June 25, 2017

26/06/2017: Palleting of compound feed practical course

In the EU, approximately 75 percent of the industrially produced compound feed is pelleted

Highest demands are put on quality. An essential evaluation criterion for the pellet quality is the abrasion stability. A multitude of influencing factors must be paid attention to, like e. g. physical and chemical properties of the feed formulation, steam quality, conditioning, operating parameters of pellet mills, cooling, as well as stability of thermo-sensitive additives.
 
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Conditioning, pressing and cooling require more than half of the energy necessary for the production of compound feed. The rising energy costs require the utilisation of possible savings. So it is worthy to leverage knowledge and competence for optimised process control!

Technical knowledge on pelleting will be given both in lectures and in practical exercises at the pilot plant of the institute. In practical tests, different measuring and test methods will be introduced. The participants will be enabled to improve the handling and control of the pelleting process in daily practice with simple means.

The course mainly appeals to employees who are directly involved in the pelleting process and can influence significantly the essential quality properties of the produced pellets (abrasion stability, moisture) by their technical know-how and experience.

The participation in this course is especially recommended for the training and further education of persons who have entered the compound-feed industry from other industries.

Contents (subject to change)

• Agglomeration
• Measurement and pellet quality
• Steam generation
• Operating parameters for pelleting
• Cooling
• Stability of additives
• Energy management
• Practical parts “Pelleting and pellet quality I + II”
• Special topic: A practice consultant of an international operating company for pellet mills will be available for answering your specific questions about pelleting. Therefore, please send us your questions and problems which occur during your daily pelleting practice in advance.

The practical courses take place time-shifted in small groups.

Course details


Date:
Start: Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:00
Close: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, approx. 16:00

Venue:
Forschungsinstitut Futtermitteltechnik der Internationalen Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V. Research Institute of Feed Technology of IFF Frickenmühle 1A D-38110 Braunschweig

Admission fees:
The admission fee is for members of IFF: €760.00/participant, non-members: €990.00/participant.

The admission fee is tax-free according to § 4, No. 22 UStG (German value added tax act).

The fee includes documents, soft drinks and lunch.

Reduction: The admission fee will be reduced for the second and further participants of one company by 20 percent.

Service: After the registration deadline we will send you a preliminary list of participants. A location plan of our institute can be downloaded from our website www.iff-braunschweig.de.

Registration
Binding registration by 7 August 2017 at Forschungsinstitut Futtermitteltechnik der IFF Frickenmühle 1A, D-38110 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 (0) 5307 / 92 22-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5307 / 92 22-37
Email: iff@iff-braunschweig.de
Website: www.iff-braunschweig.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IFF.Forschungsinstitut

The participation becomes binding after confirmation of the Research Institute of IFF. If the registration will be cancelled by the participant by sseven days before the course starts, a service charge in the amount of € 50.00 will be invoiced.

Afterwards or in default of appearance the total admission fee has to be paid. A substitute can be delegated. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.

Accommodation
Organisers have booked a limited contingent of rooms at Best Western Hotel Braunschweig Seminarius, Hauptstraße 48 b, 38110 Braunschweig-Wenden
Phone: +49(0)5307/2090
Fax: +49(0)5307/209400
Email: braunschweig@balladins-hotels.com.

The price is € 79.00 per night/room. Breakfast is included. Please book before 18 August 2017.


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26/06/2017: Milling training held for advanced milling industry experts

Participants in advanced milling course learn the impact of wheat quality on milling extraction and flour quality

With continued education, comes different levels of training to gain experience. An updated course was held for those invested in expanding their flour milling knowledge and advancing their processing skills. 

Participants in the IGP-KSU Advanced Milling course learn
how to evaluate flour mill streams in the Hal Ross Flour Mill.
Image credit: IGP-KSU

The IGP–KSU Advanced Milling Principles course provided an in-depth insight to various principles of flour milling, June 12–16, 2017 at Kansas State University.

The flour milling principles taught in this course included cleaning for grain quality, starch damage, conditioning and tempering, cumulative attribute curves, roller mills, sifter, purifiers, detachers, dusters, flowsheet design, and flour additives and treatments.

