N.W. Ambassador Drive in December. ... Read More

Safran to Expand U.S. Presence

French conglomerate Safran said it is expanding its presence in the U.S. with plans to buy L-1 Identity Solutions for a cash amount of $1.09 billion. More ... Read More

Mizzou Ranked Among World’s Top Institutions In Plant And Animal Sciences

Mizzou was ranked #8 in the U.S. and #15 in the world in impact in plant and animal sciences over the period 1999-2009, according to the Times Higher Education. The ranking ... Read More

Valent Aerostructures breaks ground on $15M Washington plant

Valent Aerostructures broke ground Monday on a $15 million to $20 million plant in Washington, Mo., that will add 100 jobs and retain 120 existing ones. The state of Missouri awarded ... Read More

St. Louis lands $1M for life science start-ups

St. Louis has been awarded a $1 million two-year federal grant— one of six grants handed out nationwide — for life science start-ups. The grant winner is a regional collaboration, brought ... Read More

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