Google Doodle honours scientist who made alcohol from potatoes

COLOGNE, GERMANY: Lanxess AG said that its material protection products (MPP) business unit will showcase its effective cold sterilisation technology for soft drinks and to present its Velcorin technology as an oenological method for stabilising wine. “Velcorin can be used in many beverage categories, from carbonated soft drinks, iced tea and juice-based drinks, to sport and energy drinks, mixed beer drinks, cider and wine,” said Ingo Broda, head of the beverage technology business line in MPP. Read more.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Gurit Holding AG (GUR), a global leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, components and technologies has signed a licensing contract with Armacell Group, via Armacell License Services SCS, Luxembourg. Armacell is a world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market, is also a leading provider of engineered foams. Read more.

PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries Inc (PPG) announced the completion of a Colourful Communities project in Rolle, Switzerland, that brought colour to a local park and playground used by area residents and tourists visiting Rolle Castle. The Colourful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring colour and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Rolle, where PPG has its European headquarters. Read more.

JERSEY, UK: Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad would be celebrating her 293rd birthday today and Google has created a Doodle in her honour.  Ekeblad who was born in Sweden on 10 July 1724, was a noble and agronomist who discovered how to extract starch from potatoes, paving the way for gluten-free baking and alcohols such as vodka, moonshine and potato wine. Read more.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: AkzoNobel NV said that it has planted around 12,000 seedlings at of its sites in Brazil, a large area in the Brazilian rainforest. The species are native to this region and are part of the company’s ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem. The seedlings will replace part of the existing non-native eucalyptus woodland within a six-hectare plot at the Tangara Reserve, which sits inside the company’s Maua facility in Sao Paulo. Read more.

BANGALORE, INDIA: “Industry in Transition: Realising the Digital Enterprise” was the theme at the 15th India Forum of t he ARC Advisory Group, where more than 150 delegates got together to discuss their Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT) implementations. Read more.