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European pumps market for food & beverage to focus on energy efficiency

Although the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe means that market participants are in for a bumpy ride, the processed food industry is set to bail out the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry over the short-term.
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Global beverage packaging market to reach $118.8 billion by 2017

The global market for beverage packaging is set to reach $118.8 billion by 2017, as beverage consumption trends and environmental issues will play a significant part in developing the market over the next few years.
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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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ABB to supply electrical, control systems for South African photovoltaic power plant

ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign deal for natural gas liquefaction project in Texas

The agreement establishes a commercial framework to sell up to the full 15.6 million metric ton annual (MTA) output of the Golden Pass Products liquefaction project.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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Odebrecht to invest heavily in Latin America

Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht announced May 1 plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, 85 percent of which will be invested in Latin America.
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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

As projections for the increase in global population predict a leap of two billion people by 2050, to a staggering 9.3 billion, the question of providing enough food for that many people poses a serious challenge to researchers and policymakers.
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Honeywell to automate systems at new steam production plant in Finland

The contract, awarded by environmental management specialists Ekokem, covers all building automation, process control, and safety systems for a new bubble fluidized-bed (BFB) boiler site.
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