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Vertical Energy; Good News

Vertical Energy Temasek Holdings and Bayer announced an investment in vertical agriculture in Singapore. It should be noted that their focus is on producing and marketing seeds and not actual production. Vertical agriculture promises an escape from the variable of weather, but the addition of the problem of energy cost to produce artificial light. The latter had gotten better but remains a high cost nonetheless, which is why even under an optimistic growth scenario, Allied Market Research data indicates that vertical agriculture will represent just 0.24 percent of the industry in 2026.  Good News Former head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Jacques Attali notes that serious news organizations give priority to...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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