DOWNS CropVision nominated for SIMA Innovation Award
With over a year to go before the SIMA mechanization exhibition will take place in Paris in November 2022, the event organisation held a press day on January 28.(more…)
Pulp of red fleshed potato can be used to enrich gluten-free bread
Potato pulp produced by processing red and purple fleshed varieties could become a new innovative substrate for gluten-free bread enrichment.
Potato LEAF reaches fundraising goal and announces Institute Alumni Summit
At the beginning of January 2021, the Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (LEAF) announced it has achieved its inaugural fundraising goal of 2 million dollar for 2020.
Christophe Vermeulen new CEO of Belgapom starting January 2021
The Board of Directors of Belgapom announced on December 3rd to have unanimously chosen Christophe Vermeulen as the successor to Romain Cools as the CEO of Belgapom.
Newly available: PotatoWorld’s Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre
A new book has arrived/Un nouveau livre est arrive: Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre!
New ambassador Miss Tata proudly promotes Portuguese potatoes
To promote Portuguese potatoes worldwide, the Portuguese Potato Association (Porbatata) has created a new ambassador: Miss Tata.
Custom-built Tong potato solution increases US processor’s sizing potential
Potato processor Skone & Connors Produce, Inc. chose a custom-built potato grading and washing solution from Tong Engineering.
Game technology to speed up potato variety development process
A ground-breaking new project between a Scottish University and a potato seeds supplier will use videogame technology to help develop the perfect potato.
Kiremko remotely starts up French fry line in Morocco
A French fry line that was installed at Moroccan potato processor Fun Fries last summer, was started up entirely remotely using augmented reality (AR). When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Kiremko’s engineers from boarding planes, a highly innovative solution was used: the Kiremko Remote Service.
Potato Expo 2021 to be held exclusively online
Potato Expo 2021, scheduled to take place January 5-7 next year, will be held exclusively online. The organizer, the National Potato Council (NPC), recently announced this new virtual format in light of on-going developments with COVID-19.