The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Seaper Powers’ Album, “Connecting To Animals” Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products!

Kim Cameron (Creator/Author/Producer of Seaper Powers)

“Connecting To Animals’ is an island-style children’s album based on the upcoming film and book series, Seaper Powers.

I am a vocal teacher in an after school mentoring program in the heart of Miami.  The children love to sing, they love to dance, so this album was really dedicated to each and every one of them.”

— Kim Cameron

MIAMI BEACH, FL, USA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ‘Connecting To Animals’, has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award® for Best in Family-Friendly Products! The 10 song album is a mix of island-style music designed for kids and incorporates the theme of the book series and upcoming feature film, Seaper Powers.

True to the subject matter of the series, the collection of songs are about friendship, kindness, and respect to both other humans and animals and manages to incorporate the importance of ocean conservation a well. The album starts out with a sweet and adorable, yet heartfelt and inspiring spoken word segment by the multi-talented, Kim Cameron, who is not only the writer, director, and producer of the series but also the recording artist.

"I am a vocal teacher in an after school mentoring program in the heart of Miami.  The children love to sing, they love to dance, so this album was really dedicated to each and every one of them. They always seem to make me smile.” -Kim Cameron

The Seaper Powers series follows the adventures of Emma and her sea creature friends. “In Search of Blue Jays Treasure” (the latest book) has also been recognized by the Purple Dragon Book Awards. Ms. Cameron has been touring elementary schools and libraries across the country reading her stories and encouraging ocean conservation to children. The series also has an impressive collection of plush dolls, toys, and just introduced their erasable new coloring book.

The first music track, “Mr. Octopus”, was released in November 2019 and the video was featured on YouTube Kids and has received a Hollywood Music & Media nomination for Best Children’s Song. There is also an official soundtrack album that features a compilation of tracks and background music used in the film. The music for both albums matches the ocean theme of the books and film with an eclectic mix of reggae beats, calypso, deep house sounds, electro-pop, rap, children's pop, and tropical jazzy notes. Musical voices and talent for the music include, Kim Cameron, John DePatie, Kris Pierce, Leo “DaVincci” Mayorga, among others.

The music supporting the movie has been receiving awards from Film Festivals worldwide including the New York International Film Awards (Best Soundtrack), World Film Carnival-Singapore (Best Soundtrack), the gold award at the Tillywig Toy & Media.

The album is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

For more information on Seaper Powers, please visit the website at www.SeaperPowers.com.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP RECREATION AREAS SAFE AND PEOPLE HEALTHY

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

Next-generation antimicrobial technology offers sanitation and protection for the recreation market.

VERONA, WISCONSIN, USA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — RECRESOL™ antimicrobial solutions provide safe, non-toxic, and long-lasting protection to help keep recreation facilities safe and people healthy. Using EPA-registered technologies, the solutions bind to surfaces forming a durable, antimicrobial shield against harmful microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold and mildew. RECRESOL’s proprietary formulas were developed by PLAYTEC™, provider of antimicrobial products for the recreation industry.

Scientifically proven to last up to 60 days, RECRESOL will save staff hours and reduce operating costs, while simultaneously protecting guests and the greater community. RECRESOL serves both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and is available in a range of formulas to meet various environments, protection levels, and budget requirements. Safe and easy-to-apply, RECRESOL is ideal for sport facilities, fitness centers, playgrounds, picnic areas, concessions, restrooms, and any high-touch areas.

Product benefits include:
• Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungus, molds, mildews, fungus and more
• Residual, long-term efficacy – protects surfaces and lasts up to 60 days
• Safe – no leaching, non-toxic, environmentally responsible
• Economical – ready to use or dilute with easy-to-use application
• Made in the USA, EPA registered, extensively tested

RECRESOL products, available from Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), offer recreation professionals a proven, cost-effective, and time-saving solution for the protection and well-being of their patrons. CRS is committed to the health and safety of the clients and the communities we serve. Learn more at www.crs4rec.com/recresol or call 1-877-896-8442.

