Insights from BCC Research

Slow-Release Fertilizer: Higher Crop Yield, Less Environmental Harm

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

agriculture marketBCC Research identifies the controlled release of a substance as a niche application because it comes at a premium and it’s used only during selected applications. One such niche is the agricultural market.

In developing countries, the cost of fertilizer remains relatively high and can limit food production. But researchers have discovered a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer that could contribute to a second food revolution.
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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

First Onboard BWTS Cruises into Great Lakes System

Posted by Clayton Luz on Oct 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Last August, an ocean-going laker set precedent as it entered the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, which is located on Lake Michigan. The Federal Caribou is equipped with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), a first for ships transiting the Great Lakes.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

Wave Energy Powers Unique Desalination Device

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A start-up company’s trio of founders is hoping its innovative desalination technology will help coastal communities around the world meet the dire need for drinking water, including in their home state of North Carolina.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

Another Industry Player Joins Membrane-Based Carbon Capture Segment

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The carbon capture segment of the global membrane technology market records another entry into its fold. Whitefox Technologies announced last month it plans to enter the carbon capture and storage sector (CSS), with plans to build a demonstration unit, according to Madeleine Cuff.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology