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Radioactive decay to detect of food fraud

Consumer?s awareness of food fraud is constantly increasing for instance through reports on the Opson VI operation of Europol and Interpol. However, far less known is the adulteration of additives, e.g. flavours. Extraction of flavours from a natural source is often very complex and thus expensive (e.g. vanillin from bourbon vanilla pods). In comparison with that production of artificial vanillin in the lab is far cheaper. Differentiation between natural and artificially synthesised flavours can only be done, if at all, by specialised laboratories. Existing methods commonly used to detect food ...

23.10.2017

United Kingdom: Leasehold Rip-Offs: The problem of onerous ground rents

There has been much media concern in the UK recently over onerous ground rent provisions in long leases. Attention has focused on ground rents that are initially modest, but which double after a certain amount of time, and then double again, and again, till the end of the lease. Rents which double every 25 or 50 years have been relatively common in newly built properties since the 1990s, but the current concern centres on ground rents that double as often as every 10 years. On that basis, if a lease has an initial ground rent of £250 p.a., then after 60 years, the leaseholder will be obliged t ...

20.10.2017

HUBER+SUHNER to highlight latest developments in RF energy technology at SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit

Erding, Germany. 11 October 2017 – HUBER+SUHNER, leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, is set to highlight the latest developments in RF energy technology at the SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit, taking place October 17 in Erding, Germany. At the Summit, attendees will learn about the latest developments of solid state RF energy technology, which promises to change the landscape of many commercial applications such as microwave ovens, plasma lighting, medical, automotive and heating. At the Summit, Hannes Grubinger, Market Manager ...

11.10.2017

Intertek Food Services in Bremen goes from strength to strength

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is celebrating continued business and professional success in the D-A-CH region. Intertek?s main location for food testing in Bremen continues its journey from ?Good to Great? with increased demand for its food testing and label validation services. During 2017, the Bremen laboratory has invested in state-of-the-art equipment, the recruitment of staff including experts in the analysis of honey and bee products as well as NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) profiling. Sandra Meixner, Director of Operations, Intertek Food ...

10.10.2017

Tentamus Group completes the takeover of the TÜV Rheinland food analysis laboratories

TÜV Rheinland decided to step out of the food analytics testing business and sell all food related activities to Berlin/German based Tentamus Group. Today, the transfer process was completed. The Chinese laboratories in Fuzhou and Hainan, as well as the laboratory in Kaohsiung/Taiwan will strengthen the existing laboratory network of the Tentamus Group in Greater China significantly. Local authorities have approved or registered the transaction, thereby fulfilling legal closing requirements. Thus the previous TÜV Rheinland laboratories will in the future trade under the names, Tentamus Analyti ...

02.10.2017

Sermsang Power (SET:SSP) on Course to Become Asia's Leading Energy Firm

BANGKOK, Sept 27, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Sermsang Power Corporation (SET:SSP), a company holding shares in local and overseas renewable energy power producers and suppliers and connected businesses, believes that the company's stock will attract investors' interest on its first trading day on the MAI. Its solar farm in Lop Buri Province has begun commercial operation with a contracted capacity of 40MW and an installed capacity of 52MW, and it is also investing in eight more solar farm projects with a total installed capacity of 122.4MW in Thailand and Japan, which are expected to be ...

28.09.2017

Sermsang Power (SET:SSP) on Course to Become Asia''s Leading Energy Firm

BANGKOK, Sept 27, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Sermsang Power Corporation (SET:SSP), a company holding shares in local and overseas renewable energy power producers and suppliers and connected businesses, believes that the company''s stock will attract investors'' interest on its first trading day on the MAI. Its solar farm in Lop Buri Province has begun commercial operation with a contracted capacity of 40MW and an installed capacity of 52MW, and it is also investing in eight more solar farm projects with a total installed capacity of 122.4MW in Thailand and Japan, which are ex ...

28.09.2017

Natural Power expands US team

Natural Power’s North American team continues to expand with the appointment of Evan Osler to the role of Business Development Manager. He joins from NRG Systems where he was the Senior Technical Lead for remote sensing products. He is a wind energy expert with professional experience in a range of roles including project development consulting, preconstruction and operational wind and energy assessment, and leading-edge equipment sales and marketing. Evan said: “Natural Power’s technical expertise in renewable energy spans across technologies, the project lifecycle and geographies, and its ...

25.09.2017

VelaLabs? A Tentamus Company now offers Analyses of Leachables&Extractables

In order to enlarge the service portfolio for our customers in the pharma sector Tentamus has invested in new analytical instruments. A state-of-the-art UHPLC coupled with a high resolution Q-TOF MS allows both identification and quantitation of leachable and extractable and a reliable prediction of sum formulas. Subsequently the MS/MS spectra of compounds of interest are compared with databases or reference standards. In combination with the ability to quantify, a comprehensive summary can be created and used as the basis for toxicological assessment. This further development enables the Tent ...

21.09.2017

Severn Trent Water trials Rezatec''s innovative geospatial data analytics to monitor asset risk and detect pipeline leakage

Harwell, Oxfordshire, 21st September 2017. Severn Trent Water are now trialling Rezatec’s unique and pioneering asset risk monitoring and pipeline leakage detection data products with a view to reducing their costs and improving operational efficiency. The satellite-powered geospatial data analytics provide important insights to support asset maintenance and event management and can facilitate intelligent deployment of ground survey teams for targeted investigation and remediation activities. Using its innovative approach to analysing big data including machine learning and proprietary data p ...

