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EU dairy producers to increase exports to emerging markets

February 5, 2013
According to a report by the European Commission (EC), demand for dairy products in emerging markets will be the main driving force for growth in the sector over the next decade.
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European power stations turn to coal

February 5, 2013
While the United States is taking advantage of its shale gas production boom, countries across the Atlantic have responded with a sharp increase in burning of coal to fuel local utilities, despite EU regulations intended to reduce fossil fuels.
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Irish horsemeat-in-hamburger scandal continues to unfold

February 5, 2013
The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, said yesterday in a statement that his department has received a test result confirming 75% equine DNA in a raw material ingredient at Irish food company Rangeland Foods.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

February 4, 2013
Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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KSE Process Technology celebrates 40th anniversary

January 29, 2013
Bladel, Netherlands-based KSE Process Technology BV celebrated its 40th anniversary during a ceremony at company headquarters on Jan. 25.
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Yokogawa to supply integrated control and safety systems for Cygnus Development Project

January 29, 2013
The ICSS will feature Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP process automation system, ProSafe-RS safety system, Exaquantum production management solution and PRM asset management package.
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EU plastic waste in decline

January 25, 2013
The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

January 18, 2013
UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Horse meat discovered in frozen beef burgers in UK

January 18, 2013
Horse meat has been detected in frozen beef burgers sold in some of Britain's biggest supermarket chains, including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
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North Sea oil platforms closed after leak detected

January 18, 2013
The Brent pipeline network in the North Sea, which services up to 27 oil fields, has been temporarily closed following the detection of a leak in one on the platforms off Shetland, Cormorant Alpha.
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