About Commercial Recreation Specialists
CRS is headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, with representatives in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Nebraska. It serves customers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. With more than 100 years of combined industry experience, CRS not only supplies the highest quality equipment, it also offers design, planning, installation and operations services. The company provides careful analysis of each client’s facility and business goals in order to achieve the best recreation solution possible. CRS delivers unparalleled industry knowledge and proven success in the commercial recreation market with clients including municipalities, schools, YMCAs, athletic facilities, sports venues, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, campgrounds, resorts, summer camps, zoos and other recreation venues. For more information, contact the CRS corporate office at (877) 896-8442 or visit their website at www.crs4rec.com.

Kathy Callaghan
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Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC EPC Black & Veatch Advances into FEL 2-3 Front-end Engineering and Design Stage

NWABF woody biomass sustainable aviation fuel Black & Veatch

NWABF EPC Black & Veatch Advances into FEL 2-3 Front-end Engineering and Design Stage

This is an exciting step forward for NWABF and Black & Veatch on our SAF project.”

— Dave Smoot, Manager of Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a definitive step forward to bringing its multi-billion dollar sustainable aviation fuel project to reality, Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC (NWABF) is advancing into the FEL 2 & 3 project’s Front-end Engineering and Design, (FEED) stage with its EPC partner, Black & Veatch.

Earlier this year, NWABF announced its partnership with Black & Veatch, the global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm as its EPC of record for its sustainable aviation fuel project. Since that announcement, Black & Veatch has been working and studying the sustainable aviation fuel project to complete its planning.

Black & Veatch is now moving forward to start the important FEL 2 Phase of the project, which will be followed by the FEED, prior to the Construction phase. During the FEED, B&V will assemble the technologies to process up to 3,000 dry tons daily of woody biomass into up to 60 million (60,000,000) gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (“SAF”), annually.

In engineering and construction projects, the FEL 2 and 3 Feed Phases advance a project to a level of detail to develop final + or – estimates for costs and impending schedules enabling the Developer to make critical decisions about proceeding with construction of the production facility.

“This is an exciting step forward for NWABF and Black & Veatch on our SAF project,” remarked Dave Smoot, Manager of Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels. “We firmly believe that B&V was and is the best EPC we could have selected for our important NWABF woody biomass to SAF project. Having the agreement in place to move forward on the FEL 2 means that we can begin to allocate real financial and operational resources for the project, proceed immediately within a matter of 2-3 months to the FEED and eventually, to start producing and shipping sustainable aviation fuel in the next 3-4 years.”

Learn more about Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels and their approach to SAF investment opportunities at https://www.nwabiofuels.com/.

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The KANSAS CHAMBER selects CUSTOM DREDGE WORKS for the Top 16 Coolest Things Made In Kansas List!

A Dredge made by Custom Dredge Works

A Cutter Suction Dredge manufactured by Custom Dredge Works

According to the KANSAS CHAMBER, Dredges manufactured by CUSTOM DREDGE WORKS is one of the Coolest things made in Kansas!

Custom Dredge Works is honored and proud to be selected and included on this prestigious list with 15 other great innovative Kansas companies.”

— John Jones, President of CDW

TOPEKA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Kansas Chamber says the top 16 Kansas made products are set for the Kansas Manufacturing Council’s Coolest Things Made In Kansas competition. One of the companies selected is CUSTOM DREDGE WORKS located in North Topeka. Custom Dredge Works is the largest manufacturer of Cutter Suction Dredges in the USA for the Aggregate Mining Industry. They employ approximately 110 highly skilled Metal Fabricators, Design Engineers and many other skilled workers. Custom Dredge Works is currently undergoing a large expansion of its manufacturing facilities by adding 4 new buildings to its large complex. The company is also actively hiring new workers, especially skilled metal craftsmen.

