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New 'chemical noses' to rid the environment of industrial pollutants

11-Feb-2019

Scientists from five European countries have joined forces to develop next-generation 'chemical noses' to remove industrial pollutants from the environment. The European Commission allocated 2.9 million euros to finance the Horizon2020 FET-OPEN project INITIO that will bring together researchers ...

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Natural substance as alternative to controversial glyphosate?

Novel unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide

05-Feb-2019

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: The newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and ...

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BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

02-Aug-2018

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and marks its entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides and nematicide seed treatments. “This strategic move ...

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A natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide and drugs

The weed killer could potentially be used to find new drugs for antibacterial medicines.

17-Jul-2018

A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons. By looking for that ...

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From exposomics to phytotoxins: Safe foodstuffs in the focus of analytica 2018

21-Mar-2018

What substances occurring naturally in foodstuffs jeopardize our health? How do pollutants affect our genetic material? Is baking paper a cause for concern? Such questions from the food sciences will be in the focus of the leading trade fair analytica and the accompanying analytica conference, ...

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New global crop protection collaboration

Monsanto and Sumitomo Chemical team up for next generation PPO technologies

29-Jun-2016

Monsanto Company and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. announced a new global agreement that will focus on developing and delivering next-generation weed control solutions to further help growers manage tough-to-control weeds. Monsanto has a robust pipeline of multi-generational herbicide trait ...

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New flow battery offers lower-cost energy storage

23-Dec-2015

Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that is projected to cost 60 percent less than today's standard flow batteries. The organic aqueous flow battery is expected to cost $180 per kilowatt-hour once the technology is fully developed. The ...

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BASF and Evogene sign collaboration agreement

Discovery and development of new herbicides

10-Dec-2015

BASF and Evogene Ltd. announced the signing of a three-year collaboration for the discovery and development of novel herbicides. Under the terms of agreement, Evogene will utilize its biology-driven computational discovery approach to identify potential candidate chemicals for novel herbicides. ...

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Lonza Acquires Chemical Company Zelam Based in New Zealand

05-Aug-2015

Lonza announced that it has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develops and manufactures products ...

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Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Dr. Arturo Keller

Scientist Recognized for Study of Agricultural Applications of Nanotechnology and Environmental Impact

11-Jun-2015

Agilent Technologies Inc.announced that Dr. Arturo Keller has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of his research on the use of nanoparticles in agriculture and the environmental consequences.Dr. Keller, who directs the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology ...

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