“This course was very successful with millers not only from the U.S., but also from Ecuador, Mexico and the Caribbean,” says Shawn Thiele, IGP Institute’s flour milling and grain processing curriculum manager.

“The 11 participants all brought a unique view to the course with different experiences which added to the learning environment and raised many interesting topics of discussion.”

The course provided an in-depth insight and detail to understanding mill design, equipment and proper optimisation of the milling process. The advanced milling course was beneficial primarily for milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, head millers and shift managers with previous milling experience.

“I really loved the hands-on part of the course when we were in the mill,” says Jason Longo, operator mechanic at General Mills in Buffalo, New York.

“One of the main things I learned is that we have been reading how to scale a product wrong, so just knowing that bit will really help us in the future at our mill to be more accurate.”

The IGP Institute offers several other training courses in addition to flour milling and grain processing. The institute holds trainings in grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management. 


To learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website, HERE.
 

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June 23, 2017

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23/06/2017: Third International Congress on Food Technology 2018

 The third International Congress on Food Technology will be held in Cappadocia in Turkey, October 10-12, 2018. 

 This will be an opportunity to present research achievement and share valuable experiences in the food science and technology fields. 

 This congress will be a global gathering with a scientific program which will cover topics of almost all aspects of food science and technology research and development, besides the strategic plans and approaches to prevention of food fraud which is the most important global food industry and regulatory issue, rather than catching it. 

 This international congress will provide a platform for food science and technology researchers and professionals from different parts of the world to discuss and learn about their latest research achievement and to develop collaborations, in addition with trying to find solutions to food fraud. 

 The theme of the Congress is What can we do to prevent food fraud?

 Local and international speakers will also present information on a variety of food frauds such as adulterant substances, including substitution, dilution and concealment; tampering; theft; diversion; over-runs or unauthorised production; and simulations and intellectual property rights counterfeiting. 

 The congress will combine high quality scientific content with the opportunity to meet in a fascinating nature wonder in Turkey, Cappadocia (land of the beautiful horses), and venue for the Congress. 

 It is one of the most interesting and spectacular landscapes in the world where the natural effects of wind, water and rain eroded this area into a spectacular, surrealist landscape of rock caves, capped pinnacles and fretted ravines in colors ranging from warm tones of red and gold to cool tones of green and gray. It is also a culturally dynamic town offering social attractions and events, as well as modern and comfortable accommodation, which guarantees every participant a really pleasant stay nowadays. 

 Although 2018 is a long time away, the organisers are asking of the global food science and technology community to make every effort to join them in Cappadocia, Turkey. 

 As the organising committee, they have said, "We will show you the Traditional Turkish Hospitality from our hearts as we did in the 1st and the 2nd Congresses respectively in 2010 and 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to Cappadocia in October 2018. Joining us, you will have an exciting experience and good memory here. "

 Find out more information here. 
 

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23/06/2017: Biorigin present their new global feed business manager

Alessandro Morais Rocha - image courtesy of Biorigin
 Alessandro Morais Rocha has just been appointed Biorigin's global geed business manager.

 Graduating in Animal Science from the Catholic University of Goiás and specialising in Poultry Sciences from the Federal University of Uberlândia, Mr Rocha has 21 years of experience working in top animal nutrition companies. He focused mainly on monogastric/ruminant nutrition, where he was responsible for developing sales teams and opening new markets. 

 As global feed business manager, his challenge will be expanding the companies participation in the feed industry and opening up new opportunities in segments and markets not explored by Biorigin yet. 

 Mario Steinmetz, Bioigin's director commented, "The completion of the DUO project in March has allowed us to considerably increase our production capacity, and consequently, to focus on new businesses and on developing solutions in natural and innovative ingredients for the animal nutrition industry."

 He continues, "Rocha brings to our company the experience required to explore these new opportunities and will contribute to expand our customer-focuses strategy, which customer relationship and customised technical and sales support, distinguishing us from our competitors." 

