(AG Week) - ARGO, North Dakota -- When farmers and producers think of ways to garner extra cash flow from their operation, many times adding another form of livestock or perhaps another row-crop to their acres is the first thing that comes to mind. However, there is another way agriculturalists can capitalize funds from their operation: by selling carbon credits.
(Reuters) - British business energy supplier CNG Energy Ltd is ceasing to trade, it said on Wednesday, joining 17 energy suppliers in the country that have gone bust due to high wholesale energy prices since September.
(CBC) - U.S., China, India and Japan still haven't set a date for ending their dependence on coal. In the fight to curb climate change, several major coal-using nations announced steps Thursday to wean themselves -- at times slowly -- off of the heavily polluting fossil fuel.
(Yahoo) - The world is facing the prospect of a dramatic shortfall in food production as rising energy prices cascade through global agriculture, the CEO of Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International says.
(Dry Bulk) - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd have announced an agreement with Vale International SA to conduct a joint study on the installation of a wind propulsion system called Rotor Sail on a 200 000-t class in-service bulk carrier, which mainly transports iron ore for steel production.
(World Fertilizer) - Nuberg EPC has been awarded two sulfuric acid plant projects in Gamasa City, Egypt, and Oromia, Ethiopia. The 500 million tpd and 5 MW Rating STG Set in Egypt and 50 tpd sulfuric acid and 40 tpd aluminium sulfate revamp project in Ethiopia have been won on EPC and LSTK basis. The Egypt project is scheduled to be delivered in 22 months and the Ethiopia project in 15 months from the contract LC opening date.
(Reuters) - The world's farmers have found a potential new revenue stream under their feet, as the biggest agriculture companies launch programs to sequester carbon and generate valuable credits, a financial instrument to offset pollution.
(AP) -- Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate change, a study released Friday claimed.
(Reuters) - JPMorgan (JPM.N) plans to keep lending to the fossil fuel industry to help it transition to a low-carbon economy, despite campaigner calls for banks to phase out financing to the sector, an executive said on Thursday.
(Argus Media) - South Korea's sulphuric acid exports slid by 13pc in September compared with a year earlier, driven by falling deliveries to China and Chile.
(Reuters) - China’s state planner said on Wednesday it will take steps to safeguard fertilizer supplies by improving capacity utilization and rail transport, keeping tabs on import and export trends and strengthening the role of reserves.
(Port News) - In almost 10 month of the year, cargo turnover on inland water ways of the Azov-Don Basin decreased by 1 million tonnes versus the same period of 2020. Transportation of agricultural goods and sulphur has reduced by almost a half with the decrease demonstrated by other types of cargo as well.
(FleetPoint) - Resurgence in fuel prices, set to be passed on by carriers, means cargo owners will have to contend with higher bunker adjustment factors on top of already high freight rates.
Shippers are being warned to prepare for higher bunker adjustment factors on top of already high freight rates as carriers seek to claw back rising fuel costs.
(Reuters) - Fatih Birol is cracking skulls again. The boss of the International Energy Agency, which represents global power consumers, caused a stink in May with prescriptions for what the world needs to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The implication of his first progress update, ahead of the COP26 gathering, is that the focus of decarbonisation lobbyists may be too narrow.
(Reuters) - The world's spare oil production capacity which helps smooth the market will fall by the end of 2022 as OPEC+ producers lift output, highlighting the need for more investment to meet rising crude demand, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - China coal prices held near record highs on Thursday as cold weather swept into the country's north and power plants stocked up on the fuel to ease an energy crunch that is fuelling unprecedented factory gate inflation.
(Zawya) - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has dropped plans to build a 400,000 barrels per day refinery in Ruwais citing changing economic outlook for the project.
(Reuters) - Global copper smelting activity rebounded in September as higher treatment charges spurred many smelters to increase output, data from satellite surveillance showed on Monday.
(CNN) - In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the small town of Morehead is home to the biggest greenhouse in the US. But the facility is more than just an oversized version of a backyard greenhouse; this high-tech operation uses robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and data to grow up to 45 million pounds of tomatoes per year.
(Phys) - A group of highly reactive compounds called persulfides have provoked great curiosity among biochemists, because of their role in nature, and how they interact with proteins to change their structure and function, affecting health, aging and disease processes.
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. held a celebratory groundbreaking to mark the commencement of construction on a new liquid fertilizer facility in Defiance, Ohio. The new 50,000-square-foot production facility will occupy 50 acres and is set to become operational in 2024. The facility will service the Eastern Great Lakes Region through its distribution partners and will include terminal loadouts for rail cars and tanker trucks.
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Thursday it will buy lithium from ioneer Ltd's (INR.AX) Rhyolite Ridge mining project in Nevada and use the metal to build electric vehicle batteries in the United States.
(The Daily Scoop) - "The closing of this acquisition marks Koch's first substantial investment on the African continent," said Brad Razook, Executive VP of Koch Industries and CEO, Resources. "We are excited to add another nutrient to the KAES portfolio in collaboration with a world-class partner."
(The Wall Street Journal) - Political uncertainty is clouding prospects for new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but Shell PLC—the Gulf’s biggest producer—is still investing billions of dollars in its waters to pump oil for years to come.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.