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  • Major Investment in One-of-a-Kind Plant for Production of Fossil-Free Steel

    The Swedish Energy Agency has granted HYBRIT, SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall's initiative for fossil-free steel funding for two pilot plants. The Agency finances the two projects with a total of SEK 528 million, which will be the largest funding in the history of the Agency. The Swedish Energy Agency has decided to fund the next step of the HYBRIT initiative to build two pilot ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Green Tech expands, turning trash into fertilizer

    Abigail O’Neal high fives a resident at the launch of a major recycling project in Road Town on Wednesday. Looking on is Lynette Harrigan of the BVI Tourist Board. If all goes as planned, the British Virgin Islands could become a model for transforming waste into resource for food security as early as 2019. “We can be an example to the world. I really think we can,” said Abigail ...

  • BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biological Fungicide

    BioSafe Systems announces the release of PVent® Biological Fungicide. An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93% Gliocladium ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • The Role of LEDS in Speed Breeding

    Some of the most important crops for feeding the ever-increasing global population include wheat and barley. In order to meet the future demand, scientists have a task of finding ways to improve efficiencies in breeding these and other, similar plant species. Typically, more than 10 years  are needed to develop novel cultivars with an advanced agronomic performance.  On one hand it is ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Successful year for Endress+Hauser

    Group enjoys global growth, increases profit and creates scores of new jobs Endress+Hauser increased sales and profit in 2017. The Group benefited from a strong business environment and introduced a wide range of product innovations, including the first digital services offering. Numerous new hires, substantial investments and great strides in ...


    By Endress Hauser AG

  • Bakkafrost Q1 down, but outlook good

    THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, today unveiled a first quarter operating profit (EBIT) of 268.2 million Danish kroners (£31.7 million) for the first three months of this year. The figure is down on the Q1 performance for same period in 2017 when the EBIT was DKK 335.5 million, but that was at a time when salmon prices were at a record high ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Veolia shines after sixth straight quarter of growth

    Veolia shares outperformed a flat CAC40 index today on the back of an encouraging set of first-quarter results that saw revenues grow by 7% at constant exchange rates to €6.4 billion, while EBITDA rose by 5.3% to €876 million. Topline growth was particularly impressive in Latin America (up 22.5% due to contract wins and price increases), Asia (up 21.1% on the back of momentum in the ...

  • Livestock research shows dramatic greenhouse gas reduction

    Scientists in South East Asia have measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. By changing the animals’ diets, GHG emission reductions of up to 60% have been achieved. 21 different research projects have been reviewed ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Wääksyn Puutarha

    Wääksyn Puutarha invested in hybrid lighting for seedling area at the end of year 2017. Also HPS fixtures were renewed and Netled delivered lighting plan, fixtures and plug-and-play -cabling to the project. “After investment light levels are optimal for seedling production and electricity capacity remained the same. Lighting is one of the key element when grower needs to ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Environmental Concerns With Non-toxic Biolubricants

    The lubricants industry is acutely aware of the need for environmentally-conscious options and sustainable development choices. In response to this demand, biolubricants began to make their mark a few years back. The term biolubricants applies to all lubricants that biodegrade expediently and which are non-toxic for both human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be plant-oil based (such as ...

  • DNA Genetics Signs LOI with Segra for Landmark Plant Micropropagation Program in California

    VANCOUVER, April 18th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that DNA Genetics has signed a Letter of Intent with Segra to develop a program in California regarding plant micropropagation (also known as ‘tissue culture’). According to this letter of intent, DNA Genetics and Segra will transition a set of ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Four companies ‘interested in Pinneys’

    SCOTLAND’s business and enterprise minister, Paul Wheelhouse, is scheduled to meet the Young’s management team at the Pinneys salmon plant in Annan later this week. He is expected to discuss the future of the site, which is threatened with closure at the end of the year, putting 450 jobs in jeopardy. The move comes as a formal 45-day consultation period formally got underway this ...


    By FISHupdate

  • EU issues implementing regulation on novel foods

    On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods. The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 of 19 March 2018 on the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Nature Fix

    What if there was something you could do that would improve your life, make you feel better, make you more productive, and even help you live longer? What if it were available in many forms and in many places, frequently costing you little or nothing to access? And what if that something was simply nature? An extremely likable Florence Williams travels the globe talking to people who are ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • New LCi T Accessible Photosynthesis System

    ADC is pleased to announce the introduction of their latest upgrade to the extremely popular LCi series photosynthesis systems. ...


    By ADC BioScientific Ltd

  • PNG LNG project restarts production ahead of schedule

    The Papua New Guinea LNG project has restarted production more than two weeks ahead of schedule, following a temporary shutdown of operations after a severe earthquake hit the region February 26, PNG LNG-operator ExxonMobil and stake holders in the project Santos and Oil Search said Friday. "At present, one LNG train is operating at the LNG plant site, with the second train expected to start up ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Annan council fights to save plant

    LOCAL council leaders have begun a fight to save at least some of the 450 jobs at the threatened Young’s Seafood factory at Annan in the south of Scotland. They made the pledge after meeting Scottish government ministers yesterday. Elaine Murray, the leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, and her deputy, Rob Davidson, are urging Young’s Seafood to reconsider its ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Segra Appoints World-Renowned Cannabis Breeding Expert David Watson to Advisory Board

    VANCOUVER, April 5th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra”) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watson to its advisory board. Mr. Watson is one of the world’s top cannabis breeding experts and is credited by many with assembling the world’s most comprehensive cannabis seed library. He is also responsible for securing protection (breeders’ ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Pecan Street Releases Powerful Residential Electricity Dataset with Potential to Revolutionize Electricity Management

    Pecan Street Inc. has released a groundbreaking dataset containing one year of one-second interval consumer electricity data collected through its volunteer residential research network. The dataset includes measurements from 40 homes for whole home electricity use, solar generation, electric vehicle charging, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Native plants have their own defenses

    A healthy, native tree will contain lots of insects. It’s a natural battle between long time adversaries that has been going on for eons. Native plants have their own defenses, and they have allies. >” >Don’t see your team? View all 500+ NCAA teams >>Detroit Red Wings Jerseys from FOX Sports Detroit Red Wings jerseys from FOX Sports Shop include replica Red Wings ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

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