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Developing an Automation Solution to Address PepsiCo’s Rojana Storage Facility

With its recent partnership with Dematic to integrate automation as a core feature of its enlarged manufacturing and logistics fac...

Assessing Advanced Potato Breeding Material for Postharvest Storage

Along with working with growers and academic institutions, Munevver Dogramaci, a research plant physiologist and lead scientist of...

USD2m in OSU Financing to Develop Methods of Keeping Stored Potatoes From Sprouting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Oregon State University researchers USD2m to find better methods of keeping...

DriSteem Introduces Buyer’s Guide for Food Storage Facilities

The maker of solutions for evaporative cooling, water treatment, and humidification, DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem), recently un...

The non-renewal of CIPC in the European market has left a huge gap in the potato storage spout suppression market, so growers must start looking for alternatives for their potato crops. One option comes from, Restrain, the residue-free, ethylene gas company. Being aware of the potential for CIPC’s non-renewal, Restrain made significant investments in the business, enabling the company to increase its manufacturing capacity at its production facility in the Netherlands and therefore ensuring it has the capacity needed to fill the gap left by CIPC. Restrain’s generators have been used for potato storage for over 14 years and are fitted with sensors which maintain a stable, low-level of ethylene, which is vital for the safe storage of potatoes. The generator has 20 liter fuel capacity, so daily filling is not required unlike other catalytic generators and Restrain generators use a unique start-up mechanism that ensures the best possible outcome when storing potatoes. “Through our determination to create a world-class product we completely re-designed our machines, taking the manufacturing in house to improve machine quality and investing heavily in the development of our sensor technology. This means our new B100 and B200 generators require limited annual maintenance and are fully calibrated before leaving our site, making them ready to use straight away,” said Dirk Garos, global sales director at Restrain. Following a series of a successful variety of trails, Restrain technology has recently been adopted by the global potato processing sector. The sector, which has traditionally used CIPC and other storage chemicals, has seen a global trend towards more sustainable, chemical-free solutions, so Restrain meets these requirements and just at the right time. “Seeing that the processing sector might need alternative solutions to CIPC, we invested in multiple processing variety trails to ensure that we have robust data for processing customers. Our results show that fry colors are preserved, there is no need for a delay between storage and processing and the potatoes are completely residue-free,” explained Garos. Most importantly, Restrain is priced in line with CIPC, making it one of the most cost-effective alternatives available. In addition to this, customers do not need to pay for the machines themselves, which are supplied free of charge, with customers only paying a fee on a per tons basis for the crops they are storing.

Restrain Launches New Podcast Series for Potato Growers

Restrain company recently unveiled a groundbreaking new podcast series. This innovative platform is designed to equip potato growe...

The New Mooij Agro’s Smart Cooling Manager for Potato Cold Storage

The brand-new Smart Cooling Manager from Mooij Agro for potato cold storage interacts with cooling cells and units and regulates e...

2022 Shandong Potato Storage Decreasing

In 2022, Shandong’s number of potato cold storage warehouses in its 13 provinces (Tengzhou, Feicheng, Jiaozhou, Pingdu, Shouguang,...

DMN Sprout Suppressant for Stored Potatoes Approved in GB

After last year’s approvals for Germany, Bulgaria, and Spain, 1,4SIGHT (1,4-Dimethylnapthalene or DMN) sprout suppressant for stor...

Ukrainian Potato Growers Received a New 118,000 USD Storage Facility

A new warehouse with 3,000 tons of simultaneous storage capacity was equipped and recently launched at the production base in the...

Air Scrubber for Protecting Stored Potatoes

For eight years now, Idaho Hydro Tech’s developed air scrubber, known also as the Humigator, cleans and humidifies the air in vari...

PepsiCo Opens Raw Materials Warehouse in Novosibirsk

A warehouse for raw materials worth USD30m, located in the Industrial and Logistics Park of the Novosibirsk region, has been built...

AHDB Potatoes Shares Checklist to Make Potato Stores Crop Ready

An annual inspection of buildings and hardware is an important step in store preparation before the new potato crop can come in fo...

Crop Storage Research Facility Closure To Impact UK Growers

Calls are growing to save the Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) center from the fallout surrounding AHDB Potatoes, after...

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