April 19, 2018

20/04/2018: Dustin Mcevoy joins Superior Grain Equipment as Technical Sales Coordinator

Dustin McEvoy has joined Superior Grain Equipment as a Technical Sales Coordinator, bringing more than 10 years of grain storage and handling experience to the company.
 



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20/04/2018: Agribusiness in Africa: The future was yesterday

by Olumide Famakinwa, Agribusiness Development Practitioner/CEO, Firstling, Lagos, Nigeria

More than 60 percent of Africa is arable land and there are more than 35 million small farmers, Africa produces just three percent of the world’s rice and wheat, and 10 percent of the world’s maize.

Agribusiness is simply the business of agricultural production. Agribusiness touches on health, nutrition, safety, science and environment, however due to more efficient operating practices, new technologies, increased level of partnership and collaboration across the supply chain, the future for the industry is very attractive and still emerging.
 


Clichés describing agribusiness are quite valid from the farm to the fork, soil to the skin, seed to feed, ground to grub, from the earth to the edible, all give credence to the detailed and concise process of the value chain and end to end processes.

Key trends shaping agribusiness are the needs for more food, biofuels, raising importance of environmental sustainability, continued food price volatility and globalisation.

The catchphrase ‘The Future was Yesterday’ highlights the pragmatic and cautious need to fast track the process of agribusiness transformation and industrialisation in Africa considering the empirical evidence that the developed countries of the world have attained monumental heights and are just consolidating on the gains of a mature and structured market.

Presently the developed countries have moved the agribusiness industry platform to the heart of digitalisation, digitalisation is not only widening access to markets and improving efficiencies but it also increasing transparency in terms of costs of production, added value, location, tracking and cost of shipments. In simple words the future of agribusiness is going digital all the way and Africa must meander through the murky waters of the past and present to appropriately direct the future.

Technology is playing a huge role in the transformation of agricultural supply chains. The deep roots and contemplation of the main theme of this article is extracted from the historicity of the industrial revolution sandwiched in between the preceding agricultural revolution and post information technology revolution.

The industrial revolution reflects our challenges as a continent in terms of scale and scope of transformation, which would involve all stakeholders of the polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. How integrated and comprehensive is our response to the process of agribusiness industrialisation? It has been agonisingly slow and the methodology seems regressive in planning, implementation and control based on impact and results.


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Evonik company profile




Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of their strategy, which is supported by their owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalisation—and their goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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April 18, 2018

19/04/2018: EFFPA & FEFAC welcome commission guidelines on feed use of former foodstuffs

The European Commission published its Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption on 17 April 2018, as the next key deliverable of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan on food waste.
 


EFFPA and FEFAC highly appreciate the efforts that have been made by the European Commission in cooperation with the national competent authorities to develop a practical guidance document that increases the legal certainty for the former foodstuff processing sector while preserving the integrity and safety of the EU food and feed chain.

 
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19/04/2018: The malting business

by Cimbria, Denmark

Cimbria has been involved in the malting industry for over 40 years and is a leader in supplying cleaning, drying and conveying equipment for malting barley and dry malt processing equipment.

In the UK, there are five main malt production companies and they all have three or more sites producing malt for UK brewers and the distilling industry in Scotland. Last year, Cimbria equipment was installed on three projects in the malting sector in different areas of the malting process.
 


Starting at the beginning of the malting process – barley dressing
Crisp Malting Group needed to replace their old barley dressers and hoped to improve the sample at the same time; they chose the Cimbria Delta 116 for the project. The building was quite restricted in terms of space, but due to improvements in cleaner design they were able to get greater screen area and a more effective aspiration system to clean out the dust and barley awns more effectively with the new cleaner. Improved quality of malting barley going to steep was achieved at a capacity of up to 23 tph. A Cimbria Delta 145 for cleaning malt at 30 tph was also included within the scope of this project.

The dressed malting barley then goes to be steeped, changing the density and flow characteristics of the barley. Moisture content is increased to 45 percent with some germination already taking place.

Bairds at Witham, one of Cimbria UK’s longstanding malting customers, had a wet pumped blow line system for conveying steeped barley to the germination vessels that needed to be replaced. The Cimbria proposal was to use six Cimbria Contec screw conveyors of the type SUH 500, discharging the steeps at 90 tph using low flight speeds to reduce damage to the germinating malting barley. De-watering outlets remove excess water from the conveyors, whilst hinged lids allow the machines to be cleaned down manually by pressure washer between batches. The customer is pleased with the robust equipment. Discharge capacity has exceeded expectations and the system has helped improve germination yield of the malting barley.

Steeped barley then germinates in vessels to become green malt and is kiln-dried to become the final product – malt. The malt is de-culmed and dressed prior to going out to customers in bulk or bag.

Simpsons Malt wanted to upgrade its existing 20 tph malt dressing plant. The existing equipment was not fast enough, so Cimbria proposed 2 x 146 Combi Cleaners mounted back-to-back, which would easily give 60 tph dressing and polishing of the malt prior to bulk discharge for delivery to its customers. Cimbria continues to develop equipment for the malt production process and recognizes the importance of this sector to its business.


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Amandus Kahl company profile




Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG plan, design, and build machines, plants, and turnkey production factories for conditioning and pelleting.

Their processes are used successfully in many different industries, such as the food and feed industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as the disposal and recycling industry.

More than 130 years of experience in plant and machine manufacture have made Amandus Kahl a respected manufacturer and supplier of extruders, compound feed presses, wood pelleting plants or granulate coolers, for example.

The company’s motivation has always been to develop an even better product for their customers. For this reason they cooperate with research institutes and universities. You can always be sure that they will supply you an optimally customised wood pelleting plant, grain cooking plant, waste-tyre recycling plant etc.
Their scope of services also comprises maintenance and repair of the compacting machines, compound feed presses, extruders and wood pelleting plants as well as all other products they offer in their company.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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18/04/2018: Bühler presents new digital solutions for the food processing industry

Bühler is set to unveil ground breaking digital technologies that include minimising toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft.
  


The new digital solutions and services will be presented at the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe in Germany.  Watch this space as Milling and Grain will be live at the event to bring you the very latest developments on this new technology.


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