CF Industries, OCI plan partial merger to create world's largest nitrogen firm

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., and OCI N.V. said on Friday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CF will combine with OCI's European, North American and Global Distribution businesses in a transaction valued at approximately $8 billion -- based on CF's current share price -- which includes the assumption of approximately $2 billion in net debt. Read More »

Purdue study suggests biological mechanism behind release of scent compounds from plants

Purdue University said Aug. 4 that research suggests active biological mechanisms transport scent and taste compounds known as volatiles from plant cells to the atmosphere. The finding could help researchers boost plant health and defenses, develop new ways to manage pests, engineer smells and flavors and control the timing and release of volatiles. Read More »