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  • Chinese space programm use the W.E.T. Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    The multi-parameter W.E.T. Sensor is in use by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, which translates into “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on the 15th of September 2016. This space station is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test life support ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Optimizing PV plants route to success as US forecasts record breaking year

    With PV installations in the United States forecast to set new records in 2012, attention is turning towards the optimization of plant performance as the industry prepares to meet at the 3rd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 October, San Jose). Recent figures on the US PV market indicate that installations almost reached 750MW in the second quarter alone – representing ...

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • 150 MW is the optimal plant size new report finds

    150 MW is the ideal plant size, according to the new Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough: Cost & Performance Report. The new report looks at how the development of larger than 50MW CSP plants in the US (from 100 to 280 MW) has revealed cost saving benefits.  When increasing plant capacity, the relatively lower cost of components will contribute to a lower Levelized Energy Cost ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Why not think about operational plant optimization before financial closure?

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Sun to Market Many Indian project developers are very busy these days carrying out site assessments, solar resource analysis, negotiating with EPC/EPCM contractors and with financial institutes. Therefore, it is quite normal that at this point in time nobody really thinks a lot about operational optimization of CSP plants that will start operation in two ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • From the Mountains to the Sea: Investing in Haiti`s Environmental Resources - a Cause for Optimism

    Since 2008, UNEP has been supporting the Government of Haiti in the sustainability and effectiveness of reforestation efforts, with a view towards accelerating the country's transition to an inclusive green economy and boosting sustainable growth. These efforts focus on high value trees (fruit trees), the development of renewable energy (including solar and wind), regional cooperation for the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DANTECH FiltraSurimi Plant

    Dantech will the upcoming weeks test the new large capacity FiltraSurimi® Plant before delivery. With participation of our suppliers a test of the complete setup will be carried out. We have optimized the way surimi is normally being produced, focusing on clean processing and higher yields. Everyone delivering systems or solutions to the plant has worked closely ...

  • Bekaert inaugurates new engineering plant in Jiangyin

    Bekaert's in-house engineering division designs, assembles and installs production machines and plant infrastructure for the Bekaert manufacturing units worldwide. Bekaert's largest engineering plants are located in Ingelmunster (Belgium) and Jiangyin (China). As a result of Bekaert's strong organic growth, notably in Asia, the Bekaert China Technology & Engineering Center (BTEC) had outgrown ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • Bekaert inaugurates new engineering plant in Jiangyin

    Bekaert's in-house engineering division designs, assembles and installs production machines and plant infrastructure for the Bekaert manufacturing units worldwide. Bekaert's largest engineering plants are located in Ingelmunster (Belgium) and Jiangyin (China). As a result of Bekaert's strong organic growth, notably in Asia, the Bekaert China Technology & Engineering Center (BTEC) had outgrown ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • New EnviTec biogas plant in Durham, England

    The recently completed construction project of EnviTec Biogas AG, in Great Britain has an installed capacity of 499 kW. The combined heat and power plant (CHP) at High Hedley Hope Farm in Durham, in North-East England, started supplying power to the grid at the beginning of December 2014. The plant which is operated with food waste, cattle manure, chicken manure and cattle slurry primarily scores ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Pest-free plant material thanks to CATT method

    A treatment with warm air rich in CO2 and low in oxygen helps clear plants of nematodes, thrips, mosquito larvae and other pests. “It prevents the uncertainty and resistance issues that come with the use of chemical pest control products,” says research manager Piet Spoorenberg of Wageningen UR. Export in particular faces major risks such as when thrips are found in a batch of ...

  • Some but not all plants can defend themselves against disease on saline soil

    Some plants with resistance against a specific disease are also able to defend themselves effectively when they are stressed due to, for example, drought or saline soil. At the same time, the resistance of other plants no longer functions in these very same conditions. Although this had been assumed for some time, Wageningen scientist Christos Kissoudis is the first person to show why. As a ...

  • TruLite LED Releases Updated Spectral Output For Their LED Plant Grow Lights

    TruLite LED has officially released their latest update and adjustment to spectral output for their LED plant grow lights. Through continuous research and development of their solid state chip configuration, yields just keep getting better. The use of specific colors in very precise wavelengths in their grow lights is important as research continues. These tweaks are done ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • Greenlane Biogas Installs Biogas Upgrading Plant at China Agricultural University

    Greenlane Biogas has partnered with China Agricultural University (CAU) to install a biogas upgrading system to facilitate research in the generation of renewable natural gas (RNG). The top academic institution in China for agricultural studies, CAU will use Greenlane’s water scrubbing based biogas upgrading solution to test and optimize biogas yields of various agricultural organic wastes ...

  • ANDRITZ to supply state-of-the-art greenfield feed plant to Camli Yem, Turkey

    ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel Technologies, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Camli Yem Besicilik Sanayii ve Ticaret A.S, Turkey to supply equipment for a new cattle and poultry feed plant in Turgutlu/Manisa, Turkey. ANDRITZ will deliver modernized key processing equipment, including hammer mills, conditioners, pellet mills, coolers, crumblers, micro-fluid ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • High Efficiency Biogas Cogeneration Plant for Dairy Farm in Washington

    2G - CENERGY received an order for a biogas cogeneration plant to be constructed in the State of Washington, generating enough energy to supply electricity to more than 370 homes.  The 400 kWh CHP system will be installed in Lynden, WA, about 95 miles north of Seattle. It is scheduled to be installed in late 2010. Lynden-based DARITECH Inc. will build the anaerobic digester, and the Van Dyk ...


    By 2G Energy AG

  • Late-Planted Corn Can Still Reap Strong Yields

    Growers worried about delayed planting for corn, take heart – late-planted corn sometimes has reaped better yields than early planted corn, says an agronomist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. It’s true that the optimal time to get corn planted in southern Ohio is between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Neste Oil completes the first phase of its microbial oil pilot plant

    Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for producing microbial oil. Construction of the plant is on-schedule and on-budget. The first phase will enable the growth of oil-producing micro-organisms, and the following phases will concentrate on raw material pretreatment and oil recovery. The goal is to develop the technology so that it is capable of yielding ...


    By Neste

  • Communities, Corporations and Countries Deliver on Planting of One Billion Trees

    An indigenous pencil cedar, or perhaps an African olive tree, planted in the Horn of Africa has become a living symbol of enduring hope, optimism and action for communities and countries determined to combat climate change and revive biodiversity. Today Prof. Wangari Maathai, the inspiration behind the initiative, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Agroforestry Centre ...

  • Plant characteristics can predict ecosystem services provided by green roofs

    Simple characteristics of plant species — such as height or leaf size — can be used to predict the ecosystem services provided by the green roofs they grow on, a new study suggests. The researchers suggest that their method could be used to screen the thousands of potential plant species in order to optimize green roof design. Green roofs on buildings are able to provide multiple ...

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