"Custom Dredge Works is honored and proud to be selected and included on this prestigious list with 15 other great innovative Kansas companies. said John Jones, the President and Owner of Custom Dredge Works. "Kansas has always been our home and will always remain so. We are thrilled to be a part of the Kansas business community, especially in Topeka. Naturally we hope that we will win the competition, but either way, we are thrilled to be recognized in this fashion."

"The Kansas manufacturing industry plays an important role in our state’s economy and employs one out of 11 Kansas workers," said Kansas Manufacturing Council Executive Director Jeff Chapman. “This friendly competition is meant to bring attention to a few of the many fascinating and crucial products made in our state. These products beat out dozens of other nominated Kansas-made products to move on to the CTMK tournament.”

According to Chapman, the 16 products will compete in weekly head to head matchups and the one with the highest votes each matchup will advance to the next round, moving another step toward being named the Coolest Thing Made in Kansas.

According to the Chamber, voting rules are as following:
* Voting during the tournament is open to the public. A voter may vote once per day.
* Nominated products will advance through a series of voting rounds.
* Products receiving the highest number of votes during each voting period will advance rounds to the top eight, final four, and finally the winner.
* The number of votes received will be reset at the beginning of each round.

The Chamber said the winner will be announced during the Kansas Manufacturing Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Kansas Star Casino. It said the top four companies will be invited to display their products at the summit. It may be difficult for Custom Dredge Works to display their products since a typical Cutter Suction Dredge can weigh up to 700,000 lbs, and be approximately 140 feet in length.

Good luck to all the nominees!

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Entrepreneur and Founder of Hola! Restaurants Peter Lowes Featured in Exclusive New Interview with Ideamensch

Peter Lowes, founder of nouveau Mexican Peruvian restaurants Hola!, has been featured in an exclusive new interview with Ideamensch.

BEND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The official interview is available on the Ideamensch website. Ideamensch is a leading platform for entrepreneurs, makers, and doers to bring their ideas, insights, and experiences to life.

During the wide-ranging interview, Peter Lowes discussed where the idea of Hola! restaurants came from, what his typical day looks like, how he maximizes productivity, and how he brings ideas to life. Commented Peter: “I always try to surround myself with positive creative individuals who look at why an idea can succeed rather than why an idea will fail…a cohesive group can move swiftly and efficiently, negativity roadblocks creative processes, and stunts idea growth.”
Peter Lowes, who is also the founder of the non-profit environmental education, advocacy, and support organization Teaching Educational Awareness (TEA), also highlighted a trend that he finds inspiring and exciting, which is the movement towards solar and wind energy. Commented Peter: “We have a finite amount of fossil fuels and our dependency on fossil fuels has caused massive environmental damage.”

Peter Lowes also shared strategies that have helped him grow his various businesses over the years —including Tokyo Starfish, which was recently awarded by Source Magazine as the best cannabis dispensary in Central Oregon for 2020 — and also disclosed his biggest business-related regret, as well as the advice he wishes he could give to his younger self. His chief lamentation involves impatiently rushing into a business without conducting due diligence, and his self-advice is not to sweat the small stuff. Commented Peter: “There will always be situations that get thrown at us in life, keep perspective and realize that in 20 or maybe even 10 or 5 years, none of that stuff will matter.”

As for practical Wisdom, Peter Lowes also revealed that the best $100 he spent recently was on glass spray bottles to replace throw-away single-use plastic cleaning materials, that the software solution that helps him stay productive is Google Docs, and that everyone — regardless of their personal or business background — should read the book “No One is Too Small to Make a Difference” by climate activist Greta Thunberg. Commented Peter: “If we do not, as a race, take action against climate change, then the results will be irreversible and disastrous.”

Wrapping up the interview, Peter Lowes shared some words of wisdom that are absolutely essential, but unfortunately are often not taken to heart — or outright neglected — by many people: if you can be one thing in this life, be kind.

For those interested in viewing Peter’s interview, please visit the Ideamensch website, or click here.

About Peter Lowes

Peter Lowes is a highly successful entrepreneur and environmental advocate. His non-profit foundation Teaching Environmental Awareness (TEA) provides scholarships to students pursuing education in environmental studies and sciences, and also provides support to various environmentally conscious groups and causes.

