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  • From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017

    What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for ...


    By Ensia

  • Fish Farms - Inspections below the surface

    Fish farms are tackling the increased demand for aquatic food, while underwater drones are tackling regular and ongoing inspections to ensure fish health and the integrity of the enclosures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, by the year 2050, there will be nearly 2 billion more humans populating the earth. Meaning that we will need to produce ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Cogeneration experience with Clarke Energy: Carthage Grains CHP Plant, Tunisia

    Carthage Grains is the leader in the Maghreb in the trituration of the soya bean: production of oil and soybean meal. The process of Carthage Grains consumes electrical and thermal energy in the form of steam (30 to 35 tonnes per hour at 12 bar pressure). As the supplier of Nejma Oil (a Clarke Energy customer since 2012), the choice of Carthage Grains for GE’s Jenbacher gas engine ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 3 Great Ways to Use Your Farm Drone During the Off-Season

    You may have finished up your 2016 harvest, or perhaps getting a jump start on planning for the 2017 growing season, but think twice before putting away your farm drone for the winter. Just because you’re not actively working in the field does not mean your quad-copter shouldn’t play an active role in your off-season operations. Here are some great ways you can use your farm ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Changing climate changes soils

    Varied predictions for soil organic matter as climate changes The hottest months. The snowiest winters. Catastrophic floods and droughts. Climate change impacts lives across the world in drastic and unpredictable ways. This unpredictability also extends to the more subtle – yet still important – effects of climate change. For example, it is ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • DACS ventilation system for poultry production - Case Study

    Emmanuel Destrijker from Plessisville, Quebec in Canada, is confident that he made the right choice when buying a DACS ventilation system for his second house for layers. It can be challenging to ventilate properly in a house with cages, but the DACS system has now been in operation for five years and it surely has passed the test. The choice was easy “After five years in ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Transforming International Product Chains into Channels of Sustainable Production

    1.1 Sustainable developmentAlthough command-and-control measures have had a significant beneficial impact on the environment, it is now generally recognised that ecological sustainability requires further integration of environmental concerns into the strategies that basically define corporate identity. Moreover, it is increasingly considered that sustainabledevelopment involves three main ...

  • Sacred place in Egypt saved by treating wastewater

    While investigating a wastewater problem in an Egyptian village, Alterra researcher Joop Harmsen discovered that a monastery was in danger of collapsing. This unexpected threat to a sacred place turned out to be the most important incentive for tackling this particular wastewater problem in the short term. Normally there would be no funding for such a project. The village of Deir Gebel El-Tair ...

  • Milling filter cakes - Cutting instead of pressing to achieve more uniform particle size

    There are various methods of separating solids from a suspension. These include filtration, centrifuging and drying. In most cases, further processing of the resulting products cannot be carried out directly. They have to be reduced to the right particle size by means of a mill. This can be done with a Gericke Nibbler, which shreds the filter cakes efficiently using a basket and screen assembly. ...


    By Gericke

  • Nonfood Biodiesel Seed Leaflet :Citrullus Colocynthis

    In recent years there has been much interest in developing new oilseed crops which could be used in food, and for medicinal and industrial purposes.�Citrullus colocynthis. Seeds are rich in oil and protein and can be utilized on an industrial scale; such oil composition resembles safflower oil.�Considering�Citrullus colocynthis.’s potential as an oilseed feedstock for biodiesel CJP has ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Greenhouse Construction and Your Budget

    Have you been reviewing your annual budget and wondering if now is the right time to build a new greenhouse, or expand or renovate an existing one? Rough Brothers can help you decide if now the best time for your greenhouse project is. Rough Brothers has been in the Commercial greenhouse construction business since 1932. We have a team of ...


    By Rough Brothers Inc.

  • Continuous mixing systems for the production of pharmaceutical tablets and granulates

    The Process Analytical Technology initiative demands the implementation of in-process monitoring systems and controls along with the mixing process. Gericke has developed continuous mixing and metering systems that meet the stipulated accuracy and the highest hygienic requirements. Own testing and model calculations demonstrate that their efficiency is determined not only by ...


    By Gericke

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for a Limestone Plant

    Description: Conveying system over a distance of 160 metres horizontal, 30 metres vertical lift with 6 conveying bends. Client: Limestone processing plant Gericke Technology:Continuous pneumatic dense phase PTA system with twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement, each one holding 650 litres with fully automatic sequencing controls. Application: Conveying of powdered limestone from ...


    By Gericke

  • Drying Blueberries by Different Drying Methods

    Sun drying, hot air drying, microwave drying, freeze drying, vacuum drying, vacuum-belt drying, and osmotic drying, among these dehydration technologies, you can choose a appropriate method for dehydrating blueberries. Hot air circulation drying oven for blueberries Hot air circulation drying oven is a kind of ...


    By Azeus Food Machinery

  • How plants grow and develop

    How does a complete plant with stems, leafs and flowers develop from a tiny clump of seemingly identical cells? For a very long time, the mechanism of tissue formation in plants remained unclear. The biochemists from Wageningen University also would not have come up with the answer if it wasn’t for their model building colleagues that simulated plant development with their mathematical ...

  • Adopting sustainable eProcurement practices

    With the clear trend towards Local Authorities (LAs) adopting new eProcurement systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness, it was felt that small and mediumsized businesses (SMEs), particularly the smaller ones, might be disadvantaged if they did not start to respond positively to this move towards electronic trading. This is why the EPROC project – with partners from Germany (MFG ...

  • How can we use Biomass as an energy source?

    Any Country which has Agriculture or Forestry waste available has big scope to use biomass as an energy source. We can use Biomass as fuel in its loose form but we can also bind them in solid fuel for more energy consumption. Any biomass like forestry waste, Agriculture waste or any other biomass waste can be recycled into solid biomass fuel/Bio coal/White coal/Briquette. What is ...


    By JK Machine Tools

  • Precautions before operating the paddy transplanter

    A rice transplanter is a specialized transplanter widely used to plant rice seedlings in the paddy field. The machine can both improve the efficiency and quality of rice transplanting. However some questions are claimed by the clients when using the paddy transplanter and we ...


    By Amisy Farming Machinery

  • Watering and Irrigation Line, Patio Misting Line Manufacturer Huntop China

    Watering and Irrigation Line, Patio Misting Line Manufacturer Huntop China, Garden Misting Kits,Water Cooling Kits,Outdoor Cooling Kits, irrigation  ...


    By Huntop Industries Co., Ltd.

  • Exploring the drivers of and barriers to more sustainable food supply chains study of different approaches to the production and consumption of French beans

    Abstract This thesis is aimed at exploring the issues involved in the creation and the development of more sustainable food supply chains, by looking at different approaches to the production and consumption of Frjench beans and analysing the whole chain of production, distribution, marketing and consumption. The project encountered many challenges: gaining a broad view of how ...

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