Following its Oct. 5, 2016 acquisition of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced consumer businesses, SBM has entered into an agreement to acquire Bayer’s Pasadena, Texas production operations.
The Pasadena site activities focus on formulation, filling and packaging of consumer use pesticide products. The site hosts multiple liquid and dust filling production lines.
“This agreement, as a logical continuation of our October 5th transaction, fits perfectly into our corporate strategy,” said Alexandre Simmler, Global CEO of SBM.
“This will give us the agility and capacity required to meet our aggressive growth ambitions for the U.S. market,” added Jim Van Handel, President of SBM, N.A. “It marks another strategic step in our North American expansion plans.”
The projected sale of the site to SBM is expected to close in late 2017.
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?