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  • Land O’ Lakes JV Opens New Animal Feed Production Plant

    A joint venture (JV) between American agricultural cooperative Land O’ Lakes and East African firm Bidco Africa, Bidco Land O’ Lakes, announced the opening of a new animal feed manufacturing facility in Nakuru, Kenya on Wednesday. The business said it hopes to produce 28 mt/hr...

  • Thermo Fisher Debuts New $90M Viral Vector CDMO Site

    Biotech firm Thermo Fisher Scientific recently celebrated the opening of a new 50,000-sq-ft CDMO facility for viral vectors in Lexington, MA to meet increased demand from the biotechnology sector, the company announced in a release Wednesday. Viral vectors manufactured at the $90 million...

  • JBS to Acquire Meat Processing Plant in Midwest

    Beef and pork processor JBS USA said Tuesday that it recently entered into an agreement with protein manufacturing, freight logistics, and distribution firm J&B Group to purchase its value-added meat processing plant in Pipestone, MN.  If the deal proceeds, JBS will acquire the...

  • New ADM Animal Nutrition Facility Opens in Illinois

    Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced Thursday that its Animal Nutrition division recently opened a new Animal Nutrition Technology Center in Decatur, IL that will develop ingredients and nutrition solutions and further collaboration between the company and its customers....

  • Cargill Invests $113M to Add Cocoa Processing Capacity

    American agribusiness Cargill is dedicating $113 million to boost production at two cocoa powder processing facilities in Africa, the company announced in a release Wednesday.  $100 million will be used to increase capacity at the firm’s plant in Yopougon, Ivory Coast by 50%....

  • 4 Dead, 10 Injured in Food Processing Plant Explosion

    An explosion at a food processing facility in Beijing, China in the early hours of Tuesday morning left four people dead and injured at least 10 others, several Chinese and regional news organizations reported.  The blast was reported at the Kyo-Nichi Todai Foods bean processing plant at...

  • Braskem and ALM to Develop Polyolefins for 3D Printing

    Polyolefins and biopolymers producer Braskem is partnering with industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials firm Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) to create new polyolefin-based powders for use in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-bed 3D printing applications,...

  • De Heus Buys Feed Compounding Facility from ADM

    Dutch animal feed firm Royal De Heus recently entered into an agreement to purchase the Evialis Galicia compound feed plant from American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). The facility has a capacity of over 50,000 tn/yr of compound feed. The acquisition is part of...

  • Evonik to Add Sodium Methylate Capacity

    Specialty chemicals and performance materials firm Evonik announced plans Tuesday to boost production of sodium methylate at its plant in Rosario, Argentina from 60,000 mt/yr to 90,000 mt/yr. The company said the expansion project is in response to higher demand for biodiesel in South...

  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Seeks Laboratory Manager

    The Kansas State Polytechnic campus is seeking a dedicated laboratory manager for the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS. The position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the BSIC, including equipment, testing, and overseeing the work of student interns.  As...