24th July 2014. Ben & Jerry's is one of the world's famous ice cream brands. Is oriented to the Premium ice cream market and is relevant by their social activism and their respect for the environment and healthy food. It was founded by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in 1978. Currently is property of the Dutch company Unilever NV
You can see an interesting documentary about Ben & Jerry's history with these and other features about the company:
Also you can see the Ben & Jerry's original factory in Waterbury, Vermont, exactly located at their real position.
After an intense work, at industryabout.com we want to present the most extensive woldwide directory on the sugar industrial facilities. Most of countries have a complete checklist of sugar factories, only a few number are absent or underrated.
Countries without industries exactly located at industryabout.com (but present) are Cameroon or Turkmenistan and countries underrated are China and Vietnam.
The biggest factories of the world sugar industry are:
Sugar sector are explained at the related industrial sector page. Also a checklist and a map with countries with sugar factories are provided.
Finally you can see an excellent documentary about the problem of the excess of sugar in the food industry.
Russia's Rosneft and America's ExxonMobil have launched a unique drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea in Russia's Far East. The world's most powerful rig can drill within the radius of at least 7 kilometers.
The rig is called Berkut or golden eagle and was designed to work in harsh subarctic conditions.
27 June 2014. El Hierro Island, in the Spanish Canary Islands, is a little island with 10,000 inhabitants. Today open in the island a pumped storage scheme fueled at last by wind energy. This technological combination storages energy generated by wind turbines in a reservoir lake with a hydro turbine that supplies energy when is required.
This interesting system makes El Hierro island free from oil pollution and crude oil dependency. Today El Hierro becomes 100% renewable energy fueled for electricity generation.
Spanish Island Becomes First To Be Powered Solely On Wind, Water Huffington Post, 5 May 2014.
El Hierro Goes Green with New Power Plant Enel, 27 June 2014.
26 June 2014. Since a week ago, Baiji Oil Refinery the main downstream facility in Iraq is under the rule of weapons.
After several days of combat the refinery goes to the control from the Iraqui Army, to the ISIS rebels and finally was recaptuured by Iraqui Army (for the moment).
Isis rebels 'capture' Baiji Iraq oil refinery 24 June 2014
Iraq's army 'recaptures' Baiji oil refinery 25 June 2014
We want to complete the general news information about Baiji Refinery checking our industrial cards to provide new data.
At Baiji and very nearby we find at industryabout.com 3 different oil refineries:
The 3 refineries have 320,000 barrels per day of crude oil of installed capacity that make this location the main hub for the Iraqi refining activities and the main source of the country for refined products as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc.
Other data about this question is about the finance structure of ISIS rebels. Most part of American population think that US government is supporting Iraqi government against ISIS Islamist rebel forces but reality seems to be more complicated and hardly different.
The main financial basis of ISIS rebels are Saudi Arabia individuals (from government?) collaboration and Crude Oil is sold to Turkey from Syrian ISIS controlled oilfields through Ceyhan port in Turkey.
Sold of crude oil to Turkey (a NATO member country) has the necessary agree of US government because it's impossible to sold this crude without US permits inside a NATO structure. Some involved companies are occidental transnationals like ExxonMobil, Total or Chevron for example.