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Profile Products Launches $9 Million Expansion Following Major Acquisitions and Enhancements

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 9:02pm

"We are continually looking for ways to elevate the industries we serve through our innovative products, state-of-the-art facilities and educational initiatives," said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products.

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  • "We are continually looking for ways to elevate the industries we serve through our innovative products, state-of-the-art facilities and educational initiatives," said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products.
  • "This expansion is a continuation of our commitment to meet our customers' needs and exceed their expectations by providing the best solutions for their environment."
  • Since then, the company has grown significantly with the acquisitions of HydroStraw, a manufacturer of straw-based erosion control products, and Sunterra Horticulture, a leading sphagnum peat moss producer.
  • "When businesses choose to employ Profile products, they're choosing to put the environment first," Tanner said.

MustGrow Confirms Positive Soil Health and Ecological Impact of Its Plant-Based Crop Protection Approach

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:02pm

Soil micro-organisms play an important role in soil fertility and plant health, contributing to natural soil processes including the formation of organic matter and nutrient transformation.

Key Points: 
  • Soil micro-organisms play an important role in soil fertility and plant health, contributing to natural soil processes including the formation of organic matter and nutrient transformation.
  • Research of AITC continues to provide positive confirmatory information for the assessment of AITC in the environmental and ecological security of our planet.
  • Of note, AITC creates a relatively healthy microbial ecological environment for soil with the emergence of a large number of beneficial bacteria.
  • The short half-life of AITC in soil means AITC has a much less harmful effect on beneficial soil bacteria.

DGAP-News: AURELIUS to offset CO2 emissions from air travel in 2020

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:00am

Munich, January 18, 2021 - As part of the measures to reduce CO2 emissions that were already introduced at the beginning of the 2020 financial year, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) will offset the CO2 emissions from the air travel of all holding company employees in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Munich, January 18, 2021 - As part of the measures to reduce CO2 emissions that were already introduced at the beginning of the 2020 financial year, AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) will offset the CO2 emissions from the air travel of all holding company employees in 2020.
  • This travel caused a total of 507 tons of CO2 emissions in 2020.
  • AURELIUS will again offset these CO2 emissions by making offset payments to the climate protection organization atmosfair ( www.atmosfair.de ).
  • "AURELIUS was quick to take steps to reduce its CO2 emissions as part of a comprehensive sustainability strategy.

Rimba Raya's Sustainable Peatland Farmer Field School

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:10pm

The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).

Key Points: 
  • The goal of these sessions was to help farmers improve their skills in cultivation and agriculture through our Peatland Farmer Field School (Peatland-FFS).
  • The sessions were attended by 2 Farmer Groups: Harapan Jaya from Jahitan Village, and Hijau Bakung Permai from Baung Village.
  • The farmer group from Rimba Raya working area participated at that time.
  • During the training sessions, farmer groups were encouraged to develop relationships for cooperation and networking with other farmer groups around the project area.

ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. Announces Funding of Additional $7.5M of Existing Convertible Note on Improved Terms

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 9:15pm

The amendment, closed today, provides for an additional $7.5 million strategic investment from Petrichor and improves terms relative to the original conversion price and interest rate.

Key Points: 
  • The amendment, closed today, provides for an additional $7.5 million strategic investment from Petrichor and improves terms relative to the original conversion price and interest rate.
  • The $7.5 million note reflects an increase from the $5.0 million note anticipated in the original January 2020 agreement.
  • Petrichor recognizes the progress we have made, and the new terms of this note represent a significant improvement as compared to January 2020 terms.
  • With the close of this funding, ClearPoint Neuro will now enter 2021 with cash balances aggregating more than $20.0 million.

Sun Gro Horticulture Names Phil Jones as CEO

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 3:25pm

AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Gro Horticulture announced today that it has named Phil Jones as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

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  • AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Sun Gro Horticulture announced today that it has named Phil Jones as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
  • "We are extremely pleased that Phil has accepted our offer to join the Sun Gro team," states Yedidia Koschitzky, Lead Director speaking on behalf of the Sun Gro Board of Directors.
  • "His vast knowledge of agro-business, outstanding leadership skills andhis reputation as a team builder are tremendous assets for Sun Gro.
  • About Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd.
    Sun Gro is the leading producer of peat in North America and a major distributor of peat moss and peat-based growing media products to the North American professional plant growers market.

Nicola Mining Announces Results of Phase Two Soil Samples at Treasure Mountain and Completion of the 2020 Exploration Program

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 2:10pm

The Second Phase of the Program ("Phase Two") extended the 2019 and 2020 soil grid eastward along the northern slope of Treasure Mountain.

Key Points: 
  • The Second Phase of the Program ("Phase Two") extended the 2019 and 2020 soil grid eastward along the northern slope of Treasure Mountain.
  • These results conclude the 2020 Program, which was successful in identifying a semi-continuous ~2km long northeast trending silver soil anomaly (Map 1).
  • Map 1: Treasure Mountain Property silver assays from 2019 and 2020 soil sampling programs.
  • Results presented in this release are from the Phase Two soils program, denoted by the black box.

PhosAgro's CDP Climate Rating Upgraded to B-

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 1:14pm

According to the results of the annual assessment of reporting on measures to fight climate change, the Company's CDP rating was raised from C to B- (on an A-F scale, where A is the best possible score).

Key Points: 
  • According to the results of the annual assessment of reporting on measures to fight climate change, the Company's CDP rating was raised from C to B- (on an A-F scale, where A is the best possible score).
  • The improvement is associated with ongoing work on the implementation of the Company's climate strategy, which includes development and analysis of climate scenarios, a climate risk assessment, emissions reduction targets and a low-carbon transition plan, as well as improved non-financial disclosure.
  • More than 9,600 organisations, 800 cities and over 120 countries and regions around the world submit reports to the CDP on climate change mitigation.
  • Another authoritative sustainability agency, MSCI ESG Research, upgraded PhosAgro's rating to BBB in August 2020.

DGAP-News: USU Group striving towards a carbon neutral footprint

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 10:01am

USU Software AG is proud to announce its successful achievement of a carbon neutral footprint for its electricity and fuel consumption in Europe for 2019.

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  • USU Software AG is proud to announce its successful achievement of a carbon neutral footprint for its electricity and fuel consumption in Europe for 2019.
  • The climate certificate is an important part of USU's commitment to successively minimizing its environmental footprint through a wide range of activities for greater sustainability.
  • 793 tons of CO2 equivalents - that is the amount of emissions generated by the USU Group's electricity and fuel consumption in 2019.
  • USU decided to support the certified climate protection project "Yuntdag Wind Farm" north of Izmir on the Aegean coast of Turkey.

European Vertical Farming Produce Market (2020 to 2026) - by Structure, Growing Mechanism, Crop and Country - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 11:35am

The "Europe Vertical Farming Produce Market By Structure, By Growing Mechanism, By Crop, By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Europe Vertical Farming Produce Market By Structure, By Growing Mechanism, By Crop, By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • It enables to produce a huge quantity of nutritious and fresh food without depending on favorable weather, skilled labor, high water usage, and high soil fertility.
  • The soil quality is getting degraded and it is another reason for the advent of alternative farming techniques, like hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics.
  • The increasing use of alternative cultivation techniques by the farmers is anticipated to drive the demand for fresh produce in the vertical farms over the foreseeable period.