 Visit Biorigin's website here. 
 

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June 22, 2017

23/06/2017: Commissioner Hogan makes resilience of livestock farmers a key focus of future cap

On 8-9 June 2017, the XXVIII FEFAC Congress took place in Cordoba, Spain, and was attended by approximately 320 delegates

European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan, gave the keynote speech on his vision on how to keep the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fit for the challenges of the 21st Century through a process of simplification and modernisation.
 
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On key priorities he stated, “We must foster a smart and resilient agricultural sector by supporting viable farm incomes, increasing competitiveness and encouraging greater use of risk management tools while improving farmers’ position in the food chain. We need to enhance environmental sustainability and climate resilience”.

Quoting the FEFAC Vision 2030 paper, Hogan highlighted the importance of upholding consistency at EU level between the legal frameworks dealing with CAP, climate change and the circular economy, which would allow for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the CAP to be achieved in conjunction.

In a panel debate with newly elected FEFAC President Nick Major, Hogan announced his intention to “bring forward work on a European Protein Strategy” as part of future CAP reform.

Major called for creating a win-win scenario for the EU feed and livestock sector as laid down in the FEFAC position on the CAP post 2020. Copa-Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen stressed the need for the EU feed and food chain to promote EU produced food both on global and internal markets.

EDA (European Dairy Association) President Michel Nalet recognised the strategic importance of protein feed supplies to dairy farmers. Fernando Antunez, President of the Spanish Feed Industry Federation (CESFAC) called for greater investment in research and innovation in animal nutrition precision feeding.

The Spanish Minister for Agriculture, Mrs Isabel Garcia Tejerina, and the Portuguese Secretary of State for Agriculture & Food, Mr Luís Medeiros Vieira, both stressed the supporting role of the feed industry to increase circular economies at livestock farms.

The Congress also included sessions on the contribution of animal nutrition science in the fight against AMR, the use of social media to improve the image of the livestock sector, the role of compound feed production as drivers of resource efficiency in the food chain and the work progress being made on the sourcing of sustainable raw materials.


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23/06/2017: Understanding the role of heat treatment of flour

by Dr Mahmoud Riad, Egyptian Milling Society Secretary General, Egypt

Flour Heat Treatment (FHT) is a process designed to modify the properties of flour, germ and bran


 
Dr Mahmoud Riad
FHT can be divided into two basic processes: hydrothermal treatment and thermal treatment. Applications for FHT products can be applied in a large number of different ways in the food industry.

As coatings where hydrothermally-treated flour is excellently suited for preparing batters for coating fish, meat and vegetables. Thanks to its optimised cold viscosity batters or breadings adhere perfectly to the food and dripping of the batter is reduced.

In bakery products thermally treated flours are used for cakes with high sugar and fat contents. These flours are characterized by their strengthened gluten properties and fine granulation. In order to achieve a long shelf life of fresh dough, raw materials with low microbiological contamination are required. Heat treatment sanitises the flour by inactivating a large proportion of the microorganisms.

Binders

FHT flour is applied, among other things, as a thickener for soups and sauces. Heat treatment increases the hot viscosity of these flours, dries the product to prevent moisture from migrating to the other substance components while inactivating microorganisms and enzymes.


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Max Porter (Mysilo) company profile



Installing a grain storage facility is a very complicated operation. Many parameters need to be considered, such as climate conditions, features of the stored grain and specific loading and unloading requirements.

This is where the Mysilo team comes in, both as a consulting service and also for installing your turn-key facility. 

Supplied by the world’s finest steel mills, the high-strength galvanized steel used in Mysilo’s construction work is shaped in their own entirely computerised workshops. 

Visit the Mysilo website HERE
 

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23/06/2017: Another reason not to miss the 2018 IPPE

The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has already surpassed 514,000 square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,110 exhibitors

Made up of the three integrated tradeshows – International Poultry Expo,International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo – the IPPE is the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry trade show. 


