Here are some of the previous stories featured on the HomePage, in case you missed them the first time, or want to review and reference them:
March, 2003: [A Model For Change] - Information about MDBC and their work with Ford to develop the "Model U", a vehicle designed using Cradle-to-Cradle concepts, so it can be disassembled and its components re-used as "technical nutrients" in industry after the life-cycle of the vehicle has been completed.
April, 2003: [Turn anything into oil! (Requires subscription for full article)] - Showcasing a new process called "Thermal Depolymerization" that purports to be able to quickly reduce almost any material (except nuclear waste) into high-quality oil, clean-burning gas, purified minerals and water. A very nice tie-in with the Cradle-to-Cradle concepts introduced in the March, 2003 Feature.
"This plant will make 10 tons of gas per day, which will go back into the system to make heat to power the system," he says. "It will make 21,000 gallons of water, which will be clean enough to discharge into a municipal sewage system. Pathological vectors will be completely gone. It will make 11 tons of minerals and 600 barrels of oil, high-quality stuff, the same specs as a number two heating oil." He shakes his head almost as if he can't believe it. "It's amazing. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't even consider us waste handlers. We are actually manufacturers--that's what our permit says. This process changes the whole industrial equation. Waste goes from a cost to a profit."
--Brian Appel, CEO of Changing World Technologies - http://www.changingworldtech.com/
Update: August 13, 2004
The above-linked Discover article is now in a members-only area that requires a paid subscription to view. However, you can find many other links related to this story using [this Google Search], which also includes more recent updates, such as [this (currently viewable) one in the July, 2004 issue of Discover], and many other sites that are following the CWT developments. It appears that [this article] is a reprint of the original from Discover. (The astute reader may also be able to make use of Google's "cached page" functionality to perhaps view pages that are no longer available from the original site.) And of course, CWT's site itself has various pages with news articles, press releases, etc.