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Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

Food Technology Research
Aug 8, 2022
Solar Electric Tricycles for Rural Zimbabwean Businesswomen

Solar Electric Tricycles for Rural Zimbabwean Businesswomen

Robust, renewable energy charged electric tricycles, supported by trained community support services, provide an avenue for communities to overcome travel obstacles and contribute to local economies. Powered through community based off grid energy supply, e-tricycles could provide the incentive for increased economic activity, creating new local markets and enhancing rural livelihoods.
Food Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

Ecologists won't always need expensive and bulky equipment to measure vegetation in the wild. Scientists have discovered a modern heads-up display works pretty well. Researchers set up a Microsoft HoloLens as a mixed-reality sensor to feed VegSense, their application to measure understory vegetation, plant life that grows between the forest canopy and floor.
Food Technology Research
Jul 28, 2022
Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors on vertically stacked layers, has received no small amount of interest over the last few years. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2022-2032", details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

This premium article includes the interviews IDTechEx had at the European Robotics Forum 2022 with agricultural and social robot makers, along with an analysis of robots in the food processing industry, as well as safety measurements providers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: GreenTech 2022

Event Summary: GreenTech 2022

This premium article delves into the GreenTech 2022 event, held in Amsterdam from 14th-16th June, and summarizes some of the key talking points of the event, such as controlled environment agriculture (CEA) productivity and increasing sustainability in CEA.
Food Technology Research
Jun 22, 2022
Robot Reboot: The Latest Cyber Concept to Byte Into

Robot Reboot: The Latest Cyber Concept to Byte Into

Discussions about the ethics of robots are no new thing, but with the technology maturing and applications preparing to be utilized in the everyday world, is it time to revisit the conversation?
Food Technology Research
Jun 21, 2022
Webinar: The Role of Vertical Farms in Solving Today's Food Crises

Webinar: The Role of Vertical Farms in Solving Today's Food Crises

Thursday 7 July 2022 - IDTechEx will discuss how vertical farms can fit in with the coming age of agriculture. This webinar will include discussions on what vertical farms can bring to the agricultural industry, an overview of several limitations faced by the vertical farming industry today, and several possible methods for vertical farms to increase profitability
Food Technology Research
Jun 15, 2022
How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

As prices of wheat, fuel, and fertilizer rise, the total costs for farmers have been increasing. Given the intensified financial struggle, together with higher demand for food production, improving farming efficiencies is imminent.
Food Technology Research
Jun 13, 2022
Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. While still at an early stage, the researchers hope these nano-sensors could help uncover food pesticides before consumption.
Food Technology Research
Jun 8, 2022
Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec will expand the launch of its new cutting edge AgTech robotic platform, Solix Ag Robotics, into Canada in partnership with Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan. The new technology aims to provide farmers and agronomists a new level of information to increase yields, improve the usage of inputs, lower environmental impact, and support the global demand for food supply. The goal is to have the robot commercially available for the 2023 season for wheat crops.
Food Technology Research
Jun 6, 2022
Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability

Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability

IDTechEx has recently released "Vertical Farming: 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technology and market factors of the vertical farming industry, which has attracted much attention from investors over recent years. The vertical farming industry raised over $1 billion in funding in 2021, a record high that exceeded the combined funding generated in 2018 and 2019.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
Food Technology Research
May 27, 2022
Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem. Researchers used gene editing to turn off a specific molecule in the plant's genome which increased provitamin D3 in both the fruit and leaves of tomato plants. It was then converted to vitamin D3 through exposure to UVB light.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

The Renewable Materials Conference 2022 combines the three renewable alternatives to fossil-based materials: recycling, bio- and CO2-based. The three-day event was hosted by the nova-Institute in Cologne, Germany, and was attended by over 400 visitors. Suppliers of raw materials, refiners, and chemical/materials manufacturers and experts in the industry presented the progress and latest insights into recycling, bio-based materials, and carbon dioxide utilization. Challenges to the industry and opportunities were discussed in depth throughout presentations and panel discussions, and several key themes emerged from the conference. Many attendees represented brand owners, looking to replace their current materials in products and packaging with renewable alternatives. In this article, IDTechEx explores themes that emerged from this conference, and discusses the technologies presented.
Food Technology Research
May 25, 2022
Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Leptospirosis, a disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria, can cause kidney failure, liver disease and severe bleeding into the lungs. Early detection of the disease is crucial and may mean the difference between life and death.
Food Technology Research
May 20, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Thursday 26 May 2022 - Summary of service robots; Dominant and non-dominant applications of service robots; Analysis of the drivers and barriers to the non-dominant applications; Introduction of major market players; Opportunities and market gaps of the non-dominant applications; and more!
Food Technology Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
PHA Biopolyesters

PHA Biopolyesters

PHAs are a class of biopolyesters produced by microbes fed with sugar and fatty feedstocks such as organic waste. Their renewability, as well as their biodegradability, make these materials suitable alternatives to fossil-based plastics, particularly for applications in single-use plastics, yet historically PHA suppliers have struggled with high prices and low production. Recent developments in the industry, as well as the rising cost of brent crude, are making these biopolyesters more competitive against fossil-based plastics.
Food Technology Research
Aug 8, 2022
Solar Electric Tricycles for Rural Zimbabwean Businesswomen

Solar Electric Tricycles for Rural Zimbabwean Businesswomen

Robust, renewable energy charged electric tricycles, supported by trained community support services, provide an avenue for communities to overcome travel obstacles and contribute to local economies. Powered through community based off grid energy supply, e-tricycles could provide the incentive for increased economic activity, creating new local markets and enhancing rural livelihoods.
Food Technology Research
Jul 28, 2022
Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical Farming: Location a Key Factor to Success

