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  • Schlumberger and Argentina’s YPF Form Shale Oil Venture

    The world’s largest provider of oilfield services firm Schlumberger signed an agreement to form a joint venture for the launch of a shale oil pilot project with Argentinian energy company YPF, the Houston, TX-based company announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, Schlumberger will invest $...

  • Starter Feed Market Forecasted to Hit $29.15B by 2022

    The global market for starter feed is expected to reach a value of $29.15 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.57% from 2016, a new report by research firm Markets and Markets posits. “The market is driven by factors such as the need to increase livestock...

  • General Mills Spends $16M on Food Safety Efforts

    General Mills increased its spending on food safety-related projects by $3 million in 2016 to a total of $16 million, the company’s recently-released 2017 Global Sustainability Report outlined. “Safety is a priority focus area for our company and part of our culture,” the General...

  • Grain Silo Explosion and Fire Injures Three People

    A wheat silo explosion in Vranjic, Croatia on Friday injured three people, Croatia News Agency HINA and Chinese state-run news publication Xinhua reported. Firefighters battled a fire at the facility that ignited after the blast. Initial information suggested that more injuries resulted from the...

  • Trade Group Promotes Pet Food and Treats Manufacturing

    A trade group representing manufacturers of pet food and treats, The Pet Food Institute (PFI), launched a new video and web content on Thursday to draw attention to the manufacturing process of pet food products and the safety practices currently in place. “Pet lovers have questions about...

  • Fire and Explosion Damage Kansas Chemical Plant

    A fire and explosion Thursday caused damages to a chemical manufacturing plant used to produce organophilic clay for oil and gas production in Rice county, Kansas, numerous local news media sources reported. Fire crews and hazmat teams responded to the JACAM Chemicals plant, finding a fire in a...

  • Camfil APC Offers Fee-Free Training in June and Sept.

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a global manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, will waive the $1195 fee for its training programs scheduled for June and September 2017 as part of its commitment to industrial safety, the company announced Wednesday. The two-day training...

  • Wanhua Chemical Group to Build $1.12B Chemical Plant in U.S.

    Chinese firm Wanhua Chemical Group is planning to build a $1.12 billion chemical methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing complex in Louisiana, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) announced by press release Monday. 170 jobs are expected to be directly created through the project, which...

  • Smithfield Foods Launches Meat Byproducts Bioscience Venture

    Global food company Smithfield Foods Inc. launched a new venture called Smithfield Bioscience to leverage byproducts from the production of meat for uses in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices. “Our commitment to innovation and sustainability stretches across all aspects of...

  • General Mills Progresses on Sustainability, Nutrition Goals

    General Mills has made substantial progress on the its goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of ten major ingredients and improving the nutritional qualities of its products, the Minneapolis, MN-based company announced Monday. “For 150 years, General Mills has been making food people love while...