WBAA's Mike Loizzo reports on the Purdue team competing in the EcoCar2 contest to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevy Malibu without compromising safety, performance or marketability.
Fifteen teams of university students, including one at Purdue, are on a quest. They’re taking part in a three year effort to take an existing car and reduce its environmental impact. Performance and safety can’t be compromised, and it still has to be marketable to those looking to buy such a car.
Herr Voss Stamco, which is building a plant southeast of Crawfordsville, is applying for an air quality permit from the state for its metal-processing equipment facility.
The new source construction and minor source operating permit application was submitted in April, and after review by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the staff is recommending it be approved.
The permit is needed so the company can operate a stationary hard chrome electroplating machine that reconditions mill rolls.
OK, so this story is about weeds and weedkillers, neither of which is ever the hero of a story, but stay with me for a second: It's also about plants with superpowers.
Unless you grow cotton, corn or soybeans for a living, it's hard to appreciate just how amazing and wonderful it seemed, 15 years ago, when Roundup-tolerant crops hit the market. I've seen crusty farmers turn giddy just talking about it.