 
Image credit: United Soybean Board on Flickr
The event is sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

“Ninety nine percent of the show floor has been booked, and we anticipate exceeding 30,000 attendees again for the 2018 event. The 2018 IPPE will provide a great location for attendees to learn about new products and services, network and discuss mutual challenges facing the animal protein and feed industries,” remarked show organisers.

IPPE will be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 30 – February 1st, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, Ga.

The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of feed, meat and poultry products.

Combining the expertise from AFIA, NAMI and USPOULTRY, IPPE will also feature dynamic education programs focused on current industry issues. Attendee registration will open August 1st.

For more information about IPPE, visit the website, HERE.
 

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June 21, 2017

22/06/2017: An intensive two-day exchange of knowledge and ideas at: The Global Millers’ Symposium 2017

by Roger Gilbert, CEO, Perendale Publishers Ltd

Flour millers are notorious for wanting to remain in their mills, overseeing the milling process

It’s only natural after all, when you consider the importance of the products they produce and the demands placed upon them in terms of time, attention to material detail, monitoring processes and ensuring the products produced satisfy discerning customers and consumers on a daily basis.
 
Volkmar Wywiol, the Chairman of Mühlenchemie, expressed his
pleasure in welcoming delegates to the largest event held so far

Therefore, it was surprising, and gratifying, to see a large number of millers represented among the 300 delegates attending last month’s Global Millers’ Symposium held in Hamburg, Germany. What drew them to Hamburg and two full days of presentations at the Bucerius Law School, which was the venue for the symposium?

It was the quality of the presentations on offer and the opportunity to engage with not only other millers but with a significant number of European and international grain and cereal organisations. In fact, this the sixth edition of the Global Millers’ Symposium was jointly hosted by Mühlenchemie and the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) and attracted millers and others in the industry from 54 countries to listen to 40-plus presentations delivered by experts from more than 12 countries. This year’s event was also partnered by leading industry suppliers, such as AkzoNobel, BASF, Brabender, Chopin, SGS, Perten and Diosna.

Setting the scene
Volkmar Wywiol, the chairman of Mühlenchemie, expressed his pleasure when welcoming delegates to the largest event held so far. “You will hear many presentations over these two days,” he told the gathering.

“Knowledge transfer is the focus of this symposium. The exchange of ideas and the renewing of old friendships is also important. My model in life is that business is to make friendships. Please do this.”

He explained that Mühlenchemie had a proud 94-year of history of assisting the development of flour milling around the world with a focus on the “white gold” products that match the demands of both customers and consumers alike who rely on bread and pasta.

“Like no other company in this area, we have been assisting the flour milling for generations.” His company serves more than 2000 mills in 120 countries and they in turn rely on the company’s range of specialist products, its expertise and its innovations, he added.

Dr Hamit Köksel, President of ICC, the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, which was founded in 1955 on the occasion of the 3rd International Bread Congress in Hamburg, Germany as the International Association for Cereal Chemistry, is one of the foremost organisations dedicated to international cooperation, the dissemination of knowledge and the improvement in safety and quality of cereal-based foods. ICC is headquartered in Vienna and has 24 country members.

“With a growing world population the network of cereal scientists and technologists has never been more critical in providing food security and sustainability,” he told the audience.

He praised the opportunity the symposium provided for networking and the exchange of ideas from a number of countries. He spoke about the need to address misinformation concerning gluten and the avoidance of recalls due to salmonella and other bacteria.

“These kind of food safety issues can be devastating for the reputations of companies as well as challenging for the health and safety of the consumer. Therefore, food safety must remain a priority for the foreseeable future.

“ICC is dedicated to the advancing of knowledge and understanding of cereals science through research, education, training and networking. ICC can only achieve this working with all stakeholders such as Mühlenchemie,” he concluded.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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Profile: Norwood and Company




With almost 100 years of collective experience in the family business, Norwood and Company has provided multiple services to our customers that have been used to help launch their projects and keep them under budget and on time.

According to their website "We know the mechanical workings of the grain, feed, and milling industries like no one else, and our knowledge can make the difference between a successful project and a costly one."


Visit the website HERE.
 

