‫يقدم مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility منحًا لدعم كهربة الشبكات الصغيرة في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية

فيينا، 30 نونبر/تشرين الثاني 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ستساعد مبادرة جديدة أُطلقت في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية على تحسين الوصول إلى الكهرباء وتمكين آلاف الأشخاص والشركات.

فتح مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility نافذة تمويل جديدة في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية تقدم منحًا للشركات التي تربط الناس بشبكات صغيرة. يوفر المرفق “تمويلًا قائمًا على النتائج” لهذه الشركات من خلال منح المنح بمجرد إنشاء التوصيلات الكهربائية والتحقق منها.Mini-grid developed with financial grant from the Universal Energy Facility, which recently launched in DRC.

الشبكات الصغيرة ضرورية لتحسين الوصول إلى الكهرباء في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، حيث يقدر أن 19.1 بالمائة من سكان البلاد يتوفرون كهرباء حاليًا. توفر الشبكات الصغيرة وسيلة سريعة وفعالة لربط ملايين المنازل والشركات بكهرباء نظيفة وموثوقة وبأسعار معقولة في المجتمعات التي يصعب الوصول إليها.

قال السيد أيدسبالد تشاينامولا، المدير العام للوكالة الوطنية للكهرباء وخدمات الطاقة: “إن برنامج الشبكة المصغرة التابع لمرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility يدعم بشكل مباشر جهود حكومة جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية والتزامها بتحقيق الوصول الشامل للطاقة وتقليل الانبعاثات الناتجة عن مصادر الطاقة التقليدية بما في ذلك مولدات الوقود وخشب الطاقة الناتج عن إزالة الغابات بشكل كبير”.

من خلال تزويد شركات الطاقة المتجددة بـ 592 دولارًا أمريكيًا لكل اتصال، يقدم مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility التمويل الذي سيقلل من المخاطر المالية لمشاريع الشبكات الصغيرة، مما سيساعد الشركات على جذب تمويل إضافي لمشاريعها. في المقابل، سيدعم هذا النمو الإجمالي لقطاع الشبكة المصغرة في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، مما سيساعد على تعزيز الفرص الاجتماعية والاقتصادية الجديدة.Worker using electricity from a mini-grid supported by the Universal Energy Facility in Mada-gascar.

قال داميلولا أوغونبيي، المدير التنفيذي والممثل الخاص للأمين العام للأمم المتحدة للطاقة المستدامة للجميع والرئيس المشارك لشبكة الأمم المتحدة للطاقة: “سيساعد مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility في تحسين الوصول إلى الكهرباء في المجتمعات في جميع أنحاء جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية”. “الشبكات الصغيرة التي يدعمها المرفق ستعمل على توفير الطاقة للمنازل والشركات، وخلق فرص العمل والنمو الاقتصادي داخل هذه المجتمعات”

تأسس مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility في عام 2020 وتديره منظمة الطاقة المستدامة للجميع، وهي منظمة دولية يقع مقرها الرئيسي في فيينا بالنمسا. جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية هي خامس دولة لديها برنامج مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility ، بالإضافة إلى الدول الأخرى، وهي بنين ومدغشقر وسيراليون ونيجيريا.

في شتنبر/أيلول 2022، أعلن مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility https://www.seforall.org/news/mini-grids-supported-by-universal-energy-facility-deliver-first-electricity-connections-in أنه قد تحقق من أول مجموعة من توصيلات الكهرباء الخاصة به ودفع أول منحة له مقابل 542 اتصالًا بشبكات صغيرة عبر ثمانية مجتمعات في مدغشقر.

من المتوقع أن تكتمل مشاريع الشبكات الصغيرة في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية بدعم من مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility بحلول نهاية عام 2023 وأوائل عام 2024.

يمكن للشركات التي لديها عمليات شبكات صغيرة في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية وتهتم بالتقدم للحصول على تمويل قائم على النتائج من مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility التقدم هنا قبل 9 دجنبر/كانون الأول 2022.

