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July 12, 2018 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – Vestaron Corporation, a company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, announces today the full launch and availability of its SPEAR®-T bioinsecticide, following final EPA approval this month of its manufacturing process for a liquid formulation.  more...

ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLeaf Symbiotics, the agricultural biologicals company engaged in discovery, development, production, and commercialization of biological products, announced today that Aaron Kelley, Ph.D. has joined the company as Vice President of Manufacturing.  more...

June 20, 2018 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – Vestaron, a company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through displacement of chemical pesticides with biologic peptides today announces the appointment of Anna Rath as Chief Executive Officer. With more than a decade of experience across multiple venture-backed ag-tech companies, Anna will lead the transformation of Vestaron from the R&D phase of its development through its commercial phase.  more...

(May 15, 2018) - Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., America’s leading independent distributor of compressed industrial gases, has teamed up with CarbonCure Technologies to provide a complete solution for innovative carbon dioxide utilization for the concrete industry in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.  more...

In an April, 2018 article on Physics World, Matthew Cohen outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different funding options for companies seeking to transform innovative materials into material rewards.  more...

NEW YORK - Canadian innovator CarbonCure Technologies has been named one of ten finalists in the global $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE for its technology that profitably converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into stronger and greener concrete. Today’s announcement builds upon the growing industry accolades for CarbonCure’s global impact, including its recognition as the top ranked CO2 utilization solution by McKinsey Consulting and the Global CO2 Initiative, and its third consecutive listing among the Top 100 Global Cleantech companies by the Cleantech Group.  more...

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLeaf Symbiotics announced Paul Schickler, former president of DuPont Pioneer, has joined its Board of Directors. Schickler retired in 2017 after a 40-year career at DuPont Pioneer that included ten years as president. He built a strong team of leaders and grew the business from $3.5B to $8B during his tenure. Schickler is one of the most highly respected leaders in the U.S. agriculture industry, known for his focus on innovation, farmer profitability, and sustainability. He was vice president of International Operations from 1999 to 2007, and president from 2007 to 2017.  more...

Calera, AL - (February 26, 2018) - CarbonCure Technologies (CarbonCure) has reached its next major milestone in accelerating the adoption of CO2 capture and utilisation technologies for the concrete and cement industries. CarbonCure led a team of five companies to demonstrate the world’s first integrated CO2 capture and utilisation (CCU) from cement for concrete production in January 2018. Cement is the binding agent that when added with ingredients like sand, aggregate, admixtures, and water, is used to form concrete products, which is the most widely used building material in the world. This project built upon previous cement plant CO2 capture demonstrations and was the first project to collect cement kiln CO2 for subsequent utilisation downstream in concrete production and construction.  more...

ST. LOUIS--()--NewLeaf Symbiotics announced the launch of its Terrasym™ technology and the sale of its first two nutrient enhancing products, a totally new class of natural, beneficial biologicals called M-trophs. Terrasym 401 is a seed treatment for soybeans that maximizes the yield potential by enhancing plant nutrition. Terrasym 402 is a bio-complement applied to peanuts that provides season-long performance and significantly higher yields. Both products are marketed through a network of strong regional partners.  more...

Vancouver, BC – (February 19, 2018) – LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS. These awards are presented annually to recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes; academia, health institutions, government and industry.  more...

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