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22/06/2017: Sam Paquet retained as independent manufacturer representative for Brock Grain Systems in Eastern Canada

Sam Paquet has been retained as an independent manufacturer representative in Eastern Canada for Brock Grain Systems, according to Dave Dell, Global Marketing and Sales Director for the CTB Inc. business unit

 
Sam Paquet
Photo credit: Brock Grain Systems
Mr Paquet will provide Brock’s sales team with sales and dealer support services in Ontario and other Eastern Canada provinces for the company’s line of storage, handling, conditioning and structural products for grain.

With over 17 years of experience in the poultry and livestock equipment business, Mr Paquet has sold and supervised the installation of products such as commercial laying barns and new style sow gestation crates.

He also worked as a network and internet security specialist for several years prior to entering agribusiness. A native of the Eastern Townships area of Quebec, Canada, Mr Paquet earned a computer technician degree from College CDI in Quebec.

He is fluent in both English and French. Mr Paquet currently resides with his family in Cowansville, Quebec. 


About Brock

Part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies, Brock Grain Systems is a global provider of grain storage, handling, conditioning and structural systems. Brock has a long tradition of developing industry-leading, innovative products and a reputation for delivering BROCK SOLID® reliability and durability. Founded in 1957, Brock offers systems under the Brock®, LeMar® and Riley® brands. The company operates facilities in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri and features an extensive dealer network.

About CTB
CTB, Inc. is a leading global designer and maker of systems and solutions for storing, conveying and preserving grain; producing poultry, pigs and eggs; and processing poultry, fish, vegetables and other foods. The company also produces stables, buildings and products for various other applications. CTB’s strategy for growth includes best cost manufacturing, a product-driven focus, expanded global physical presence, strategic acquisitions and enhanced financial strength. The Berkshire Hathaway-owned company serves its customers through a worldwide distribution network.


Visit the Brock website, HERE.

Visit the CTB website, HERE.
 

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21/06/2017: Veronica Rovelli promoted to Senior Director



 Veronica Rovelli, of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), has been promoted to Senior Director of meetings and events. 

 Miss Rovellie has been with AFIA since 2008 and is responsible for the planning and implementation of all AFIA meetings, webinars and the International Feed Expo. 


 Sarah Novak, AFIA vice president of membership and public relations commented, “Veronica is a true model of AFIA’s values. She always put members’ needs first, she is a team player, and she sets a bar of excellence in everything she does. This promotion is well deserved." 

 Visit the AFIA website here.
 

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June 20, 2017

21/06/2017: Nutriad launches trace minerals in USA

The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights

Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by three percent to four percent this year. With this positive outlook in mind, the World Pork Expo (WPE) in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) was set to be a success. 


 
Image credit: K-State Research and Extension on Flickr
At the WPE, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad shared information on its leading technologies and new product lines.

During the show, Nutriad launched its NutriTrace® minerals, a new line of organic minerals, developed by using state-of-the-art technology, which finally offers the industry new ideas on mineral nutrition.

According to Guilherme Bromfman, Business Director for Nutriad in the Americas, “The NutriTrace® product line is a great addition to the company’s portfolio as it represents an improvement on the industry standards, the same way our other technologies do, showing once again Nutriad’s strength in science and research.”

The WPE also offered Nutriad the opportunity to present and discuss its recently concluded safety studies in support of the precision delivery coated sodium butyrate, Ultramix C®.

“The safety studies, conducted in several renowned institutes in North America and Europe, required an investment close to a half million Dollars. Nutriad considers such an investment and commitment a must, as we need to make sure our customer’s brand is protected” said Steve Moreland, VP Technical Services for Nutriad.

As market leader in the palatability business, with more than 50 years of experience, customers were keen to interact with Nutriad’s technical and sales staff to find out about latest research and trends. The imprinting concept that Nutriad promotes generated a lot of interest from the producers present and confirmed the innovative strategy of the company.


Read more HERE.
 

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CSI company profile




The 20,000 m2 factory and the office of the ÇSİ, is equipped with the highest quality engineering and producing technology.