حول مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility

مرفق الطاقة العالمي Universal Energy Facility هو مرفق تمويل قائم على النتائج متعدد المانحين تم إنشاؤه لتسريع وزيادة الوصول إلى الطاقة بشكل كبير عبر أفريقيا جنوب الصحراء الكبرى، بما يتماشى مع الهدف السابع من أهداف التنمية المستدامة للأمم المتحدة واتفاقية باريس. تطمح المنشأة إلى أن تكون منشأة بقيمة 500 مليون دولار أمريكي، توفر ما يقرب من 1.3 مليون توصيلة كهرباء و 300 ألف حل للطهي النظيف، مع تقليل 4.8 مليون طن من انبعاثات الكربون بحلول عام 2023. يدار من قبل الطاقة المستدامة للجميع ويدعمه تحالف الطاقة العالمي للناس والكوكب، مؤسسة شل Shell ، مؤسسة روكفلر Rockefeller ، ورابطة مطوري الشبكات الصغيرة الأفريقية Africa Minigrid Developers ، وشركة باور أفريكا Power Africa ، وطاقات جيدة Good Energies ، ووكالة المملكة المتحدة للتنمية الدولية UKaid ، وصندوق الكربون الاستئماني Carbon Trust ، ومؤسسة إيكيا IKEA ، والوزارة الاتحادية للتعاون الاقتصادي والتنمية، ألمانيا ( BMZ ) ، والوكالة الألمانية للتعاون الدولي ( GIZ ).

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Tech.AD USA décerne le premier prix de la catégorie « Détection et perception » à LeddarTech pour son logiciel ADAS et AD LeddarVision

LeddarTech gagne le premier prix lors de l’événement Tech.AD USA

La solution de fusion de bas niveau de données de capteurs et de perception LeddarVision™ de LeddarTech a été primée dans la catégorie « Détection et perception » lors de l’événement Tech.AD USA le 14 novembre 2022 à Détroit.

QUÉBEC, 30 nov. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, chef de file de calibre mondial dans les technologies logicielles pour systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD), est heureuse d’annoncer que sa solution de fusion de bas niveau de données de capteurs et de perception LeddarVision™ a été primée dans la catégorie « Détection et perception » lors de l’événement Tech.AD USA le 14 novembre 2022 à Détroit. Ce dernier est le principal forum d’échange de connaissances en Amérique du Nord rassemblant des acteurs clés actifs sur la scène de l’automatisation des véhicules. Parmi toutes les candidatures soumises, les neuf meilleurs projets ont été sélectionnés par un jury international d’experts pour le tour final, très convoité et couvrant trois catégories distinctes, puis soumis au vote final des participants à l’événement.

Ce rendez-vous des experts de l’industrie automobile a également permis à LeddarTech de mettre en vedette la LeddarCar™, un véhicule de démonstration sur route équipé du logiciel LeddarVision, une solution de classe automobile performante, indépendante des capteurs et qui génère des modèles 3D précis de l’environnement pour permettre une autonomie de niveau 2 à 5. Durant l’événement, les experts techniques de LeddarTech ont présenté comment la technologie de fusion de bas niveau de données simplifie les ensembles complexes de capteurs et élimine la dépendance vis-à-vis du matériel afin d’offrir aux clients la flexibilité nécessaire pour un développement agile et évolutif et de meilleures performances ADAS et AD.

« Les gagnants ont établi une nouvelle norme en matière d’innovation et de technologie créative au sein de l’industrie de la conduite autonome », a déclaré Davina Thalmann, productrice de Tech.AD USA 2022. « Ce prix témoigne de la compétence, de l’ingéniosité et de la vision des créateurs. Pouvoir présenter l’avenir en temps réel est un privilège absolu », a-t-elle ajouté.

« Ce prix s’ajoute à l’incroyable reconnaissance internationale par les pairs que LeddarTech a reçue pour notre solution de fusion de données de capteurs et de perception », a déclaré M. Charles Boulanger, chef de la direction de LeddarTech. « Cette année, notre technologie LeddarVision a aussi été primée par Volkswagen Group Innovation au “Tel Aviv 2022 Konnect & CARIAD Startup Challenge”, ainsi que par la Shenzhen Automotive Electronics Industry Association », a poursuivi M. Boulanger. « Je suis également fier des éloges du monde professionnel que nous avons eu le privilège de recevoir, comme notre nomination par le magazine CEO Views dans le palmarès des entreprises à croissance la plus rapide de l’année 2022, et par le magazine Report on Business du Globe and Mail comme faisant partie des meilleures entreprises en croissance au Canada. Ces récompenses sont une reconnaissance vis-à-vis de nos équipes dans le monde entier qui s’engagent à développer des solutions qui améliorent la sécurité et soutiennent nos clients avec intégrité et passion », a-t-il conclu.

