Pivot Bio has launched Connect, a line of snacks designed to accelerate progress towards cleaner air and water by sourcing ingredients grown with microbial nitrogen instead of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers.
French scientists claim that baking bread with wheat fertilized with human urine could slash nitrogen usage from artificial fertilizers, cut costs for farmers and boost yields, and retain nutrients often lost.
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
Increased yields of UK wheat varieties through the use of plant growth promoting root bacteria could render chemical fertilizers obsolete, if the preliminary results of a four-year, international study are substantiated.
A supplier of nitrogen gas generators with applications for food and beverage processing says it has updated its lower volume range of products to provide cost and space savings in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
A new delivery system for liquid nitrogen - widely used in the food
processing industry - should dramatically reduce the time between
dosing and closure, ensuring more accurate and effective
pressurisation, writes Chris Jones.
Freezing and cooling tunnels that use liquid nitrogen and carbon
dioxide have been used in the food industry for decades. But
according to Linde's marketing manager for freezing and cooling,
Derrick Norvill, his company has come...
BOC, the industrial gases group, reported a 26 per cent rise in
first quarter pre-tax profit. Chief executive Tony Isaac said the
core gas industrial business was benefiting from an upturn in
economic activity across a broad range...