Their goal is to sell our products using the ÇSİ brand in the domestic and abroad markets; presenting the highest quality and service, combined with our experiences they have gained over the years.

All of the equipment they use in the production of our silos have ISO 9001:2000 certificate and supplies all the requirements of the Quality Management System.

ÇSİ has become an expert in the production of the silos and equipment, in their highest technology equipped institutions.

Having adequate technology, manpower and substructure, ÇSİ has an impressive place in the market.

Their main attribute is the capability of doing the montage of the silos, which have different diameter and tonnages, their carrying equipment and the concrete bottoms at the shortest duration as possible.

This attribute is the root of their success.

ÇSİ has proved its difference with its experienced quality control unit and Ar-Ge unit.

ÇSİ uses modern machines and equipment in all the steps of the production and its engineering team which has the highest technology and quality, analyses the necessities of the customers continuously.

The experienced engineering team in the Ar-Ge department, uses the latest computer programmes and techniques while preparing the project designs, developments, patterns, drawings and the production systems.

ÇSİ is always continuing its search of quality

The basic components of their quality of production is the necessities of our customers combining with the highest technology.

The main aim of ÇSİ is to improve its success day by day and give the customers the continuous and the best quality of product and service.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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21/06/2017: The 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition closed its doors on June 15 in Stockholm

The global biomass community gathered in Stockholm to conduct business, network and discuss the latest developments and innovations as well as to discover the most innovative bioenergy applications from industry and to hear about the state of play and the policy context that are shaping this sector

 
Image credit: Oregon Department of Forestry on Flickr
1537 conference delegates from 70 countries attended and, as the hosting country, Sweden ranked first by number of participants, followed by Germany and Italy.

More than 850 presentations covering the entire scope of biomass value chains were given as well as two parallel events and five workshops conducted. As part of the event programme, a tour to Scandinavian Biogas Södertörn Plant was also organised.

David Baxter, Former European Commission, Joint Research Centre, explained, “the very strong message we all heard at the beginning of the conference was that replacement of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in the shortest possible time is absolutely essential. There is no time to lose eliminating fossil carbon emissions from the activities of human society. It is clear that all available alternatives to fossil fuels are needed and that biomass is an essential component in the transition to a 100 percent renewable society. Hence the main theme of the conference, “The indispensable role of biomass. While maintaining adherence to the principles of environmental sustainability it is therefore obvious that it is a question of how biomass can be utilised for bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals and the wider bioeconomy and not whether biomass should be used at all. Strategies for integrated use of biomass within the widest scope of land use are essential.”

Appropriate technologies are already being exploited as we heard in EUBCE 2017 and research will continue to EUBCE 2018 and beyond.

Henrik Hernrooth, Chairman of the Boards of Pöyry PLC and Chairman of the Climate Leadership Council, Conference General Co-Chair said, “I feel that we need to gradually move from sustainability debate into sustainable action. In order to define what it is sustainable we need better measurements of biomass. Biomass is visible from the satellite and it is an interesting carbon stock that we can now measure with proper tools. Much of the debate about future is about threats. We need to move this debate into a positive vision.”

Heinz A. Ossenbrink, Former European Commission, Joint Research Centre, described his perspective on integrating renewable energies along eight Vs (vision, variety, versatility, vectors, value, vulnerability, visibility, victory) concluding that renewable energy could provide 100 percent of Europe’s energy by 2042.

Gustav Melin, Managing Director, Svebio said, “In the last ten years, we got three times more carbon assimilated in biomass than what is needed for one year global energy supply. So, I would like to give two messages to all scientists: stop talking about bioenergy as a limited resource. All facts show that there is enough biomass for all energy needs. Stop talking about non-food biomass: it is an irrelevant argument, there are always other reasons behind starvation than our capacity to grow food.”

 Nicolae Scarlat, Technical Programme Chairman, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, summarised the results of the conference into four take-home messages, “We need long term vision, policy consistency and stability; we need transformation of the economy, not a marginal change; we need technology specific policies instead of technology neutrality; we need phase-out fossil fuels and keep fossil carbon in the ground.”