Vertical farming, the practice of growing crops indoors on vertically stacked layers, has received no small amount of interest over the last few years. The recent IDTechEx report, "Vertical Farming 2022-2032", details the economic and technological factors shaping this rapidly growing industry.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: GreenTech 2022

Event Summary: GreenTech 2022

This premium article delves into the GreenTech 2022 event, held in Amsterdam from 14th-16th June, and summarizes some of the key talking points of the event, such as controlled environment agriculture (CEA) productivity and increasing sustainability in CEA.
Food Technology Research
Jun 21, 2022
Webinar: The Role of Vertical Farms in Solving Today's Food Crises

Webinar: The Role of Vertical Farms in Solving Today's Food Crises

Thursday 7 July 2022 - IDTechEx will discuss how vertical farms can fit in with the coming age of agriculture. This webinar will include discussions on what vertical farms can bring to the agricultural industry, an overview of several limitations faced by the vertical farming industry today, and several possible methods for vertical farms to increase profitability
Food Technology Research
Jun 13, 2022
Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. While still at an early stage, the researchers hope these nano-sensors could help uncover food pesticides before consumption.
Food Technology Research
Jun 6, 2022
Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability

Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability

IDTechEx has recently released "Vertical Farming: 2022-2032", a market research report exploring the technology and market factors of the vertical farming industry, which has attracted much attention from investors over recent years. The vertical farming industry raised over $1 billion in funding in 2021, a record high that exceeded the combined funding generated in 2018 and 2019.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2022
Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

Event Summary: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

The Renewable Materials Conference 2022 combines the three renewable alternatives to fossil-based materials: recycling, bio- and CO2-based. The three-day event was hosted by the nova-Institute in Cologne, Germany, and was attended by over 400 visitors. Suppliers of raw materials, refiners, and chemical/materials manufacturers and experts in the industry presented the progress and latest insights into recycling, bio-based materials, and carbon dioxide utilization. Challenges to the industry and opportunities were discussed in depth throughout presentations and panel discussions, and several key themes emerged from the conference. Many attendees represented brand owners, looking to replace their current materials in products and packaging with renewable alternatives. In this article, IDTechEx explores themes that emerged from this conference, and discusses the technologies presented.
Food Technology Research
May 20, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Service Robots

Thursday 26 May 2022 - Summary of service robots; Dominant and non-dominant applications of service robots; Analysis of the drivers and barriers to the non-dominant applications; Introduction of major market players; Opportunities and market gaps of the non-dominant applications; and more!
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
PHA Biopolyesters

PHA Biopolyesters

PHAs are a class of biopolyesters produced by microbes fed with sugar and fatty feedstocks such as organic waste. Their renewability, as well as their biodegradability, make these materials suitable alternatives to fossil-based plastics, particularly for applications in single-use plastics, yet historically PHA suppliers have struggled with high prices and low production. Recent developments in the industry, as well as the rising cost of brent crude, are making these biopolyesters more competitive against fossil-based plastics.
Food Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

Ecologists won't always need expensive and bulky equipment to measure vegetation in the wild. Scientists have discovered a modern heads-up display works pretty well. Researchers set up a Microsoft HoloLens as a mixed-reality sensor to feed VegSense, their application to measure understory vegetation, plant life that grows between the forest canopy and floor.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

European Robotics Forum 2022 — Part Two

This premium article includes the interviews IDTechEx had at the European Robotics Forum 2022 with agricultural and social robot makers, along with an analysis of robots in the food processing industry, as well as safety measurements providers.
Food Technology Research
Jun 22, 2022
Robot Reboot: The Latest Cyber Concept to Byte Into

Robot Reboot: The Latest Cyber Concept to Byte Into

Discussions about the ethics of robots are no new thing, but with the technology maturing and applications preparing to be utilized in the everyday world, is it time to revisit the conversation?
Food Technology Research
Jun 15, 2022
How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages

As prices of wheat, fuel, and fertilizer rise, the total costs for farmers have been increasing. Given the intensified financial struggle, together with higher demand for food production, improving farming efficiencies is imminent.
Food Technology Research
Jun 8, 2022
Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec Expands New AgTech Robot in Canada

Solinftec will expand the launch of its new cutting edge AgTech robotic platform, Solix Ag Robotics, into Canada in partnership with Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan. The new technology aims to provide farmers and agronomists a new level of information to increase yields, improve the usage of inputs, lower environmental impact, and support the global demand for food supply. The goal is to have the robot commercially available for the 2023 season for wheat crops.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
Food Technology Research
May 27, 2022
Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Gene Edited Tomatoes Could be a New Source of Vitamin D

Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem. Researchers used gene editing to turn off a specific molecule in the plant's genome which increased provitamin D3 in both the fruit and leaves of tomato plants. It was then converted to vitamin D3 through exposure to UVB light.
Food Technology Research
May 25, 2022
Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs

Leptospirosis, a disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria, can cause kidney failure, liver disease and severe bleeding into the lungs. Early detection of the disease is crucial and may mean the difference between life and death.
Food Technology Research
May 11, 2022
Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

Drones Can Help Dairy Farms Manage Methane Emissions

About 50% of the methane that California emits comes from dairy farms. In order to meet strict climate goals, the state has proposed ways to regulate dairy methane emissions. But these efforts run up against a big problem: There isn't currently a reliable way for dairy farmers to measure the amount of methane produced on their farm.
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