À propos de LeddarTech

LeddarTech, une entreprise mondiale de logiciels fondée en 2007, développe et propose des solutions de perception complètes qui permettent le déploiement d’applications ADAS et de conduite autonome. Le logiciel de classe automobile de LeddarTech applique l’intelligence artificielle et des algorithmes de vision artificielle afin de générer des modèles 3D précis de l’environnement, pour une meilleure prise de décision et une navigation plus sûre. Cette technologie performante, évolutive et économique permet la mise en œuvre efficace de solutions pour véhicules automobiles et hors route auprès des équipementiers et fournisseurs de rang 1 et 2.

Détentrice de plus de 140 brevets accordés ou déposés, l’entreprise a contribué à plusieurs innovations liées à des applications de télédétection et qui améliorent les capacités des systèmes d’aide à la conduite et de conduite autonome. Une perception fiable est essentielle pour rendre la mobilité plus sûre, efficace, durable et abordable : c’est ce qui motive LeddarTech à devenir la solution logicielle de fusion de données de capteurs et de perception la plus largement adoptée.

Renseignements complémentaires disponibles sur www.leddartech.com et sur LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook et YouTube.

Contact :
Daniel Aitken, vice-président, Marketing, communications et relations avec les investisseurs mondiaux, LeddarTech Inc.
Tél. : + 1-418-653-9000 poste 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contact relations investisseurs et site web : InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/

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Tech.AD USA Awards First Place in the Sensor and Perception Category to LeddarTech for Its LeddarVision ADAS and AD Software

LeddarTech wins 1st prize at Tech.AD

LeddarTech’s LeddarVision sensor fusion and perception solution receives the Sensor Perception award at Tech.AD USA 2022 in Detroit

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in providing the most flexible, robust and accurate ADAS and AD software technology, is pleased to announce that its LeddarVision™ low-level sensor fusion and perception solution received the highly coveted Sensor Perception award at Tech.AD USA on November 14, 2022 in Detroit. This event, the leading knowledge exchange platform in North America, brings together major stakeholders who play an active role in the vehicle automation scene. Among all applications submitted, the best nine projects were nominated by an international jury of experts for the final round covering three distinct categories.

On display at the show was the LeddarCar™, LeddarTech’s live on-road demonstration vehicle equipped with the LeddarVision software. LeddarVision is a high-performance, sensor-agnostic automotive-grade solution that delivers highly accurate 3D environmental models enabling Level 2-5 autonomy. During the event, LeddarTech’s technical experts demonstrated how low-level fusion technology simplifies complex sensor sets and eliminates the dependency on hardware to provide customers the flexibility to scale and deliver greater ADAS and AD performance quickly.

“The winners have set a new standard for innovation and creative technology within the autonomous driving industry,” said Davina Thalmann, Producer of Tech.AD USA 2022. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of the creators. Being able to present the future in real time is an absolute privilege,” she added.

“This award adds to the incredible international peer recognition that LeddarTech has received for our sensor fusion and perception software solution,” stated Mr. Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “This year, our LeddarVision technology was also recognized by the Volkswagen Group Innovation Tel Aviv 2022 Konnect and CARIAD Startup Challenge, as well as the Shenzhen Automotive Electronics Industry Association,” Mr. Boulanger continued. “I am also proud of the corporate accolades we have been privileged to receive, distinguished as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2022” by the CEO Views committee and named “one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies” by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Awards serve as recognition to our teams worldwide who are committed to developing solutions that enhance safety and support our customers with integrity and passion,” he concluded.

About LeddarTech

LeddarTech, a global software company founded in 2007, develops and provides comprehensive perception solutions that enable the deployment of ADAS and autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech’s automotive-grade software applies AI and computer vision algorithms to generate highly accurate 3D models of the environment, allowing for better decision making and safer navigation. This high-performance, scalable, cost-effective technology is leveraged by OEMs and Tier 1-2 suppliers for the efficient implementation of automotive and off-road vehicle solutions.

