Weekly News Bulletin: Jul. 22-28, 2004


Nathaniel Energy Enters Agreement For Italy RDF Project

Nathaniel Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NECX) has entered into a new $3 million agreement for a Refuse Derived Fuel project in Cologna Veneta, Italy, and has resolved a related Gasifier Supply and Start-Up Agreement with L&R Energy. The Cologna Veneta project involves EcoIdea, L&R Energy, and others. Under this agreement, Nathaniel will have two gasifiers in place by Sept. 30, each of which must produce 57.6 million BTU per hour, capable of producing 19,240 kilograms/hour of steam...Read More »



URS Wins Corps Of Engineers Contract

URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide environmental services for the USACE's Louisville District. URS will provide services in support of environmental remediation activities, plus permitting and construction management services for environmental projects. The contract includes a three-year base period and an additional two-year option period, with a maximum value of $15 million...Read More »



Greenleaf Compaction, Oakleaf Waste Merge

Greenleaf Compaction, Inc., a provider of waste management equipment rental services has merged with Oakleaf Waste Management. Greenleaf, based in Phoenix, Arizona, rents stationary compactors, containers, balers and other waste management and recycling equipment to commercial businesses and haulers. The company has also developed a coast-to-coast network of waste equipment maintenance and repair services...Read More »



Versar Wins Five-Year GSA Contract

Versar, Inc. (Amex: VSR) has been awarded a General Services Administration Information Technology schedule contract through its subsidiary GEOMET Technologies, LLC. Versar will now be able to support homeland security and e-government initiatives and extend existing corporate IT capabilities to all government agencies.The five-year base contract (with five option years) allows for a wide-range of IT services to be provided to the government...Read More »



SWS Opens Kentucky Emergency Response Service Center

Southern Waste Services, Inc. has announced the opening of its fifteenth service center in Paducah, Kentucky. The recent acquisition of CEECO Environmental Services, LLC by SWS has provided for a new level of emergency response services, industrial services, and overall capabilities available to customers in the Paducah, Kentucky area as well as the surrounding states, including Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition to emergency response, SWS projects include remediation, sampling, railcar transfers, hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling, tank cleaning, bilge cleaning, air monitoring and vacuum truck services...Read More »



EarthFirst, Chateau Energy Sign License Territory Agreement

EarthFirst Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: EFTI) has signed a Letter of Intent with Chateau Energy, Inc. for an exclusive License Territory Agreement for development of its solid waste plants in southern California. The territory encompasses Santa Barbara to the southern border of the state of California. The agreement calls for a minimum of five plants to be constructed over a period of the next 3 1/2 years. Chateau will be the owner of the plants and EFTI will receive a 15% royalty on operating profit generated by the plant...Read More »



Smurfit-Stone Reports Second-Quarter Results

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (NASDAQ: SSCC) has reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $10 million, or $.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2004. For the year ago period, the company reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $8 million, or $.03 per diluted share. Sales for the three-month period were $2,038 million, compared to $1,988 million in the second quarter of 2003...Read More »


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