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In-mouth production of volatile sulfur compounds causes children to dislike Brassica vegetables

(News Medical) - Many children, as well as adults, dislike Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. In the mouth, enzymes from these vegetables and from bacteria in saliva can produce unpleasant, sulfurous odors.

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Lyten introduces next generation lithium-sulfur battery for electric vehicles

(The Press) - Lyten, an advanced materials company, is disrupting the electric vehicle battery industry with the introduction of its LytCell EV™ lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform. This latest Silicon Valley battery innovation is optimized specifically for the electric vehicle (EV) market and is designed to deliver three times (3X) the gravimetric energy density of conventional lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

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Cargill launches new regenerative AG program that pays farmers for improved soil health

(Agriculture) - Cargill has begun enrolling farmers in Cargill RegenConnectTM, a new regenerative ag program that pays farmers for improved soil health and positive environmental outcomes, including payment per metric ton of carbon sequestered.

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Cargill to connect farmers to carbon marketplace

(Future Farming) - Cargill RegenConnect is a new regenerative agriculture program that pays U.S. farmers for improved soil health and positive environmental outcomes, including payment per metric ton of carbon sequestered.

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Top carbon emitters fall short on climate risk disclosure, report says

(Reuters) - Top emitters of carbon are not disclosing the full risks associated with climate change, reducing the chances of meeting global emissions targets, a study by Carbon Tracker and the Climate Accounting Project (CAP) said on Thursday.

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Investor group sets tough climate blueprint for Big Oil

(Reuters) - Investors managing more than $10 trillion on Wednesday published an ambitious blueprint for energy companies seeking to tackle climate change, including sharp cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and a winding down of oil and gas production.

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Oil-rich Norway goes to polls with climate on the agenda

(AP News) - North Sea oil and gas has helped make Norway one of the wealthiest countries in the world. But as Norwegians head to the polls on Monday, fears about climate change have put the future of the industry at the top of the campaign agenda.

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Amazon & The Nature Conservancy launch Brazil 'agroforestry accelerator'

(Ag Funder News) - US tech major Amazon and nonprofit The Nature Conservancy have launched a new initiative to sequester carbon and create "a more sustainable income" for farmers in the Brazilian state of Pará.

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Amazon launches agronomy service for Indian farmers

(Ag Funder News) - Amazon Retail, the Indian e-grocery business of US tech giant Amazon, has started offering digital agronomy services to farmers in the country, the Business Standard reports.

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FRA Releases PTC Safety Advisory

(Railway Age) - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a Safety Advisory on a Positive Train Control (PTC) issue recently identified during testing of ACSES II (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System II) and I-ETMS (Interoperable Electronic Train Management System) technology.

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Sulfur Nutrition and Soil Fertility Management for New Jersey Crops

(Rutgers) - Sulfur is a mineral essential for plant and animal growth and reproduction. It is classified as a plant macronutrient and used by crops in about the same amounts as for phosphorus (P). In past decades it was assumed that there was an abundance of sulfur freely available from the atmosphere.

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Storm-hit U.S. oil refineries must wait weeks for power, water

(Reuters) - Louisiana oil refineries shut by Hurricane Ida could take weeks to restart, costing operators tens of millions of dollars in lost revenues as they wait for water and electrical power to be restored, analysts said this week.

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STB unanimously rejects CN-KCS voting trust. CPKC back in play

(Railway Age) - The United States Surface Transportation Board—as expected by many industry observers and financial analysts—on Aug. 31, 2021, by unanimous vote, rejected the CN-Kansas City Southern voting trust, effectively killing the merger, and opening the door for Canadian Pacific to re-engage with KCS on the CPKC (“Canadian Pacific Kansas City”) deal it struck with KCS on March 21, albeit with a sweetened offer. KCS has cancelled its Sept. 3 shareholder meeting to vote on the CN offer, and is considering CP’s offer.

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Carmakers scrutinise lithium's green credentials amid battery rush

(The Sydney Morning Herald) - The head of Australia’s largest lithium miner says carmakers are ratcheting up scrutiny of the environmental impact of mining practices across battery supply chains.

