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I.R.I.S. Predicts Plant Operation for the Future

Identifying faults and malfunctions before they occur can increase plant availability. This is precisely the purpose of I.R.I.S, the Intelligent Report Information System, developed by 2G Energy. The system is the logical continuation of the 2G Power Plant software which automatically analyzes malfunction signals and triggers service incidents. However, even remote troubleshooting costs the plant operator both time and money. Predictive maintenance systems such as I.R.I.S. look to the future and allow operating irregularities to be detected quickly and avoid potential malfunctions or damages.

The software designed by 2G Energy constantly monitors plants for potential irregularities in operation. I.R.I.S. imports around 400 million sensor values every week and analyzes them. Thanks to cutting-edge realtime analyses and predictions, the results are available immediately. The comparisons and trend analyses collected by I.R.I.S. deliver insight information on the current operation and predictions for future plant behavior.

The system can also monitor plant operation over a longer period in order to better diagnose error patterns based on current and historic data. When I.R.I.S. detects an irregularity during operation, the software automatically sends all the relevant information and recommendations for action to the service team. I.R.I.S. is therefore a virtual assistant which is supported by experienced service colleagues.

The combination of machine and human intelligence helps to increase the level of remote maintenance, organize more efficient and on-demand on-site maintenance and avoid unscheduled downtimes – a real added value for plant operators. The use of I.R.I.S. requires no additional hardware for operators. An online connection is all that is needed to transfer sensor values. All customers, who use the 2G service via a service or maintenance agreement, can now profit from the “watchful eye” that I.R.I.S. has over your plants.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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