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Hamilton, Canada

Member since August 04, 2013

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    J. Michael Malone, Esq.

    J. Michael “Mike” Malone was born in 1968. Since graduating from the UNC School of Law, Mike has focused his practice on the representation of North Carolinians and their families in all matters of litigation.

    Mike has handled cases across North Carolina and recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mike is married to Jennifer Malone and has two children - 7 year old Sam Malone and 5 year old Grayson Malone.


    1991 – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, N.C. State University

    1993 – Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, N.C. State University

    1996 - Doctorate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, N.C. State University

    1999 – Law degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

    Please feel free to email Mike Malone at You can also reach Mr. Malone on his direct dial number: 919-573-1423.

    Jason L. Hendren, Esq.

    Mr. Hendren is a Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy. Mr. Hendren specializes in solving complex business problems, including financial workouts, business reorganizations and commercial disputes. With litigation experience in state and federal court, as well as significant experience in United States Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Hendren offers a variety of creative solutions to efficiently address his clients’ problems.


    Lee University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1994); University of Tenne...

  • Milestone Claimed in Creating Fuel From Waste

    Community, Environmental Design


    WASHINGTON — After months of frustrating delays, a chemical company announced Wednesday that it had produced commercial quantities of ethanol from wood waste and other nonfood vegetative matter, a long-sought goal that, if it can be expanded economically, has major implications for providing vehicle fuel and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

    The company, INEOS Bio, a subsidiary of the European oil and chemical company INEOS, said it had produced the fuel at its $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Fla., which it had hoped to open by the end of last year. The company said it was the first commercial-scale production of ethanol from cellulosic feedstock, but it did not say how much it had produced. Shipments will begin in August, the company said.

    The process begins with wastes — wood and vegetative matter for now, municipal garbage later — and cooks it into a gas of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Bacteria eat the gas and excrete alcohol, which is then distilled. Successful production would eliminate some of the “food versus fuel” debate in the manufacturing of ethanol, which comes from corn.

    “Biomass gasification has not been done like this before, nor has the fermentation,” said Peter Williams, chief executive of INEOS Bio.

    The plant, which uses methane gas from a nearby landfill, has faced a variety of problems. One was getting the methane, which is a greenhouse gas if released unburned, to the plant’s boilers. (The plan is to e...