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Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

AgTech Progress
Sep 15, 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
AgTech Progress
Sep 13, 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tacke Feral Herds in Australia

SpaceCows: Using AI to Tacke Feral Herds in Australia

Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
AgTech Progress
Sep 8, 2021
First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

UK research institute Rothamsted Research, a pioneer of GM crop trials since the 1990s, has been granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited. The Hertfordshire-based experiments will be the first field trials of CRISPR edited wheat anywhere in the UK or Europe.
AgTech Progress
Sep 6, 2021
IDTechEx Report Outlines Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Report Outlines Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around agricultural robotics. Based on IDTechEx's technical and industry analysis, the agricultural robotics market size is forecast to reach $6.7 billion by 2032.
AgTech Progress
Aug 26, 2021
First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

Scientists used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cows to 3D-print a meat alternative containing muscle, fat, and blood vessels arranged to closely resemble conventional steaks. This work may help usher in a more sustainable future with widely available cultured meat.
AgTech Progress
Aug 19, 2021
Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

The untapped potential of ocean wave energy is vast - it has been estimated that the power of coastal waves around the world each year is equivalent to annual global electricity production. With over 35,000 km of coastline, Australia is ideally placed to tap into this power source. Analysis shows Australia could produce twice its current electricity output by harvesting just 17% of its wave energy.
AgTech Progress
Aug 16, 2021
Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

A radical collaboration between a biologist and an engineer is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops. The technology they've developed, using robotics and AI to identify grape plants infected with a devastating fungus, will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research.
AgTech Progress
Aug 13, 2021
Precision Farming Drives Uptake for Drone Technologies

Precision Farming Drives Uptake for Drone Technologies

IDTechEx has a detailed market research report on the drone technologies market, "Drone Market and Industries 2021-2041". In this report, IDTechEx combines expert analysis and years of knowledge of this innovative industry to disseminate the most important and critical information into one clear concise market research report. This article discusses the use case of drones in agricultural applications.
AgTech Progress
Aug 10, 2021
Narrow Electric Tractor Perfect for Vineyards

Narrow Electric Tractor Perfect for Vineyards

Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics announced the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations.
AgTech Progress
Aug 9, 2021
Solar-Powered Microbes to Feed the World?

Solar-Powered Microbes to Feed the World?

An international research team has shown that using solar-panels to produce microbial protein - which is rich not just in proteins but also in other nutrients - is more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly than growing conventional crops. This method uses solar energy, land, nutrients, and carbon dioxide from the air.
AgTech Progress
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
AgTech Progress
Aug 4, 2021
Komatsu Announces Alliance to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Solutions

Komatsu Announces Alliance to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Solutions

Working together to rapidly innovate in support of carbon reduction targets, Komatsu and several of its customers have formed the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance. The founding members of the alliance are Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelco and Boliden.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The cultured meat industry: an overview

The cultured meat industry: an overview

In 2016, there were only 4 players in the industry. Five years later, there are about 40 start-ups and established players working to produce cultured meat, with many other companies operating in "stealth mode"
AgTech Progress
Jul 28, 2021
Developing Machine Learning Tools for Soil Moisture Data

Developing Machine Learning Tools for Soil Moisture Data

Currently, various different products are available for data on soil moisture and evapotranspiration, the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and transpiration from plants. However, there is no consensus about the best datasets to use to support on-farm decision-making, and the data are not easy to access or use.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mining Electric Power Toolkit

Mining Electric Power Toolkit

Construction, agriculture and mining are progressing towards 100% electrics from off-grid zero emission electricity production on site, with mining sites and farm desalination particularly power hungry up to 100MW levels.
External Company Press Release
Award for Europe's Largest "Fruitvoltaic" System

Award for Europe's Largest "Fruitvoltaic" System

The project in Babberich has a capacity of 2.67 MWp and is spread over 3.3 hectares of a raspberry farm. Due to the special construction of the semi-transparent photovoltaic roof, there is no need for plastic arches to protect against extreme weather events. The solution provides a stable climate for growing fruits and generates green energy at the same time.
AgTech Progress
Jul 21, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat

Wednesday 28 July 2021 - Plant-Based Meat: Able to Disrupt the $1 Trillion Global Meat Industry? This webinar includes the sustainability issues facing the meat industry and the need for alternatives; investments made into the plant-based meat industry; an overview of the major players in the field; and more.
AgTech Progress
Jul 20, 2021
Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat

Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat

Plant-based meat has increasingly been making headlines in recent years, as product sales swell and industry investment continues to reach dizzying heights.However, this is only the beginning. Plant-based meat producers are increasingly looking towards a range of emerging technologies to create the next generation of hyper-realistic plant-based alternatives.
AgTech Progress
Jul 16, 2021
First Precision Breeding of Sugarcane With CRISPR/Cas9

First Precision Breeding of Sugarcane With CRISPR/Cas9

Sugarcane is one of the most productive plants on Earth, providing 80 percent of the sugar and 30 percent of the bioethanol produced worldwide. Its size and efficient use of water and light give it tremendous potential for the production of renewable value-added bioproducts and biofuels. But the highly complex sugarcane genome poses challenges for conventional breeding, requiring more than a decade of trials for the development of an improved cultivar.
AgTech Progress
Sep 15, 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
AgTech Progress
Sep 8, 2021
First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

UK research institute Rothamsted Research, a pioneer of GM crop trials since the 1990s, has been granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited. The Hertfordshire-based experiments will be the first field trials of CRISPR edited wheat anywhere in the UK or Europe.
AgTech Progress
Aug 26, 2021
First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