LeddarTech is responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 140 patents granted or applied for that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities. Reliable perception is critical in making global mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and affordable: this is what drives LeddarTech to become the most widely adopted sensor fusion and perception software solution.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Investor relations contact and website: InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
https://investors.leddartech.com/

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LeddarTech Conquista Primeiro Lugar da Tech.AD USA na Categoria Sensor e Percepção com Seu Software LeddarVision ADAS e AD

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A LeddarTech®, líder global no fornecimento da tecnologia de software ADAS e AD mais flexível, robusta e precisa, tem o prazer de anunciar que sua solução de fusão e percepção de sensores de baixo nível LeddarVision™ recebeu o altamente cobiçado prêmio Sensor Perception da Tech.AD USA em 14 de novembro de 2022, em Detroit. Este evento, a principal plataforma de intercâmbio de conhecimento da América do Norte, reúne os principais stakeholders com papel ativo no cenário da automação de veículos. De todos os projetos os nove melhores foram escolhidos por um júri internacional de peritos para a rodada final que abrange três categorias distintas.

O LeddarCar™, o veículo de demonstração ao vivo da LeddarTech em estrada equipado com o software LeddarVision esteve presente no evento. A LeddarVision é uma solução de alto desempenho e independente de sensores que oferece modelos ambientais 3D altamente precisos que permitem autonomia de Nível 2-5. Durante o evento, experts técnicos da LeddarTech demonstraram como a tecnologia de fusão de baixo nível simplifica conjuntos de sensores complexos e elimina a dependência de hardware, para fornecer aos clientes a flexibilidade de escalar e fornecer rapidamente mais desempenho de ADAS e AD.

“Os vencedores estabeleceram um novo padrão para inovação e tecnologia criativa dentro da indústria de condução autônoma”, disse Davina Thalmann, Produtora da Tech.AD USA 2022. “Este prêmio é um testemunho da habilidade, engenhosidade e visão dos criadores. É um privilégio poder apresentar o futuro em tempo real”, ela acrescentou.

“Este prêmio é mais um reconhecimento internacional dos nossos pares que a LeddarTech recebe pela nossa solução de software de percepção e fusão de sensores”, disse Charles Boulanger, CEO da LeddarTech. “Este ano, a nossa tecnologia LeddarVision também foi reconhecida pela Volkswagen Group Innovation Tel Aviv 2022 Konnect e CARIAD Startup Challenge, bem como pela Shenzhen Automotive Electronics Industry Association”, continuou Boulanger. “Também tenho muito orgulho dos prêmios corporativos que tivemos o privilégio de receber, como uma das” Empresas de Crescimento Mais Rápido do Ano de 2022″ pelo comitê CEO Views e a nomeação de “uma das Empresas de Maior Crescimento do Canadá” pelo Report on Business da Globe and Mail. Os prêmios são um reconhecimento das nossas equipes em todo o mundo que estão empenhadas em desenvolver soluções que aumentem a segurança e apoiem nossos clientes com integridade e paixão”, ele concluiu.

Sobre a LeddarTech

A LeddarTech, uma empresa global de software fundada em 2007, desenvolve e fornece soluções abrangentes de percepção que permitem a implantação de ADAS e aplicativos de condução autônoma. O software de nível automotivo da LeddarTech aplica algoritmos de IA e visão computacional para gerar modelos 3D altamente precisos do ambiente, permitindo uma melhor tomada de decisão e navegação mais segura. Esta tecnologia de alto desempenho, escalonável e econômica é aproveitada pelos OEMs e fornecedores de Nível 1-2 para a implementação eficiente de soluções de veículos automotivos e off-road.

A LeddarTech é responsável por várias inovações de sensor remoto, com mais de 140 patentes concedidas ou solicitadas que aprimoram os recursos de ADAS e AD. A percepção confiável é fundamental para tornar a mobilidade global mais segura, eficiente, sustentável e acessível: é isso que leva a LeddarTech a se tornar a solução de software de fusão e percepção de sensores mais amplamente adotada.

Para mais informação sobre a LeddarTech visite www.leddartech.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook e YouTube.

Contato:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-Presidente, Marketing Global, Comunicações e Relacionamento com o Investidor, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ramal 232 daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Contato e site de relações com investidores: InvestorRelations@leddartech.com
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Le U.S. Institute of Peace annonce que María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos est la lauréate du Women Building Peace Award 2022

WASHINGTON, 30 novembre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Le U.S Institute of Peace (USIP) est fier d’annoncer que María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos, originaire de Colombie, a reçu le prix Women Building Peace Award 2022.

