BASF opens new rice knowledge centre in Philippines

BASF opens new rice knowledge centre in Philippines

BASF SE has inaugurated a new rice knowledge centre at its agricultural research station in Bay, Laguna, Philippines. The new facility centralizes BASF’s global expertise in rice cultivation and supports the delivery of enhanced agronomic and technical support to farmers seeking to increase productivity more sustainably. BASF’s global network of crop protection experts and technical representatives will be able to leverage the rice knowledge centre when providing training, advice and support to growers. Read More


Novozymes has entered into an open innovation collaboration with Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump technologies.The partnership takes place on, an online universe launched by Novozymes in where entrepreneurs, startups and others can connect with industry.The two companies embark on their innovation voyage today. Four specific challenges will be posted online, allowing all in the HelloScience community to pitch their ideas on how to secure clean water for more people – and receive sparring, input and assistance from both Novozymes and Grundfos. Read More


Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, a part of Gazprom Group held an inauguration ceremony marking the start of commercial operations at an acrylic acid and butyl acrylate production plant in Salavat, Republic of Bashkortostan. The ceremony was attended by Valery Golubev, deputy chairman of the Gazprom management committee, Rustem Mardanov, prime minister of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Vladimir Markov, member of the management committee, head of department of Gazprom, and managers of the company’s relevant subdivisions and subsidiaries. Read More

ExxonMobil Corporation said that its chairman and CEO, Darren Woods presented a $50,000 gift to Promise House to assist in its mission of providing critical services to homeless children and teens in Dallas, Texas.Established in 1984, Promise House combats youth homelessness with unique programs that address the needs of homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.The organization provides residential services, including emergency shelter and long-term housing to youth in need. Read More