21.09.2017

Vanilla? Real, Expensive

Genuine vanilla has the reputation of being an exquisit spice which is reflected in its price. Depictions of vanilla beans on a vanillin containing product are often used to highlight exclusiveness. But beware! Not all vanillin used is actually extracted from genuine vanilla, i.e. Vanilla planifolia or Vanilla tahitiensis. In fact, the amount of vanillin produced from genuine vanilla is not nearly enough to meet industry demands.Far cheaper?articficial? vanillin produced synthetically is often used as substitute. According to offers on ?alibaba.com? prices for this kind of vanillin ranges from ...

07.09.2017

Minerva Scientific Limited joins the Tentamus Group

The Tentamus Group today welcomes its newest Group Member: Minerva Scientific Limited (?Minerva?). Specialised in the Group?s core competencies of honey and pharmaceutical testing, the acquisition of Minerva further expands Tentamus? global reach. Abgar Barseyten, CEO of Tentamus Group, says, ?We take our slogan ?Labs for Life? seriously and our labs throughout the worldstrive to deliver high-quality food and pharmaceutical testing. Together with QSI in Bremen (Germany) and CFL (USA) we are the global market leader in high-end honey testing.?Ian Brown, CEO of Minerva, commented,?We have worked ...

06.09.2017

Greater variety makes companies more attractive and more successful

and experienced executives. In the IT industry, in particular, the situation has worsened dramatically. The typical candidate ? male and young? has long since become a scarce commodity. That?s why diversity management is increasingly becoming a key factor for recruiters in the fight against the shortage. In essence, it?s about recruiting greater numbers of women, employees from abroad, older workers or people with disabilities, and creating an attractive environment for these groups. In the realm of HR, diversity is about having an open corporate culture that promotes diversity and dif ...

21.08.2017

How digitization is affecting corporate culture

anufacturers and media groups: the digitization of the economy is progressing inexorably through all industries and companies of varying sizes. ?To meet the needs of the customer and to prevent losing pace with competitors, companies are being challenged to respond to the digital world. This is the only way they can survive in the digital age,? claims Martin Krill, Managing Director of Hager Unternehmensberatung. For the digital transformation to succeed, a fundamental change of the existing corporate culture is essential. For employees and managers, digital literacy is increasingly be ...

15.08.2017

Between hype and rejection: "Cloud and multi-Cloud usage in Germany"

challenges presented by cloud computing for companies in Germany Their findings will be published in the coming weeks as individual compact blog posts IT specialist and multi-cloud service integrator, Arvato Systems, has commissioned the market analysis and consulting company Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) to carry out a trend analysis. The results of this analysis will be published over the course of 14 days as posts on the Arvato Systems Cloud blog with comments supplied by the analysts. Cloud computing has long since progressed from being the predominant topic in i ...

09.08.2017

Natural Power advises Octopus on 149MW portfolio deal

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has advised funds managed by Octopus Investments (“Octopus”) on the acquisition of a 149MW portfolio of four UK-based onshore wind projects. Giles Dearden, Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, said: “We’re delighted to have acted as technical advisors for Octopus in the acquisition of this wind farm portfolio.” Chris Gaydon, a director on Octopus’ Energy Investments team, said: “We were very pleased with the speed and professionalism of Natural Power’s support throughout this transaction.” The acquired portfolio i ...

01.08.2017

Gael planning in Ireland

Natural Power’s Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner. A qualified planner with more than 15 years of experience working within the planning system in Ireland and nine years’ experience in relation to the planning and development of the Irish transmission system, Gael joins the Natural Power team in Ireland having also previously worked for several local authorities and the transmission system operator in senior/principal planner roles. She has a strong background in all aspects of feasibility, land use management, strategic pla ...

24.07.2017

John Gustafson named CEO of Nexant

Nexant, Inc., a global provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy industries, announced today that it has appointed John Gustafson as the company’s new CEO. Mr. Gustafson comes to Nexant from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he served as Vice President and Head of the Utility and Energy Business Unit. He has held similar leadership roles at other leading service and solution providers including Wipro, IBM, and others. Mr. Gustafson is a recognized leader in the Utility and Energy Industry who has consistently delivered transformative growth in previous roles build ...

18.07.2017

Workshop on off-grid energy supply being held in Bavaria for the fifth time

Memmingen, 03.07.2017. On 28 and 29 September the Stadthalle in the Bavarian city of Memmingen is the venue for lectures and interactive events relating to new developments in off-grid power and water supply. Around 450 participants from the international off-grid sector are expected to attend the workshop and accompanying exhibition. The programme is in German and English, with simultaneous translation of all lectures. For the first time at this workshop, which has been held every two years since 2011, there will be a forum dealing with the subject of water and auctions of off-grid components ...

03.07.2017

Travel-Domains: "We have improved our position at search engines"

This is an interview with the management of http://www.soleq.travel, which operates in Ecuador. What does your company do? It deals with tourist activity. We love to organize trips to Ecuador and Galapagos. At soleq.travel you can find all the necessary information to plan your vacations and discover the outstanding four regions of Ecuador. Which audience is it aimed at? At the foreign public. How was public reception? Very good. From the first moment, the public was confident about our travel offers. We strive to make every experience unique to ...

01.07.2017


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