« Le prix Women Building Peace Award rend hommage aux femmes qui font preuve d’un engagement, d’un leadership et d’un impact extraordinaires en faveur de la paix et de la résolution des conflits violents dans leurs collectivités », a déclaré la présidente et PDG de l’USIP, Lise Grande. « Ce prix annuel prestigieux célèbre les femmes qui amènent la paix dans les pays touchés par un conflit. »

« María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos est une championne de la justice, de la dignité et de la paix en Colombie, a affirmé Mme Grande. Elle est une grande artisane de la paix. »

Mme Mosquera Riascos est la représentante légale de Comunidades Construyendo Paz en Colombia (CONPAZCOL), un réseau communautaire de 140 organisations de victimes situées dans 14 départements de Colombie, qui continue d’être touchée par de violents conflits. En tant qu’artisane de paix et défenseure des droits humains, Mme Mosquera Riascos travaille depuis plus de 30 ans avec les femmes, la communauté afro-colombienne, la communauté autochtone et les communautés agricoles de petite envergure qui ont été victimes de conflits sociaux et armés en Colombie.

« La Colombie compte parmi les pays les plus dangereux au monde pour les défenseurs des droits de l’homme et de l’environnement, a déclaré Manuel Müller, coordinateur de programme de FOR Peace Presence, une organisation indépendante qui accompagne Mme Mosquera Riascos pour assurer sa sécurité physique, lui fournir une visibilité politique et offrir un élan de solidarité. Malgré les difficultés, María Eugenia œuvre en première ligne pour défendre les droits des communautés les plus vulnérables. »

Le conseil indépendant du Women Building Peace Council, composé d’éminents experts et conseillers dans les domaines du genre et de l’établissement de la paix, a guidé la sélection de six finalistes parmi les candidatures de cette année et a choisi la lauréate.

Le conseil a choisi Mme Mosquera Riascos en reconnaissance de son habileté et de ses antécédents dans l’utilisation des nombreux instruments de consolidation de la paix, de l’efficacité avec laquelle elle a représenté les communautés traditionnellement marginalisées lors de pourparlers de paix à La Havane, et de l’impact de ses 30 années d’engagement pour faire progresser la paix en Colombie.

Le prix sera remis à Mme Mosquera Riascos lors d’une cérémonie qui se tiendra au début de 2023 au siège de l’USIP au National Mall, à Washington, D.C.

Pour plus d’informations sur le prix, veuillez consulter le site Web suivant : www.usip.org/womenbuildingpeace

Pour plus d’informations sur l’USIP, consultez le site : https://www.usip.org/about

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U.S. Institute of Peace Announces María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos as the 2022 Women Building Peace Award Recipient

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is honored to announce María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos of Colombia as the recipient of the Institute’s 2022 Women Building Peace Award.

“The Women Building Peace Award honors women of extraordinary commitment, leadership and impact who are working to build peace and resolve violent conflict in their communities,” said USIP President and CEO Lise Grande. “This prestigious annual award celebrates women who are building peace in countries impacted by conflict.”

“María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos is a champion for justice, dignity and peace in Colombia,” said Grande. “She is a great peacemaker.”

Mosquera Riascos is the legal representative of Comunidades Construyendo Paz en Colombia (CONPAZCOL), a grassroots network of 140 victims organizations in 14 departments across Colombia where violent conflict continues. As a peacebuilder and human rights defender, Mosquera Riascos has worked for over 30 years with women, Afro-Colombian, indigenous and small-scale farming communities that have been the victims of social and armed conflict in Colombia.

“Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for human rights and environmental defenders,” said Manuel Müller, program coordinator of FOR Peace Presence, an independent organization that accompanies Mosquera Riascos to provide physical safety, political visibility and solidarity. “Despite the difficulties, María Eugenia is at the frontline defending the rights of the most vulnerable communities.”

The independent Women Building Peace Council, which is made up of distinguished experts and advisers in the fields of gender and peacebuilding, guided the process of selecting six finalists from this year’s nominations and chose the award winner.

