Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Algae Markets

Algae Production Workshop - Fall 2018 
Where commercial algae producers collaborate

Call for Presentations
Topics:
Commercial Production, New Algae Markets, 
Supply Channels and Pricing Strategies

Algae has proven to be a valuable sustainable feedstock for many different industries, It can be made into high-value nutraceutical Omega 3 EPA/DHA, cosmetics, food, animal feed, biofertilizer, biostimulants, bioplastics and potential fuels.

The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae education and production trade association in the world. NAA supports commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies in the US and throughout the world in commercial production.

Algae has been researched in the United States starting with the release of the first Carnegie Mellon algae study over 70 years ago. University algae research grant researchers have stated that “all algae technology hurdles had been met. It is all engineering and scale up going forward”.

Algae producers collect extensive amount of data in the cultivation, harvesting and extraction processes, improve scalability while keeping CAPEX low. Private industry along with private investment are moving our industry forward, taking on the learning curve of commercial scale-up and production - something that is not learned in the lab.

Our next Algae Production Workshop in the Fall of 2018 will be focused on commercial algae producers opening new markets, supply channels and pricing strategies for production of Omega 3 EPA/DHA - astaxanthin, Cosmetics, Food, Animal Feed, Biofertilizer, Bioplastics and potential Algae Biofuels.
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Select commercial algae producers and stakeholders are invited to attend the next
Algae Production Workshop to be held this fall in The Woodlands, Texas. If you are in commercial algae production and interested in attending or presenting at our next event,
please contact: barry@nationalalgaeassociation.com

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mission:Renewable Energy Storage

Power grids currently do not integrate
renewable energy sources

The draft National Energy Storage Mission expects
to kick-start grid-connected energy storage in India,
set up a regulatory framework, and encourage indigenous
manufacture of batteries, according to a member of
the expert committee set up by the
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) last month.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)
expects to issue tenders for grid-connected storage
by the end of the year

Friday, April 27, 2018

How Walnut Farming in Nigeria Creates Millionaires

Production Capacity and Profit Potential
Commercial Walnut farming requires having knowledge of output per acre. Ideally an acre should contain a 100 trees. This allows for even spacing and maximum yield. So what is the production capacity of an acre of Walnut plantation? An acre of Walnut plantation produces up to 6,000 pounds of nuts! Black Walnut logs are priced for its quality veneer timber. Growing Walnut trees for its timber requires a longer waiting time. 30 years is the ideal waiting time before harvest.

The profit potential is massive! For timber alone, a matured tree can fetch over $20,000 to $25,000. This is the international market valuation. This shows the impressive profit potential inherent in Walnut farming. As discussed, how profitable your Walnut farming business becomes depends on your dedication and commitment. Adequate funding is necessary for starting this business. Especially in its early stages.

Full story here

Top Five Most Profitable Nut Trees to Grow

Walnuts Australia Tabbita NSW Walnut Orchard

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer

The Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)

The Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) market is projected to reach USD 37.19 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.50%. Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), Teijin Limited (Japan), Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (Japan), SGL-Group (Germany), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Hexcel Corporation (U.S.), Cytec Industries Inc. (U.S.), Hyosung (South Korea), and Tencate (Netherlands), among others are major players operating in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) market.
CFRP is used widely in aircraft components and structures, as their superior strength-to weight ratio significantly exceeds that of any traditional metal.

The increasing demand for composites in the production of aircraft components, such as floor beams, ailerons, vertical stabilizers, elevators, wings, and engine nacelles is driving the CFRP market.

For instance, Airbus superjumbo commercial aircraft A380, A350, and Boeing’s B-787 are built with carbon fiber composites

North America region is expected to be the largest market for CFRP globally,
due to the increase in demand for CFRP from aerospace & defense, wind energy,
and automotive industries. Along with existing capacities, several carbon fiber composites manufacturers are expanding their production capacities.

Related Information here

Thursday, March 22, 2018

carrot seed oil



The shortage of carrot seed oil and the potential to cultivate wild carrots provide  exporters with opportunities to produce this oil. The oil is produced from wild-collected carrot seed and is in limited supply, demand currently exceeding available supplies. The main barrier for entering the market is securing sufficient supplies of the raw material. Although the plant grows in different regions in the world, collection of its seeds for oil production is labor-intensive.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trade in Linseeds

Linseed or flaxseed is the seed from the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), a member of the Linaceae family. The thin yellow or brown seed is one of the oldest cultivated crops, originating from Mediterranean and Western Asia. The seeds are mainly grown in regions with lower winter temperatures and processed for their nutritional value and high content of fibre and oil. Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Canada are some of the largest global producers of linseed.












European imports of linseeds have been increasing, following a decline in 2013. In 2016, linseed imports to Europe amounted to 947 thousand tonnes (€ 410 million). The last 5 years show an annual volume increase of +3.0%, while the value of imports remained stable due to a strong price decrease in recent years

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Paprika oleoresin

Paprika oleoresin is an oil soluble extract from the fruits of Capsicum annum Linn or Capsicum frutescens (Indian red chillies), which is primarily used as a colouring and/or flavouring in food products. Paprika oleoresin is famous for its colouring properties, due to the content of carotenoid pigments, mainly capsanthin and capsorubin. Foods that are coloured with paprika oleoresin include cheese, orange juice, spice mixtures, sauces, sweets, and emulsified processed meats. Paprika oleoresin also contains capsaicin, which is the main flavouring compound that gives a pungent taste in higher concentrations.

Increased demand for colouring foodstuffs is one of the drivers behind the increase in demand for paprika oleoresin
Most European demand for paprika oleoresin is estimated to be met by imports. Globally, an estimated 7-8 thousand tonnes of paprika oleoresin are produced annually. India, Spain, China and Peru are among the major suppliers of oleoresin to Europe

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What Is a Superfood? | Superfoods Guide



Superfoods are marketed across a wide range of product categories. They include different types of berries (e.g. blueberries, pomegranate, goji berries), other fruits (e.g. camu camu, baobab), grains (e.g. quinoa, freekeh), algae (e.g. spirulina, chlorella), vegetables (e.g. kale, beetroot), herbs (e.g. Astralagus, turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha), bee products (e.g. bee pollen) and even fish (e.g. salmon) and dairy products such as quark.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fair Trade Coffee Infographic



Europe is a large coffee market, accounting for around 30% of the global consumption. While consumption is expected to stabilise in the long term, Europe will remain an attractive market.  But it is also a saturated market, dominated by large producing countries Brazil and Vietnam. Together these countries account for half of Europe’s imports of green coffee. Smaller players find increasing opportunities on the speciality market. In this segment you can compete on quality and long-term relationships, rather than on price.

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