Swiss seed and pesticide company Syngenta AG said Wednesday that longtime chief financial officer John Ramsay will retire at the end of September.
He will be succeeded by Mark Patrick, who currently heads commercial finance for the company.
Mr. Ramsay also served as the company’s interim chief executive officer until June. In that role, “he guided the company through a period of uncertainty with great skill and judgment and was central to the transaction agreement with ChemChina,” said current CEO Erik Fyrwald.
In February, Syngenta agreed to be purchased by government-owned China National Chemical Corp., commonly known as ChemChina, in a deal worth $43 billion.
By Brian Blackstone
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?