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    25-04-2019

    Today we are at the Mushroom Conference and on hand to answer any energy-related questions. The conference aims to bring together the industry during a time of major change, uncertainty and opportunity. Organised collaboratively with industry representatives and the AHDB, guest speakers will provide a combination of technical and commercial presentations on the following topics: Latest research and innovation in commercial mushroom production; Current market performance and trends; Preparation for industry threats and exploitation of new opportunities Confirmed speakers include: Ralph Noble, who will be speaking about his work on bacterial blotch; Helen Grogan (Teagasc) will speak on understanding Mushroom Virus X; Jason Day (G’s) will present on the current mushroom market and trends; and Lee Abby (NFU) will have the latest from the NFU on labour and Brexit, and what this means for the industry. Read More...
  • A volatile week has seen prices vary due to fluctuating demand and wind generation levels. Prices went up due to gas powered generation, however, above seasonal weather averages helped reduce prices over the Easter Holiday period. Read More...
  • The term Vertical Farming (VF) can be used to define a variety of concepts. For some, it might conjure up images of tall structures with plants growing on the outside, while others may imagine stacks of shipping containers. In essence, VF refers to the practice of building upwards, or downwards in the case of underground setups, to maximise production area for a given footprint. Read More...
  • Gas prices have been volatile due to fluctuating wind power generation and temperatures trending towards below seasonal norms. Gas action has fallen in the past week, with swelling carbon prices increasing premiums for the UK calling on gas turbines for power generation. Read More...
  • Gas prices were volatile throughout last week, ending high due to a drop in Norwegian Gas flows, temperatures falling below seasonal averages across the country and Brent Crude Oil prices rising due to conflict concerns in Libya. Electricity prices started the week relatively flat and stable, however, as the week went on they rose due to the volatility in gas prices. Read More...

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