In selecting Mosquera Riascos, the council cited her skills and track record in using the many instruments of peacebuilding, her effectiveness in representing traditionally marginalized communities during the peace talks in Havana, and the impact of her 30-year commitment to advancing peace in Colombia.

The award will be presented to Mosquera Riascos at a ceremony in early 2023 at USIP’s headquarters on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

For information on the award, visit www.usip.org/womenbuildingpeace

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Conagen develops high-purity non-GMO sulforaphane by bioconversion

Commercial production is underway for 2023.

Bedford, Mass., Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Expanding on its portfolio of innovative nutritional products through biotechnology, Conagen, announced the development of its 99% high-purity sulforaphane. Made by a proprietary bioconversion technology, the company plans to begin the commercialization path in 2023. Conagen’s bioconversion methods enable the production of sustainable products from many naturally occurring compounds regardless of rarity or small quantities occurring in nature.

“As a supplement product, Conagen’s high-purity sulforaphane is appealing to consumers as the levels found in raw vegetables are too low to realize many of its promising health benefits,” said Casey Lippmeier, Ph.D., senior vice president of innovation. “We’re looking forward to expanding the nutritional market by commercializing sulforaphane in 2023.”

Sulforaphane has been associated with supporting health benefits against cancer, diabetes, digestion, and heart disease and promoting cognition. With biotechnology and biomanufacturing advancements, much like Conagen’s bioconversion technology, more nutritional offerings are produced at a high-quality and global scale.

Sulforaphane is found in cruciferous vegetables such as arugula, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radish, and more. In these vegetables, the inactive form of glucoraphanin belongs to the glucosinolate family of plant compounds. The sulfur-rich sulforaphane is activated only when vegetables are chewed or chopped to release myrosinase, a class of enzymes that play a role in the defense response of plants.

“Through Conagen’s bioconversion technology, we’re uncovering the great potential in sulforaphane as a powerful active health ingredient for consumers who are personalizing nutrition to support health functions,” said Lippmeier. “We can make safe and high-quality nutritional ingredients from natural sources and offer it at a global-scale cost-competitively so that brands may pass on the good health and savings to their consumers.”

Conagen’s sulforaphane is ideal for non-GMO supplement solutions to formulate products with a sustainable and natural consumer appeal. More research is emerging for understanding the optimistic effects on multiple health functions. As one example of many, biotechnology and biomanufacturing will continue to harness the power of biology and nature to develop and deliver solutions for better nutrition, health, and wellness. Conagen is expanding its sustainable, nutritional products portfolio to better humankind and the planet.

About Conagen
Conagen is making the impossible possible. Our scientists and engineers use modern synthetic biology tools to program micro-organisms and enzymes on a molecular level to produce high-quality, sustainable, natural products manufactured worldwide via precision fermentation and bioconversion. We focus on the bioproduction of high-value ingredients for food, nutrition, flavors and fragrances, pharmaceuticals, and renewable materials.

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Speech by H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue

The PDGE Campaign National Director, H. E. Nguema Obiang Mangue, spoke about the institutional message of the PDGE candidate.

At the beginning of his speech, he said that the aim of the PDGE was to carry forward the political programme devised by the ruling party.

In these elections, the PDGE has received the endorsement of the 14 coalition political parties, which they recognise for their commitment to the cause of the people.

The PDGE candidate’s message expressed full understanding that the country’s development had been supported by government decisions. “We have always maintained the spirit of democracy, in order to choose the best alternative in which the people can participate. On the one hand, the law brings a legislature to a close, and on the other, the people decide the historical destiny of the country”

“The essential thing about Equatorial Guinea: there are colonial influences and we cannot forget the 11 sad years of the sad memory, and we cannot forget the years of progress that our country is going through”.

The institutional message acknowledges bad memories of the past, and we must look at where we have come from and where we are going. He recalled that the oil crisis was cyclical. However, he also advised exploring other sources of income for the country’s development, such as tourism, to name but one.

The development achieved in the country has been thanks to the policies of the PDGE. There are those who want to give us lessons in Human Rights, but we cannot achieve development without social cohesion, and therefore respect for individual rights.

Regarding the global crisis, the government is creating jobs in the public administration.

To reaffirm the country’s development policies, he stressed that a friend you know was better than one you were yet to meet.

As the founding ideal of the PDGE, it is time to do good and avoid evil, so he advised the people not to be swayed by destructive political influences.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government