Plant Production News

  • Production of California coastal seaweed communities

    The rugged low power D-Opto range of dissolved oxygen instruments have made a tangible difference to the outcomes of a Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC-LTER) programme. The project’s objective is to determine the relative influence of land- and ocean-based forces on the forests of giant kelp (Macrocystis) off the Santa Barbara coast. ...

  • Union calls for Greybull to step aside

    Trade union Community today called for British Steel to part ways with private equity firm Greybull Capital as a result of the steelmaker's imminent insolvency. "In light of events over the past few weeks, it is clear that [British Steel's] future should not involve Greybull," said Community. "Greybull needs to do the right thing by getting out of the road and let those who are committed to our ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • FLSmidth launches ECS/UptimeGo, a digital analysis tool that gets to the root of unplanned stoppages

    Unplanned downtime costs businesses billions of dollars each year globally. For cement and mining customers, the impact of plant and equipment failures can be enormous: production stoppages and reduced productivity. That’s why FLSmidth have developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution to help plant staff identify the ...


    By FLSmidth

  • SK’s EV battery backlog surges on strong demand

    South Korea's SK Innovation is struggling to expand production quickly enough to keep up with new orders for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The firm's order backlog for EV batteries has increased by 30pc to 430GWh since the end of last year alone. The backlog has surged as much as sevenfold since the end of 2017 and 13-fold since the end of 2016, the company said today. The 100GWh of orders ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Mount Isa-Townsville rail line may reopen on 29 April

    Australia's 1,000km Mount Isa-Townsville rail line is expected to reopen on 29 April, which will restore the haulage of base metal concentrates and fertilizers that have been affected since early February when heavy rain caused flooding along the rail route and derailed a train carrying metal concentrates. Final works to be completed over the next week include ballast train drops and resurfacing, ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Analysis: Aramco expands Korean refining influence

    State-owned Saudi Aramco is deepening its influence over South Korea's downstream sector through a pair of acquisitions that could help cement its dominance in one of Saudi Arabia's most important export markets. Aramco this week finalised an agreement to buy a 17pc stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank for 1.37 trillion ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Usiminas iron ore sales rise in first quarter

    Iron ore sales volumes for Brazil-based ore and steel producer Usiminas rose in the first quarter on higher domestic demand after the fatal collapse of Vale's dam at Brumadinho. Usiminas' first quarter iron ore sales volumes rose to 1.9mn t, up by 5pc from the same period of 2018, despite a drop in production. Iron ore production in the first quarter fell by 1.8pc to 1.3mn t in the previous year. ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Rusal to help fund $1.6bn Braidy Al mill

    Russian primary aluminum smelter Rusal has signed a letter of intent to provide funding and supply metal to prospective Kentucky-based rolling mill Braidy Industries. Rusal will receive a 40pc stake in the company as part of its investment and Braidy will raise the rest of the project money from "several financial institutions." The smelter will provide rolling slab and primary products to Braidy ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Cai Xiaodong, General Manager of SDAAC under HT-SAAE Winning the Honorary Title of Moving SAST-the New Striver in the New Era

    Recently, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology(SAST) has held the 3rd Moving SAST-the New Striver in the New Era award ceremony and the 10th Shanghai Aerospace Workers Reading Festival closing ceremony.Cai Xiaodong, general manager of SDAAC,  chosen by HT-SAAE, the general manager of SDAAC, with his international mindset, pioneering and enterprising determination and the great courage ...

  • Resolute Forest Products won the first RISI Safety Award sponsored by Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre

    Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, were sole sponsors of a new RISI PPI Safety Leadership Awards category. We are happy to announce that the winner was Resolute Forest Products. “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winner. Resolute has done good work in safety, and inspire us all to develop our processes ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Red raspberries harvesting with KAREN harvester in the main role

    Poland is one of the biggest world producers of raspberries. The increase of raspberries planting, in recent years, especially variety grown without supports, has resulted increased concern the subject of crop mechanization. The WEREMCZUK company take care of fruit growers needs and try to meet their expectations. For many months, we were working really intensive  on the new face of ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Creating Gaseous Micro Environments for Packaged Produce to Maintain the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

    Food has often had a long and arduous journey before it reaches our plates, and creating gaseous micro environments ensures the preservation of food quality. In the United States, it is estimated that food typically travels between 1500 and 2500 miles1 between the farms where it is produced and the dinner table where it is ultimately consumed. What we think of as ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Executives of STEKLONiT JSC have undergone training on principles of Rosatom Production System

    Within the first step of Increasing labor efficiency and employment assistance program, STEKLONiT JSC was selected by experts of Rosatom state corporation to participate in pilot project aimed at implementing new means in increasing labor efficiency. In December 2017, the second step of the program took place. Executives of STEKLONiT JSC jointly with representatives of the Russian largest ...


    By Steklonit JSC

  • Agricultural production: drought and other abiotic stresses

    The 65% of productive losses in main crops such as corn, wheat or barley are caused by abiotic stresses related to climatic variations (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Buchanan, Gruissem, Jones, American Society of Plant Physiologists, 2000). ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • Rest in peace plant breeding innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?

    MEP Christopher Fjellner is organising an event entitled "Rest in Peace Plant Breeding Innovation in the EU after the ECJ Ruling?" on Wednesday, 6th of February 2019, from 16h30 to 18h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Court of Justice Ruling from 25 July includes plants resulting from new mutagenesis methods under GMO regulation. As a result, Europe risks to ...

  • About Xinle Gude Plastic Net Co.,Ltd

    Xinle Gude Plastic Net Co.,Ltd was founded in 2010, We are a professional manufacture which located in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province, China. We imported two bi-oriented pp netting lines from Europe and we can make max 5m width bop net. Our main products is deer fence, anti mole net, trellis netting, plant support net, plastic chicken net, garden fence, mosquito netting, anti bird net and ...

  • Segra International Partners with Supreme Cannabis to Support Expansion Efforts Leading into Legalization

    Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with The Supreme Cannabis Company (“Supreme Cannabis”) (TSXV:FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) to provide cannabis micropropagation services at Supreme Cannabis’ wholly owned 7ACRES facility in Kincardine, Ontario. Plant micropropagation, also ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Cermaq opens new processing plant

    THE Norwegian salmon farming company Cermaq has opened an ultra-modern new salmon processing factory in the Nordland region. The plant, located in the nearby the community of Steigen, is said to be one of the country’s most efficient processing sites for salmon, and the first factory to be constructed in accordance with the industry 4.0 standard, which means it is geared up for full ...


    By FISHupdate

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