For more information about the Hola! Restaurants, please visit: https://holabend.com/

For more information about Peter Lowes and his other projects, please visit: https://peter-lowes.com/

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Announcing SciFest All Access – The Ultimate Virtual STEM Resource for Global Youth

SciFest All Access – A Global STEM Inspiration Celebration. Credit: USA Science & Engineering Festival

The Largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Event and Job Fair Premieres on September 26

During these trying times, the need for inspiring educational content is more important now than ever before.”

— Mark Schulman, Executive Director of Science Spark

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The USA Science & Engineering Festival, a program of the non-profit organization Science Spark, is proud to announce SciFest All Access, the premiere virtual STEM education and workforce development event for engaging youth from around the globe. SciFest will run online from September 26th through October 3rd and will include 100+ engaging booth activities, multiple exhibit areas, science demonstrations, musical performances, a retail STEM Store, and an interactive scavenger hunt. A College Career Center will be available for college students and graduates interesting in exploring job opportunities in science and engineering.

SciFest will be available to K- 12 students, college students, parents, and educators from around the world at no cost. Participating industry partners include AstraZeneca, The U.S. Department of Defense, Thermo Fisher, NASA, the National Institutes of Health, Amazon, and many others.

Some of the world-class STEM professionals featured on the virtual stage include:
• Dr. Michael Barratt, NASA astronaut,
• Danni Washington, marine biologist and television host,
• Jason Latimer, world champion magician,
• Dr. Tracy Fanara, Environmental Engineer and NOAA Scientist,
• Grand Hank, hip-hop artist and STEM advocate,
• Amelia Draper, NBC4 meteorologist,
• Nate Ball, mechanical engineer and television host, and many more!

"During these trying times the need for inspiring educational content is more important now than ever before," said Marc Schulman, Executive Director of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. “The USA Science & Engineering Festival is uniquely qualified to offer its brand of immersive content virtually. While we are hopeful for the day when we can once again offer 'hands-on' exhibits to our students, we are proud to host a quality alternative with this virtual field trip.”

USA Science & Engineering Festival events have attracted over 1.5 million attendees over the last decade. Traditionally, the Festival’s in-person Expo—which has been postponed due to COVID-19—draws several hundred thousand people biennially to Washington, D.C. The SciFest All Access virtual expo is expected to expand this audience globally.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival was founded a decade ago by serial entrepreneur and nanotech innovator Larry Bock, who said, “The USA Science and Engineering Festival focuses on meeting a critical need in America: motivating and invigorating the next generation of young innovators about science and engineering and, at the same time, expanding the public’s appreciation and understanding of science and technology.” SciFest All Access continues this mission of inspiring our nation’s youth, and beyond, by inspiring them to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the nation’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Based in Washington, DC, the Festival Expo is a biennial K-12 event that welcomes over 350,000 attendees. Leading up to the Expo Finale, the USASEF team hosts annual events like the X-STEM Symposium, an event featuring interactive presentations and workshops from an exclusive group of visionaries, and the educational program, Nifty Fifty, which sends over 200 noted scientists and engineers to schools across the Mid-Atlantic and California. The mission of the USA Science & Engineering Festival is to invigorate the interest of STEM in our nation’s youth and showcase the vast career possibilities in the STEM fields. With hundreds of partners including corporations, government agencies, colleges, and non-profit agencies, their efforts have reached hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents, and STEM enthusiasts.

To learn more, visit the Festival website at www.USAScienceFestival.org.

Bob Perrine
USA Science Festival
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Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard is not a tax, it’s a proven way to transition to cleaner fuels

The Clean Fuel Standard is a solid foundation on which to build a prosperous economy and position Canada to compete in a low-carbon future.

Claims that the CFS poses a danger to our economy could not be further from the truth; indeed, doubling down on inaction will imperil our future prosperity and steer away much-needed global capital..”