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After 7 years, FACT all set to restart caprolactam production

(The Hindu) - The public sector Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) is slated to restart caprolactam production later this week after a gap of more than seven years, making the event a landmark in the history of the company.

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Washington Wants America to Catch Up to China's Manufacturing -- a Mining Boom in North America Might be Needed

(Benzinga) - The continued competition and economic back and forth between the United States and China has spurred American policy to move toward a renewal of old capabilities in heavy industry and manufacturing. America used to be the king of the majority of sectors, including mining, refining and processing raw materials required for advanced manufacturing activities.

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Japan's Sumitomo Chemical expanding high-purity chemicals capacity

(ICIS) - SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sumitomo Chemical is expanding its production capacity for high-purity chemicals for semiconductors, the Japanese producer said on Tuesday.

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Contango Snags ConocoPhillips' Gassy Wind River Assets for $67M

(Our Community News) - U.S. independent Contango Oil & Gas Co. plans to boost its natural gas production by more than half later this year with the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ conventional assets in Wyoming’s Wind River Basin for $67 million.

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Bunker Prices Are Edging Higher and Could Impact the Tanker Freight Rate Benchmarks

(Hellenic Shipping News) - With bunker pricing moving upwards a new revision of Worldscale rate is expected to transpire. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Gibson said that “the past couple of years have been very turbulent in many international markets due to the global pandemic.

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Can the Future of Food Be Sustainable in a Rapidly Growing World?

(Time) - The scale and reach of Cargill, the nation’s largest private company, is staggering. The Minnesota-based company, which operates in 70 countries and has 155,00 employees, is involved in a range of businesses across the food chain, from selling feed to farmers, to commodities and meat processing.

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Member News

Rhyolite Ridge: Investing in the future

(Elko Daily) - Alot has been happening with the Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project in recent months.
“On March 31, U.S. President Joe Biden announced plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to provide hundreds of millions in new subsidies for the mining of minerals critical for the wind, solar and electric vehicles industries.

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Penflex Becomes The Sulphur Institute's Newest Member

(MSN) - Penflex Corporation recently became the newest member of The Sulphur Institute (TSI), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safe use of sulfur.

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Koch to acquire 50% stake in JFC III from OCP

(Agri Business Global) - Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world's largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.

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Exxon posts biggest profit in seven years on high oil prices

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $8.87 billion, its largest in seven years, as the top U.S. oil producer benefited from strong energy prices.

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Shell ends 2021 on high note, hikes dividend and boosts buybacks

(Reuters) - Shell (SHEL.L) again boosted its dividend and share repurchases on Thursday after fourth quarter profits hit their highest in eight years, fuelled by higher oil and gas prices and strong gas trading performance.

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The Mosaic Company Comments on 10-Year High Fertilizer Prices

(The Daily Scoop) - Citing three key factors in today's fertilizer markets, The Mosaic Company says it recognizes fertilizer prices have increased dramatically in the past several months.

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Phillips 66 converting Alliance refinery into terminal

(Oil & Gas Journal) - Phillips 66 has decided to move forward with a plan to transform its 255,000-b/d Alliance refinery on the Mississippi River in Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, La., into a terminal that it will continue to operate as part of its midstream portfolio.

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Qatar energy and ExxonMobil sign Cyprus energy exploration deal

(Reuters) - A consortium consisting of Qatar Energy and ExxonMobil (XOM.N) has signed an agreement with Cyprus for energy exploration and production sharing in Block 5 in the southeast of the island, Qatari News Agency said on Friday.

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Ioneer gets $70 mln from Sibanye for U.S. lithium plant

(Reuters) - Australian lithium supplier ioneer Ltd (INR.AX) said on Thursday it had secured $70 million in funds from South Africa's Sibanye Stillwater (SSWJ.J)through a share placement to begin construction work at one of its mines in the United States.

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Veolia Regeneration Services recognized for HAZMAT safety by rail industry

(Association of American Railroads) The NAR Grand Slam Award is presented annually to companies that are exemplary shippers of hazardous materials. An award winner must have been recognized by at least four Class I railroads and have had zero non-accident releases involving their shipments the previous calendar year. A hazardous materials non-accident release is an unintentional release of a hazardous material while in transportation, but not involving an accident.

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