The 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Denmark on 14-18 May 2018 and will include a technical tour.

EUBCE Background

EUBCE is the most important international conference for the biomass sector, combined with a technology exhibition. For more than 30 years, it has been serving as the annual meeting point for biomass experts from research, development and the industry.

With presentations addressing the latest technologies, the policy framework, and the medium and long-term strategies and potentials, EUBCE is the interface between science, industry and policy makers.

The quality of the EUBCE programme is excellent, ensured by the Scientific and Industry Committee comprising 140 international biomass experts. At 2017 EUBCE more than 3,856 authors and co-authors from 80 countries around the world were involved in preparing abstracts for contributions.

More than 800 keynote, plenary, oral and visual presentations will be held during EUBCE. The EUBCE Conference programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

The event is supported by European and international organisations such as the European Commission, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - the World Council for Renewable Energy, EUBIA - the European Biomass Industry Association, CEI - The Central European Initiative, FNR - Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, GBEP - Global Bioenergy Partnership, and other organisations.


Read more HERE.
 

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June 19, 2017

Alapala company profile



Establishing plants at any desired capacity, Alapala Machine is a company that exports 95 percent of its current production today and has hundreds of references in over 75 countries in 4 continents including developed industrial countries such as Belgium, France, Italy, Canada and USA. Alapala continually develops and expands thanks to its superior technology infrastructure, perfectionist staff and management, and its quality and customer-oriented approach.

It renders the best before-sales and after-sales services with its staff specialized in their industry, overseas representatives, strong service networks and spare-part stocks.

Alapala can manufacture quality and high performance machinery where the best efficiency ad products can be obtained in the production facilities that have the most developed and state-of-the art technology.
Alapala’s lines of business:

•    Wheat flour mills,
•    Semolina mills,
•    Corn flour mills,
•    Rice processing plants,
•    Feed mills,
•    Cereal storage systems,
•    Weighing, conveying, packing equipment
•    Harbour facilities under the licence of Tramco Inc-USA

 

Visit the company website HERE.


 

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20/06/2017: Tradition and modernism in agriculture

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG

Following on from last month’s column I have been visiting some of the family farms in Australia, where farm visiting is a constant reminder to me of the importance of farming and food production - something that in the western world our political leaders take for granted
 
Chris Jackson

Without food and water not one of us can exist, something our political elite should be reminded of before their complacency causes a real problem.

When I am visiting established farms it is a salutary reminder, that apart from the New World, the same land has been tilled and farmed through many hundreds of generations.

This practice will continue to be so through future generations, so it is imperative that each generation of farmers leaves the land in good condition for future generations.

This must be a primary focus, but at the same time we need food so we have to look to science and genetics to improve yields. This will allow farmers and their advisers to be the final arbiters on their production techniques. After all, they are the ones with the vested interest in efficient production.
 

This can be done quite successfully without the need to destroy precious rain forests, however we will need a more enlightened political elite to overrule political lobbyists.

Those who would have us farming with 500 year old technologies, no fertilisers and no crop protecting sprays, meaning of course most of the world would then be hungry.

 Of course we must be sure that toxic chemicals do not enter the supply chain. Farmers have an overriding responsibility to ensure safe food; criminals will be unscrupulous for money so efficient policing is essential.

Going back to my farming background also serves as a useful reality check in this world of high technology.

Whilst I was in Australia, Queensland was hit by a devastating tornado. Much was made in the media of damage to houses and property, but for a country, whose agricultural industry is key to the economy not a lot was said about crop losses.

Houses can be mended quickly but when a crop is lost it takes another year to replace, in national terms the losses were quite small but devastating to the farmers.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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20/06/2017: Symaga Group experiences production and hiring record

Symaga Group has beaten its own manufacturing record in the first semester of 2017: with 23 million tons of steel processed, they have experienced a 10 percent growth compared to 2015 and 2016, their previous historic records
  
Image credit: Symaga Silos

This expansion has been followed by a 10 percent increase of their workforce, reaching 250 employees in 2017 for the whole Symaga Group.