— Ian Thomson , ABFC President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Biofuels Canada released a statement today by Ian Thomson, President.

“Canadians deserve accurate information regarding the most important federal climate initiative in a decade – the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Here are four things they should know.

One, the CFS is not a tax. Years ago, it became evident that lead, sulphur, benzene and other pollutants in motor fuels were toxic to human health and the environment. No one ever called the regulations to reduce or eliminate these pollutants a ‘tax’, despite the multi-billion dollar cost for each to upgrade our petroleum refineries. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are the most recent pollutants on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act's List of Toxic Substances that refiners are obligated to reduce.

Two, there is a real and hidden tax in fuels, but not from a clean fuel standard. When the carbon in products sold by fossil fuel companies pollutes the air at no cost to them, it leaves Canadian taxpayers and businesses to pick up the tab for those fuels’ ever-growing climate change costs. A timely example: the suppression costs alone from climate-change fueled wildfires across Canada has ranged from $500 million to $1 billion per year over the last decade. Additional costs to households and businesses are in the billions.

Three, claims regarding the cost of the CFS to Canadians and our economy cite poorly conducted research based on incorrect assumptions, and a flawed understanding of how market-based regulations work. Critics of the CFS are following a familiar pattern of overstating costs; this issue has well been documented in a 2018 policy brief by Smart Prosperity. Even more relevant, the most comprehensive Canadian study on fuel costs (BC Utility Commission, 2019) attached a 4 cent per litre ‘maximum cost’ to the British Columbia clean fuel standard at its eight year mark, which is a fraction of the cost claimed by CFS critics. That same BCUC study concluded that the cost to consumers of the petroleum industry monopoly over fuel supply is a minimum of 13 cents per litre on gasoline, or $500 million every year. Clean fuels have an important role to play in creating more competition at the pump. The supply of low carbon transport options (e.g. biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, renewable natural gas) will increasingly drive down costs of eliminating carbon pollution and can reduce consumer energy costs over time.

Lastly, if not a standard to reduce 25% of Canada’s climate emissions gradually over decades, then what, and when? This week, Climate Action 100+, the $47 trillion pool of most of the world’s largest investment funds, announced that it will be assessing future investments in the top 161 global corporate GHG emitters on the basis of concrete actions to meet 2050 net zero emissions, including those from the products they sell. Canadian oil and gas companies – the same firms regulated by the CFS – are on the list. Coupled with BP’s announcement the same day, that oil demand is likely to have peaked in 2019, this represents a grave risk to a Canadian economy that is over-reliant on fossil fuel production. The claim that the CFS poses a danger to our economy could not be further from the truth; indeed, doubling down on inaction and reliance on high-carbon emitting fossil fuels will imperil our future prosperity and steer much-needed global investment away from Canada while other countries future-proof their economies and job creation.

Canada is at a fork in the road. Heeding the fossil fuel industry’s calls for CFS abandonment would set Canada back a decade in the global race for a low-carbon, clean growth economy. Our organization alone has identified $2.4 billion of capital investment in Canadian advanced biofuel projects by 2023, and $15 billion by 2030. The competition to attract these projects is intense; lacking clear demand and market access from a well-designed CFS, these projects will build elsewhere. Built in Canada, new projects will have long-lasting benefits for Canada’s agriculture and forestry sectors, improve urban airsheds and human health, provide value-added solutions for waste, and be an innovation engine to create clean-tech economic activity across Canada. Canada is strongly positioned to compete in a low-carbon future, and the Clean Fuel Standard is a solid foundation on which to build a prosperous future.”

Advanced Biofuels Canada/ Biocarburants avancés Canada is the national voice for producers, distributors, and technology developers of advanced biofuels and synthetic fuels. Our members are global leaders in commercial production of advanced biofuels, with over 14 billion litres of installed annual capacity worldwide. Our members include Canada’s leading advanced biofuels producers and technology innovators and are actively developing new clean liquid fuels production and distribution assets and operations in Canada. For information on Advanced Biofuels Canada and our members, visit: www.advancedbiofuels.ca.

