Plant Production News

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kurita Europe boosts Wet Strength Agent capabilities with the new production plant in Ambès, France

    Kurita Europe boosts Wet Strength Agent (WSA) capabilities with the new production plant in Ambès, France. The acquisition was officially completed by February 1st, 2018 and 110 tons batch of Giluton® 3641 are ready for delivery.  Please read our press release for further ...


    By Kurita

  • Plastic-Puglia exhibit at Agritechnica 2017

    Plastic-Puglia will participate to AGRITECHNICA HANNOVER 2017 exhibition, that will take place in the Expo grounds of Hanover,  in Germany. Innovations in agricultural  equipment and the latest solutions and concepts for the future of plant production will presented this year at AGRITECHNICA in Hannover. ...


    By Plastic Puglia

  • Kurita Europe acquired a new production plant for Wet Strength Agents in Ambès (France).

    Kurita Europe is pleased to announce the acquisition of a wet strength agent (WSA) production plant from Akzo Nobel in Ambès (France) on October 2017 (CST). The acquisition will reinforce the presence of Kurita in the WSA market in South Europe for tissue and specialty papers products. The plant is located in Ambès in France and has a capacity of 25.000T/y. This plant was part of ...


    By Kurita

  • NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017

    U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached) Upland cotton intentions are 10.8 million acres, up 8.8 percent from 2016, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 266,000 acres represent a 36.9 percent increase. The ...

  • Workshop: Development of biological control products

    Wageningen Plant Research and its partners in the BIOCOMES EU project are organising a workshop for PhD students and young scientists active in the field of biological control. The workshop will take place in January 2017 in Kiel (Germany). Students can register via www.biocomes.eu/workshop. The workshop will focus on the development of sustainable biological control products based on ...

  • Green Software: Compost Plant Management

    Increase the profitability of your composting business with user-friendly, hands-on systems that guarantee quality documentation and tracking of your core business information. Our system Compost Software provides a broad range of special applications for compost plants that let you track all relevant data for processing material in your plant. This helps you to make fully informed decisions ...


    By Aschl Management Systems

  • Valoya expands its selection of professional LED grow lights

    The Valoya C-series is complemented with the C75 DIM, a 1475 mm (5 feet) model in addition to the previously launched 1200 and 1800 mm models (4 and 6 feet). C-series fixtures are ideal for growth rooms and chambers, vertical farms and other demanding applications, where high IP rating and high light intensity is needed. The ultra slim design of C-series allows installation in a limited space and ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • OpenTAS Certified for EMCS 2.2

    Implico’s OpenTAS terminal management software has now been certified for use with the new EMCS Release 2.2. This means that the Implico Group's logistics solution will continue to enable tank terminals and refineries to automate their shipping processes with a fully integrated customs clearance tool. The software and consulting company will be converting its customers' systems over the ...


    By Implico Group

  • Castolin Eutectic invests in extended production capabilities in China

    On an expansion path for more production space, Eutectic Castolin China moved on 5th October into new facilities near Pudong New Area, Shanghai. Twice as large as the former manufacturing and office area, the new 3,200 m2 factory is located close to the airport. The company currently manufactures CDP® wearplates and cored wires, with further investments planned in 2016 for additional ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • How container-grown plants capture sprinkler irrigation water

    As the container nursery industry faces severe restrictions on water use, researchers are looking to identify ways to minimize watering needs and eliminate excess watering. The authors of a new study say that understanding container-grown plants' capacity to "capture" sprinkler irrigation water can give growers important tools that help them adjust irrigation rates, reduce water use, and produce ...

  • Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides

    More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides that are often found in nursery runoff. Among the new technologies for increasing irrigation efficiency is the use of soil moisture sensors for automated irrigation. The ...

  • One Facility in Alabama among 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total ...

  • Five Facilities in Kentucky among 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total ...

  • EPA Announces 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total ...

  • Three Facilities in Florida among 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total ...

  • EPA recognizes top performing Energy Star certified manufacturing plants in Idaho, Washington

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. The list includes a newly certified ConAgra Foods potato processing plant in American Falls, Idaho. In addition, six facilities in Washington owned by Foods Quincy, ConAgra Foods, JR Simplot and Phillips 66 Company made the ...

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