First 3D-Bioprinted Structured Wagyu Beef-Like Meat Unveiled

Scientists used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cows to 3D-print a meat alternative containing muscle, fat, and blood vessels arranged to closely resemble conventional steaks. This work may help usher in a more sustainable future with widely available cultured meat.
AgTech Progress
Aug 16, 2021
Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

A radical collaboration between a biologist and an engineer is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops. The technology they've developed, using robotics and AI to identify grape plants infected with a devastating fungus, will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research.
AgTech Progress
Aug 10, 2021
Narrow Electric Tractor Perfect for Vineyards

Narrow Electric Tractor Perfect for Vineyards

Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics announced the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations.
AgTech Progress
Aug 5, 2021
Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Electrification Will Take Mines Beyond Mining

Imagine mines with so much electricity production and storage that they do far more downstream processing. As reserves deplete, many will even transition to being zero-emission power stations and electricity storage for local communities and industry or even national grids. The cost of making-good becomes income from reinvention. That is the untold story of mining electrification, beyond the vital safety, greening, and cost reduction of electrics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The cultured meat industry: an overview

The cultured meat industry: an overview

In 2016, there were only 4 players in the industry. Five years later, there are about 40 start-ups and established players working to produce cultured meat, with many other companies operating in "stealth mode"
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Mining Electric Power Toolkit

Mining Electric Power Toolkit

Construction, agriculture and mining are progressing towards 100% electrics from off-grid zero emission electricity production on site, with mining sites and farm desalination particularly power hungry up to 100MW levels.
AgTech Progress
Jul 21, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat

Wednesday 28 July 2021 - Plant-Based Meat: Able to Disrupt the $1 Trillion Global Meat Industry? This webinar includes the sustainability issues facing the meat industry and the need for alternatives; investments made into the plant-based meat industry; an overview of the major players in the field; and more.
AgTech Progress
Jul 16, 2021
First Precision Breeding of Sugarcane With CRISPR/Cas9

First Precision Breeding of Sugarcane With CRISPR/Cas9

Sugarcane is one of the most productive plants on Earth, providing 80 percent of the sugar and 30 percent of the bioethanol produced worldwide. Its size and efficient use of water and light give it tremendous potential for the production of renewable value-added bioproducts and biofuels. But the highly complex sugarcane genome poses challenges for conventional breeding, requiring more than a decade of trials for the development of an improved cultivar.
AgTech Progress
Sep 13, 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tacke Feral Herds in Australia

SpaceCows: Using AI to Tacke Feral Herds in Australia

Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
AgTech Progress
Sep 6, 2021
IDTechEx Report Outlines Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx Report Outlines Future of the Agricultural Robotics Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Agricultural Robotics Market 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around agricultural robotics. Based on IDTechEx's technical and industry analysis, the agricultural robotics market size is forecast to reach $6.7 billion by 2032.
AgTech Progress
Aug 19, 2021
Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

Technology That Can Double The Power Harvested From Ocean Waves

The untapped potential of ocean wave energy is vast - it has been estimated that the power of coastal waves around the world each year is equivalent to annual global electricity production. With over 35,000 km of coastline, Australia is ideally placed to tap into this power source. Analysis shows Australia could produce twice its current electricity output by harvesting just 17% of its wave energy.
AgTech Progress
Aug 13, 2021
Precision Farming Drives Uptake for Drone Technologies

Precision Farming Drives Uptake for Drone Technologies

IDTechEx has a detailed market research report on the drone technologies market, "Drone Market and Industries 2021-2041". In this report, IDTechEx combines expert analysis and years of knowledge of this innovative industry to disseminate the most important and critical information into one clear concise market research report. This article discusses the use case of drones in agricultural applications.
AgTech Progress
Aug 9, 2021
Solar-Powered Microbes to Feed the World?

Solar-Powered Microbes to Feed the World?

An international research team has shown that using solar-panels to produce microbial protein - which is rich not just in proteins but also in other nutrients - is more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly than growing conventional crops. This method uses solar energy, land, nutrients, and carbon dioxide from the air.
AgTech Progress
Aug 4, 2021
Komatsu Announces Alliance to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Solutions

Komatsu Announces Alliance to Advance Zero-Emission Mining Solutions

Working together to rapidly innovate in support of carbon reduction targets, Komatsu and several of its customers have formed the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance. The founding members of the alliance are Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelco and Boliden.
AgTech Progress
Jul 28, 2021
Developing Machine Learning Tools for Soil Moisture Data

Developing Machine Learning Tools for Soil Moisture Data

Currently, various different products are available for data on soil moisture and evapotranspiration, the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and transpiration from plants. However, there is no consensus about the best datasets to use to support on-farm decision-making, and the data are not easy to access or use.
External Company Press Release
Award for Europe's Largest "Fruitvoltaic" System

Award for Europe's Largest "Fruitvoltaic" System

The project in Babberich has a capacity of 2.67 MWp and is spread over 3.3 hectares of a raspberry farm. Due to the special construction of the semi-transparent photovoltaic roof, there is no need for plastic arches to protect against extreme weather events. The solution provides a stable climate for growing fruits and generates green energy at the same time.
AgTech Progress
Jul 20, 2021
Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat

Emerging Technologies Set to Shape Next Generation of Plant-Based Meat

Plant-based meat has increasingly been making headlines in recent years, as product sales swell and industry investment continues to reach dizzying heights.However, this is only the beginning. Plant-based meat producers are increasingly looking towards a range of emerging technologies to create the next generation of hyper-realistic plant-based alternatives.
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