Leading worldwide projects, such as the ones being developed in Ukraine of 240,000 tons storage facilities and a new port terminal in Odessa, along with further expansion in Asia, Africa and Middle East, has allowed them to reach these figures.

Symaga is currently involved in key grain storage projects all around the world and reinforces its position as a market leader. Thanks to their state-of-the-art fully automated factory, they can provide storage solutions for different fields such as breweries, animal feeding, port facilities, flourmill, ethanol, drying, and storage of raw materials for the plastic industry.

Their know-how comes backed by an experience of more than thirty years in the silo industry. Symaga wants to thank this achievement to its clients and, of course, its work team.


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Yenar company profile



With more than 20 years experience in the sector, Yenar have a state of the art production plant on an area of 40,000 m2, of which 18,000 m2 is covered. 

Domestic and global leaders since 1995, Yenar's equipment range includes rolls manufactured using the most up to date technology by means of the double pour centrifugal casting method. These rolls are in demand in many food sectors. 

Manufacturing 22,000 units annually of various diameters and lengths as of 2014, Yenar is the fastest growing Turkish company in the sector, supplying hundreds of food sector producers in both domestic and foreign markets by means of professional sales teams. 


Visit the website HERE
 

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19/06/2017: The accordion, the contrarian and the robot

by Christophe Pelletier


Although change happens all the time, in some areas human nature demonstrates great constancy

 
Christophe Pelletier

One of these areas is how Pavlovian we react to market fluctuations. Agriculture knows many cycles, most of which are as much the result of human nature as the mechanics of economics.

In the time of high commodity prices that preceded and followed the Great Recession of 2008, one of the main questions I was asked about the future of agriculture was to give predictions about prices and profitability of agriculture. This is a tricky exercise if there is any.

So many factors can influence both supply and demand that it is unrealistic to believe someone could predict with certainty future prices. Price predictions would only be meaningful by predicting costs at the same time.

Despite the difficulty, many economists venture in the exercise. The levels of accuracy are disappointing. Past research on economists’ and gurus’ predictions has shown accuracy levels of 47 percent on average.
 

In other words, tossing a coin would statistically be more accurate by a margin of three percent. When “predicting” the future, it is more useful to focus on patterns rather than trying to miraculously try to pull the right numbers. Human nature is rather predictable.

When prices and profitability are good, suppliers want to produce more, because they expect the result to be even higher profits. It is intuitive, and it would work fine only if the competitors did not follow the same thinking.

Unfortunately, they do and the result is an increase in supplies. As it takes two to have a supplier-customer relationship, the flip coin of the high price medal is that buyers are less warm to buy more of what increase their costs. I like to compare value chains to an accordion.

There is only so much money that flows between the two ends of the entire chain, and all the links must share that money. One end is the consumer market and depending on prices, consumers switch foods when prices reach a pain threshold.

Since the amount of money entering value chains actually come from the consumer end, consumer resistance limits the elasticity of the entire chain. Thus, depending on the relative supply and demand between the individual links of the chain, some see their profitability expand while others see it shrink.


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June 18, 2017

19/06/2017: Pancosma strengthens sales team in Central and Eastern Europe

Pancosma announces two appointments to its sales team dedicated to the Central and Eastern European region
 
Dawid Kolacz 
Photo credit: Pancosma

Dawid Kolacz has been appointed Area Sales Manager, and Dr Marcin Korczyński has taken on the role of Technical Support Manager for the region.

They report directly to Ronald Kräft, Sales Director for Central, Eastern and Northern Europe.

These appointments are part of ongoing efforts by Pancosma to strengthen its presence in the region.

Dawid recently joined the company. He is trained in animal nutrition, and has prior sales experience in the area of premixes and feed additives. 

 
Dr Marcin Korczyński
Photo credit: Pancosma
Marcin has been with Pancosma for six years. He obtained his PhD in animal sciences in 2011, and has previous experience in product development and formulation.

About Pancosma
Founded in 1947, Pancosma is a global pioneer in developing, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of innovative feed additives. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is present in 75 countries worldwide.

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