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Covid-19 All over the world

Covid-19 All over the world

Grace Wan comments”

— Grace Wan

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Coronavirus is the biggest trending news, the top point of discussion in every Country all around the world. Everyday, more than 100 people have died because of the virus.

Grace Wan is a BC resident from Vancouver, who has ideas of how to stop the coronavirus. Here are her comments:

“If I were a Prime Minister or President to talk about how to deal and to stop the Virus to come to my Country, I will say not allow all outside Countries visitors come my Country because other Countries have SARS will get infect and transfer spread from another Countries with SARS bring to my Country’s attention. I recommend all big places such as Airports, Stores, Restaurants, Schools, etc. all shut down, closed.

“The only advice to everybody to avoid not get SARS is I will say stay home, stay away from other people with SARS, avoid crowd people, wear masks everyday outside, wash hand, clean up. Everyday and every Countries all talking about Coronavirus because it’s very big importance news and each day have death tolls counts of how people died each day and each Countries but that is not going to work for only just talking and not do something about SARS and it no use just think about these everyday about disappointment situations.

“Even though many Countries made a decision of abandoned all travellers come visit their Countries, but the SARS still have at another Country. First of all where is very first Country start SARS from, it was from China and wild animals. Well the very first Country have do something first. The people not from China with SARS they were not very first people get it. Even doctors, nurses, can’t do anything something the people with SARS.

“They only can help fix people’s body. There is no medication for SARS at this point. I suggest if the resident people want to come back to their own Country after came from visit another Country they have to get check up by Airport medical staffs check if they get virus from another Country. If they have SARS they can’t go home they to stay in the airport or hospital for one to two weeks recoveries. If checked they came back from trip no SARS they can go home. If new people want immigrant to new Countries, the government will have to say no accept new immigrant at this point because of SARS will have to wait longer.

“Other ways to stop continue to have SARS is the very first Country China have SARS have to do something and stop first have SARS I recommend get rid burn and fire kill the wild animals with SARS.”

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Circular agriculture: “Fly Genetics”, a new European player at the heart of insect production

Circular agriculture: “Fly Genetics”, a new European player at the heart of insect production!

French Groupe Grimaud and Bulgarian start-up Nasekomo announce a joint venture to build a European champion for the supply of improved black soldier flies.

BULGARIA, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — French Groupe Grimaud and Bulgarian Start-up Nasekomo announce the launch of a joint venture to build a European champion to supply the insect-based bioconversion industry with improved black soldier flies.

What is the insect-based bioconversion industry?

The insect-based bioconversion industry aims to transform the agri-food sector into a more sustainable circular economic model by recycling agricultural waste streams into high value-added proteins.

Thanks to the involvement of insects, bioconversion is simple. Many industries produce large amounts of organic by-products that are difficult to recycle, including leftovers from breweries, cereal processing industries, and fruit and vegetable cuttings. These biomasses are fed to black soldier fly larvae, which convert organic nutrients into their own body mass. At maturity, they are harvested and processed into protein that can be included as an ingredient in feed for fish, pets, chickens, and other animals.

Circularity in agriculture brings two major benefits. It allows for recycling and recovery of by-products and decreases the environmental impact of animal production (especially aquaculture) through a more sustainable and efficient input.

Recent studies show that diets including insect-based products produce more robust animals, potentially reducing the need for antibiotics in animal feed.

What are the objectives of Fly Genetics?

Fly Genetics will provide the insect sector with enhanced black soldier flies in order to optimize the conversion of by-products into alternative proteins and other insect-derived products.

Fly Genetics is born from the alliance of a start-up specializing in insect production with experts in genetic selection of animals for efficient protein production.

Uniquely positioned within the circular agriculture revolution, Nasekomo provides clients with insect-based industrial bioconversion solutions that allow for by-product upcycling and processing into alternative proteins and a range of insect-based products.

