Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]

DSM and Evonik opens US$200m Veramaris fish feed facility in the US

USA – Royal DSM in collaboration with the Dutch industrial corporation have inaugurated US$200 million commercial facility in Blair, Nebraska dedicated to production of sustainable aquaculture feeds. Veramaris is a 50-50 joint venture between DSM […]

Tetra Pak launches paper straws for beverage products in Europe

EUROPE – Tetra Pak has unveiled its paper straws for beverage products in Europe as part of the sustainable innovation alternatives to plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The paper straws will be […]

Cargill and Ecolab support second class of agri-food tech startups

USA – Cargill and sanitation technologies company, Ecolab are supporting the 2019 class of tech start-ups as they strive to accelerate innovation in the food and agriculture value chain. The second year of Techstars Farm […]

Namibia’s Tunacor Group invests in new solar powered fish processing facility

NAMIBIA – The Tunacor Group, Nambia’s largest fishing company is investing in a new solar powered horse mackerel processing facility in Walvis Bay. The 4 000 square metre facility will be fitted with solar panels […]

Viterra introduces dynamic binning for barley to improve supply chain

CANADA – Canadian grain merchant Viterra is introducing dynamic binning for barley across its network for the 2019-20 harvest as part of the plan to improve efficiency in its supply chain. Growers will have the […]

South African retailer Spar expands initiative to cut plastic use in Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain, has launched the second phase of its Eastern Cape campaign to reduce the use of plastic as part of its efforts to promote a […]

Kenya’s Williamson Tea mulls investing in power project to boost efficiency

KENYA – Williamson Tea Plc has said that it is considering to invest in an energy generation project in a bid to boost efficiency of its tea processing divisions. Williamson says that frequent outages on […]

SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up […]

Arla UK 360 farmers to use 3D imagery to monitor animal welfare

UK – Arla UK 360 farmers, part of Arla Foods’ farming standards programme will trial 3D imagery systems to monitor the cow wellbeing by using data recording and artificial intelligence. The technology will enable farmers […]