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  • GEC Organics Delivers First Large Sale of Proprietary Compost Soil Amendment

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GEC Organics, has delivered the first truck loads of its proprietary compost soil amendment, OSA1000?. Peter Ubaldi, President of GEC, said, "Our strategy has been to target both the retail market with bagged product, which has successfully begun, and to identify large local growers ...

  • Sapphire Materials Company Begins Sapphire Production in September

    Sapphire Materials Company (SMC), a subsidiary of Silicon Chemical Corporation (SCC), announces completion of Phase I development of their new sapphire manufacturing business. SCC acquired the former Saint Gobain / Union Carbide sapphire crystal growing facility located in Washougal, Washington in October 2010 and began process research along with design, renovation and retrofit of the plant to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Ahlstrom makes a major investment to wallcover materials manufacturing in China

    Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, announced today that the company will invest a total of EUR 30 million to a new nonwowen wallcover substrates production line at its Binzhou plant in China, where the company is already manufacturing filtration materials. Deliveries from the new line are expected to start early 2013. According to Jan Lång, CEO and President of ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Pilot plant Photanol process operational

    Photanol represents a process in which blue green algae combine photosynthesis with fermentation to convert CO2 under the influence of light in organic products e.g. ethanol, ethylene or lactic acid. After the “proof of concept” was delivered financial government support was obtained to build a pilot plant. This pilot was designed ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Ahlstrom plans to close its plant in Barcelona

    Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, plans to close its plant in Barcelona, Spain. The plant, which manufactures products for advanced and transportation filtration businesses, has suffered from continued weakening demand in Southern Europe. The company estimates that about 30 employees will be affected starting from the second half of 2012. The Barcelona plant, part of the ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • BioMar plant first to comply with new ASC-standard

    We are very pleased about this approval, as it means, that fish farmers, who want to become ASC certified, can utilize our feed, says Ole Christensen, Managing Director for the BioMar factory in Denmark. Ole Christensen notes with satisfaction, that the systems, BioMar has put in place to document responsible purchasing of e.g. fish meal, fish oil, and soya, are working according to the ...


    By The BioMar group

  • Plant bank to preserve biodiversity of Pacific crops

    The giant swamp taro, the orange-fleshed Fe'i banana and a coconut that grows to half a metre in length are among the native crop species to be saved in a major project that has begun across small islands in the Pacific. The Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) is coordinating the project in which 1,000 unique varieties of staple fruit and vegetables from 7,500 Pacific islands are being ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ahlstrom completes divestment of Ascoli plant and assets

    Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 31.5.2011 at 16.45    ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Rice Processing steps: From Pre-planting to Postproduction

    Rice, which is harvested each year with 154 million ha, is the most common grain as well as the most popular food in the world. Human consumption accounts for 85% of total production for rice, compared with 72% for wheat and 19% for maize. In addition, rice is the the most important crop for many of small farmers who grow it throughout the world, and the source of so many landless ...

  • Ahlstrom`s louveira plant in Brazil hit by thunderstorm flooding

    Ahlstrom's Louveira plant in Brazil was hit by a thunderstorm and flooded. Production at the site has been stopped. There were no injuries to Ahlstrom staff or other people at the site. The Louveira plant is located approximately 100 kilometers from Sao Paolo in southeastern Brazil and is part of Ahlstrom's Filtration Business Area. It produces transportation filtration material. Ahlstrom is ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Syngenta expands new planting solutions for sugar cane in Brazil

    Syngenta today announced the launch of two new products for sugar cane under the company's exclusive PLENE® brand. Plene Evolve® and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality by providing healthy young plants with an assurance of genetic purity, vigor and traceability. In order to maintain productivity, sugar cane producers need to replant cane every five years. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Ahlstrom starts co-operation negotiations at Karhula and Mikkeli plants

    Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 24.8.2011 at 10.20 Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, will start on September 1, 2011, co-operation negotiations with employee ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Updated USDA Regulations Effective June 27 Will Help Stem the Tide of Harmful Non-Native Plants and Pests

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized changes to regulations governing international trade in plants used in gardening and landscape design, which will go into effect on June 27, 2011. The Nature Conservancy has encouraged the USDA to revise these antiquated regulations to improve the ongoing efforts by the Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Composting in Barcelona

    The source collection of solid waste was established in Catalonia in 1993. Under this new scenario, the composting plant of Torrelles de Llobregat was built in 1996, managed by the company Metrocompost. The plant is a simple windrow installation initially designed with a treatment capacity of 6,000 tons of municipal organic waste and 900 tons of garden waste. During the early years of its ...


  • Technika Introduces Digital Soil Moisture Pen

    Probe your soil (or similar material) with the simple-to-use Digital Soil Moisture Pen – LUPMS714. The pen has a large 1.25” digital display that enables highly accurate, high resolution readings. It also features a hold and min-max function, and indicates when the batteries need to be replaced. The Digital Soil Moisture Pen comes in a portable and durable water resistant ABS-plastic housing. ...


    By Sper Scientific

  • Genetic makeup of thousands of rice varieties placed in global seed data pool

    Genome sequences of more than 3,000 rice varieties have been placed with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) by the world's leading rice research institute in a move boosting plans to set up a global data exchange system for crop genetic resources. The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Treaty (ITPGRFA) made ...

  • Air Products awarded two key patents for lithium ion batteries

    Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced it has received two United States patents covering usage of its Stabilife™ fluorinated electrolyte saltsin lithium ion batteries. These salts have been formulated to stand up to the difficult conditions expected from next generation portable power applications as well as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). United States patents 7,311,993 and 7,348,103, both ...


    By Air Products

  • Flexible management better for coexistence of GM and non-GM crops

    Flexible measures, such as pollen barriers, for regulating the cultivation of GM and non-GM crops in the same landscape are more likely to encourage the adoption of GM technology by farmers than rigid measures, such as isolation distances, according to a recent study. The EU has recommended guidelines1 for developing national strategies by all Member States for the coexistence of genetically ...

  • MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

    Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time ...

  • EPA issues stop sale order to dupont on sale and distribution of imprelis herbicide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont) directing the company to immediately halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis, an herbicide marketed to control weeds that has been reported to be harming a large number of trees, including Norway spruce and white pine. The order, issued under the Federal Insecticide, ...

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