Looking to innovate further and improve its bioconversion solutions, Nasekomo approached Groupe Grimaud, a group with more than 50 years of experience in animal genetics. The alliance will work together on new black soldier fly strains to increase insect bioconversion efficiency.

Frédéric Grimaud (CEO of the eponymous group) states: “We are happy to apply all of our know-how to a natural diversification of our activities while continuing to support traditional animal sectors through investments focused on sustainability and animal welfare such as sexing duck eggs, or more recently, the inauguration of a new French hatchery with the latest standards in laying hens. For us this means striking the right balance between our flagship activities and the newly emerging ones.”

Marc-Bolard, Nasekomo co-founder, adds: “With this partnership, Nasekomo will nurture its unique position within this new insect industry. This joint venture will naturally enhance our animal population and thus strengthen the economic and environmental impact of insect-based bioconversion: a larger range of by-products will be converted into valuable products with better biological efficiency for increased economic returns. With the support of our proprietary technologies and services, our clients will benefit from tailored, sustainable, and competitive solutions to lead the circular agriculture revolution.”

The new “Fly Genetics” company plans to market its high-performance black soldier flies from the second half of 2021.

About Groupe Grimaud:
Groupe Grimaud is one of the world leaders in multi-species animal genetics, bio-pharmacy and Novel Farming. It has operations in more than 100 countries, generates € 320 M in turnover and employs over 1,800 people worldwide.
The group is mainly family-owned with a head office in Sèvremoine-France (49).
For more information: www.grimaud.com

About Nasekomo:
Nasekomo is a biotech firm that produces alternative insect-based products for animal feed and soil fertilisation. By feeding local agricultural by-products to insects, it contributes to the creation of an environmentally positive local loop. Its robotized insect rearing technology (patent pending) and its genetic selection program enable the company to produce premium insect protein at an industrial scale and a competitive price for the European market. Following its inception, the company obtained € 5 M in funding for the development of its technologies.
For more information: www.nasekomo.life

Press contacts:
• Groupe Grimaud: Julien Leblond, +33670599169, julien.leblond@grimaud.com
• Nasekomo: Xavier Marcenac, +359898952800, xavier.marcenac@nasekomo.life

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Carbon Stones Make Beautiful, Lightweight Jewelry

MARANELLO, ITALY, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jewelry designer Simone Perfetti has taken his experience working with carbon fiber materials in the race car industry to the world of jewelry. Making great use of this unique, lightweight material, he has developed a new line of necklaces handcrafted from pieces of carbon fiber. The result is a collection of pieces that are as beautiful as they are unexpected.

Surprisingly, carbon fiber is not a solid material like many people expect. In fact, it is more akin to a fabric. When combined with epoxy resin, this material becomes solid without being heavy, making it an excellent choice for jewelry-making. Each piece in the Carbon Stones collection is designed to resemble a classic gemstone, giving it an air of elegance and sophistication.

Customers can choose among three primary designs: square, polygon, and arrowhead. Each piece is hand-molded and -polished to give it a lustrous shine. The handcrafted nature of these necklaces means that each is truly one of a kind, though they may appear similar at first glance. Even the individual fibers in the material's weave are visible on the surfaces and around the edges of the "stones."

In addition to the large primary "stone," each necklace includes a durable leather or hemp cord with a sturdy silver-plated closure. It comes in a small jute bag to protect the stone from scratches and other damage when not being worn. And since the surface is naturally scratch-resistant, the storage bag simply provides an additional layer of protection.

To help bring Carbon Stones jewelry to the market, Perfetti has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign has a funding goal of $295, which it had already surpassed at the time of this release. With more than 40 days remaining in the campaign, Perfetti is on track to vastly exceed his funding goals, enabling him to continue to develop new designs.

Campaign backers can get a Carbon Stone necklace for just $32. Packages containing multiple necklaces are also available. For contributions of $118 or more, backers can even design their own Carbon Stone, creating the stone's overall shape. At the $160 level, campaign contributors can have two stones made in their custom design. Backers can expect to receive their rewards between November and March 2021.

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