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NEC upgrades its greenhouse gas reduction target to SBT1.5degC and joins RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:02am

In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.

Key Points: 
  • In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.
  • This revised target was validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)(2) as being consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5degC.
  • The target is one of the "materialities," priority management themes from an ESG perspective, outlined in NEC's Mid-term Management Plan 2025.
  • A collaborative global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

Biofertilizers Market by Form, Mode of Application, Type, Crop Type and Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 5:07pm

The "Global Biofertilizers Market by Form (Liquid, Carrier-based), Mode of Application (Soil Treatment, Seed Treatment), Type (Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing & Mobilizing, Potash Solubilizing & Mobilizing), Crop Type, and Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Global Biofertilizers Market by Form (Liquid, Carrier-based), Mode of Application (Soil Treatment, Seed Treatment), Type (Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing & Mobilizing, Potash Solubilizing & Mobilizing), Crop Type, and Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The market for carrier-based biofertilizers as form segment is growing at the fastest rate during the forecast period in Asia Pacific region.
  • The use of biofertilizers in soil depends upon the nutrient content and the type of crops that need to be grown.
  • Thus, the need to improve per-hectare crop yield is another opportunity for the growth in demand for biofertilizers in South America.

Anuvia Plant Nutrients Recognized by Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

WINTER GARDEN, Fla., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anuvia Plant Nutrients announced today it has received an honorable mention in the food category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Key Points: 
  • WINTER GARDEN, Fla., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anuvia Plant Nutrients announced today it has received an honorable mention in the food category of Fast Company's 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.
  • Anuvia's bio-based plant nutrients empower farmers to implement new sustainable practices to produce abundant food while enriching the soil and the planet for future generations.
  • Anuvia Plant Nutrients manufactures high-efficiency, sustainable bio-based fertilizers for the agriculture, turf, and lawncare industries.
  • To learn more about Anuvia Plant Nutrients GreenTRX for Turf and Lawn, SymTRX for Agriculture visit http://www.anuviaplantnutrients.com .

11th Hour Racing Awards 23 Grants Totaling $1.92 Million on World Ocean Day

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:44pm

NEWPORT, R.I., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on 10 years of philanthropic work in ocean restoration, 11th Hour Racing announced today $1.92 million in grants, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, to support 23 projects in Argentina, Dominican Republic, the U.K., and the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • NEWPORT, R.I., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on 10 years of philanthropic work in ocean restoration, 11th Hour Racing announced today $1.92 million in grants, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, to support 23 projects in Argentina, Dominican Republic, the U.K., and the U.S.
  • "Since 2010, we have awarded 175 grants to a wide range of projects all over the world.
  • This is due to the lack of diversity and equitable access to funding in ocean science and conservation globally."
  • 11th Hour Racing's support will enable the organization to increase Oahu's capacity to process food waste into compost and expand education on the link between soil and ocean health.

Worldwide Biochar Industry to 2026 - Growing Demand from Agriculture - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:14pm

The special ability of Biochar is to retain nutrients and water in the surface soil horizons.

Key Points: 
  • The special ability of Biochar is to retain nutrients and water in the surface soil horizons.
  • Biochar benefits agriculture crops and plants by reducing nutrients leaching from the crop root zone and fertilizer requirements by improving land cultivation because biochar produces an effect called liming effect to balance acidic soil towards a neutral pH.
  • In developing countries, governments are encouraging people to use biochar for farming as it can minimize greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane emissions.
  • Recently, the demand for biochar from both developed and developing is on a constant rise, with an increase in technological advancements in sustainable agriculture.

Baseline Is A Pioneer In New EPA WaterSense Program

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:40pm

Manufacturers that produce soil-moisture based irrigation controllers meeting EPA's efficiency and performance criteria can earn the WaterSense label.

Key Points: 
  • Manufacturers that produce soil-moisture based irrigation controllers meeting EPA's efficiency and performance criteria can earn the WaterSense label.
  • Baseline moisture sensors passed 100% of all moisture sensor tests, including all mandatory and supplemental capability requirements.
  • Baseline has a long and successful history of working with the EPA to push the standards higher for green irrigation practices.
  • Baseline is currently the only irrigation controller manufacturer to be EPA certified for both soil moisture sensing automation and weather-based (ET) automation.

PRI Launches "Electricity Reality Report" Website to Make Case for Increased Energy Competition to Lower Costs, Increase Innovation, Better Address Climate Change

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:43pm

Competition will bring more affordable service and help us better address climate change."

Key Points: 
  • Competition will bring more affordable service and help us better address climate change."
  • Based on recent history, choice will bring about climate solutions and lower emissions more quickly and innovatively than power monopolies.
  • Competition will bring a stronger, more innovative power grid, facilitating smart investments in infrastructure, conservation, battery storage and demand response.
  • The Pacific Research Institute ( www.pacificresearch.org ) champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility by advancing free-market policy ideas.Follow PRI on Facebook , Twitter , and LinkedIn .

Moët Hennessy Joins For a Living Culture Agro-ecological Transition Movement

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:02pm

With its many iconic Houses in various regions, Mot Hennessy recognizes its responsibility toward nature.

Key Points: 
  • With its many iconic Houses in various regions, Mot Hennessy recognizes its responsibility toward nature.
  • Committing to soil regeneration is one of the pillars of the Living Soils, Living Together program that was established in 2020 to set ambitious new sustainability goals.
  • "Protecting ecosystems is a priority for Mot Hennessy, and we know that our winemaking and agricultural practices can make a difference.
  • Mot Hennessy has been involved for many years in an environmental and social program, as reflected in its Living Soils, Living Together program.

Moët Hennessy Joins For a Living Culture Agro-ecological Transition Movement

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

With its many iconic Houses in various regions, Mot Hennessy recognizes its responsibility toward nature.

Key Points: 
  • With its many iconic Houses in various regions, Mot Hennessy recognizes its responsibility toward nature.
  • Committing to soil regeneration is one of the pillars of the Living Soils, Living Together program that was established in 2020 to set ambitious new sustainability goals.
  • "Protecting ecosystems is a priority for Mot Hennessy, and we know that our winemaking and agricultural practices can make a difference.
  • Mot Hennessy has been involved for many years in an environmental and social program, as reflected in its Living Soils, Living Together program.

TRS Group Awarded Patent for Remediating PFAS Using Combination of ERH and TCH Thermal Technologies

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 9:00pm

LONGVIEW, Wash., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded TRS Group (TRS) a patent for remediating contaminants in soil and groundwater by integrating electrical resistance heating (ERH) and thermal conduction heating (TCH) in the same borehole.

Key Points: 
  • LONGVIEW, Wash., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded TRS Group (TRS) a patent for remediating contaminants in soil and groundwater by integrating electrical resistance heating (ERH) and thermal conduction heating (TCH) in the same borehole.
  • ERH allows superior power input to the subsurface, while TCH can generate temperatures as high as 400 degrees Celsius in soil.
  • "Combining these robust technologies allows us to treat contaminants such as PFAS, sometimes called 'forever chemicals,' at deep, complex sites," stated Gorm Heron, TRS' Chief Technology Officer.
  • "Congratulations to our research and development team on receiving a patent for our HybridHeater services," said Brett Trowbridge, CEO of TRS.