Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group Announces Formation of Expanded Marine Facility in Korea

TEMECULA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group), a subsidiary of Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan), is proud to announce the expansion of our Busan Korea facility to accommodate their new Marine Center. This expansion represents their commitment to and support of the growth of the Korean shipbuilding industry.

The new, larger facility provides full–system Marine solutions, and will serve as the Group's home base for all marine activities in Korea. As a unified Nikkiso facility, they will provide marine solutions including pump skids, vaporizers, controls, high–pressure fuel gas skids, service and more. The facility includes complete cryogenic testing capabilities and expanded staff including design engineers, production and project managers.

Marine has been a major focus of the Group, and this expansion provides a strong support structure for future growth. The new facility is ideally located within the region to support their key customers and provide anticipated growth of the Marine industry's focus on clean energy. Approximately 4,000 square meters, the facility is outfitted to manufacture and fabricate cryogenic pumps, FGSS Vaporizer skid, LH2 station skids, process skids, and will feature the latest LN2 pump skid test facility. It also includes a 342 square meter service center.

According to Daryl Lamy, President of Nikkiso Cryogenic Pumps, "Nikkiso ACD has been the preferred supplier for Fuel Gas skids to the Korean shipbuilding industry for over 20 years! With our new skid packaging and testing facility located near the shipyards in Korea, we now have even greater capacity and local support to meet the significant global increase and demand for new build LNG fueled cargo and transport vessels."

According to Peter Wagner, CEO of Cryogenic Industries and President of the Group, "This is an exciting next step and important milestone for our Group and the LNG powered Marine market and a significant benefit for our Marine customers. Nikkiso CE&IG will now be able to provide complete systems and support our customers with a complete factory supported solution."

Contact Information:

Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases – Korea
Head office & Factory : 83, Nosan sanup jung–ro, Gangseo–gu, Busan, 46752, Korea
Branch office : #1912, 170 Ganggyo jungang–ro, Yeongtong–gu, Suwon,
Gyuenggi 16614 Korea

Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment and small–scale process plants for the liquefied natural gas (LNG), well services and industrial gas industries. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

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Salehiya, a Leading Player in Saudi Healthcare Market, Integrates First Major Sustainable Solar Solution into their State-of-art GDP Compliant Healthcare Mega Distribution Center

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In line with its purpose to elevate the healthcare experience in the region, Salehiya marks another milestone in these efforts by signing an agreement with SAFEER for the installation of a 1.2MWp solar rooftop system on the premises of its new healthcare mega distribution center in Riyadh.

Salehiya Logistics covers the entire spectrum of healthcare logistical needs, including the design and execution of innovative, digitally monitored, and customized solutions. Salehiya's Riyadh distribution center will be located on the southern outskirts of the city with an advanced cold–chain system that provides visibility and monitoring services across every stage to meet the unique needs of global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

The integration of the solar energy system at Salehiya Riyadh distribution center will ensure cost–effective access to electricity that will allow the savings to be reinvested in supporting priority health programs, while also reducing carbon emissions and advancing sustainable development goals.

The system will produce ~50 GWh of clean energy over the next 25 years and will offset nearly 35,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, corresponding to approximately 140 million kilometers driven by an average passenger vehicle or equivalent to more than 580,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

The planning and construction of the solar energy system will be completed by SAFEER, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Altaaqa (a Zahid Group company).

Commenting on the project, Dr. Saud Al–Eshaiwy VP of Government Affairs & PR at Salehiya said, "Turning to green energy in our new distribution center in Riyadh stems from one of our core values at Salehiya; we believe in innovative thinking and challenging our mindset and way of working. A large part of our aspiration to elevate the healthcare experience is to innovate and enhance our Logistics facilities. The solar power technology will not only help reduce the carbon footprint but will also enable the operations of our state–of–the–art distribution center to seamlessly deliver world–class medical and pharmaceutical supplies to our partners in the Kingdom."

Francois Ganneau, Managing Director of SAFEER, said, "SAFEER is delighted to support leading healthcare provider Salehiya's transition to green energy. We will be showcasing our commitment to excellence on a very demanding project, in line with the Kingdom's bold Vision 2030."

About Salehiya
Salehiya is a leading healthcare distribution company in Saudi Arabia. Established in 1964 with a vision to transform the healthcare delivery, Salehiya has played an integral role in the rapid growth of the healthcare industry in the Kingdom. Through innovative, digital and customized logistics and cold–chain solutions, Salehiya continues to elevate the healthcare system with its diversified portfolio of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, patient and consumer care supplies, animal health and logistic expertise, delivered to improve the health and well–being of the entire community.

SAFEER is a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Altaaqa (a Zahid Group Company), which offers industrial and commercial clients the route to accessing solar energy, via a lease model.
SAFEER's goal is to deliver cost–effective, reliable solar energy solutions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Specializing in commercial and industrial solar installations, the joint venture leverages TotalEnergies' access to the entire photovoltaic solar value chain and Altaaqa's two decades of leadership in delivering independent power generation and water solutions.


Zahra K. Alqatari
Marketing Communication Specialist

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Dante Labs Announces Worldwide Universal Access to Whole Genome Sequencing with 50% Off Black Friday Offering

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dante Labs, a global leader in genomics and precision medicine, today announced its Black Friday offer for whole genome sequencing test and interpretation at 50% off its already unbeatable list price, plus free worldwide shipping.

"At Dante Labs, we believe in universal access to the most advanced technologies in genomics and personalized medicine," said Andrea Riposati, CEO of Dante Labs. "This Black Friday offering is a real step toward achieving that goal, driving down the cost of whole genome sequencing, on a global basis."

Dante's Whole Genome Test provides personalized insights on hundreds of areas through advanced interpretation of whole genome data through three advanced reports:

  • Wellness Report: actionable advice to live better
  • Nutrigenomics Report: personalized diet based on your genome
  • Genomic Fitness Report: personalized training program based on your genome

The offer is valid worldwide until Cyber Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

Special Black Friday Prices are:

About Dante Labs
Dante Labs is a global genomic data company building and commercializing a new class of transformative health and longevity applications based on whole genome sequencing and AI. Our assets include one of the largest private genome databases with research consent, a proprietary software platform designed to unleash the power of genomic data at scale and proprietary processes which enable an industrial approach to genomic sequencing.

Giorgio Lodi
+39 0862 191 0671

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ApplyBoard Releases First Annual Trends Report on Top Trends and Future Opportunity in the International Education Industry

KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ApplyBoard, the EdTech platform revolutionizing the international student journey, launched their first annual trends report on the future of international education.

To help shape recruitment plans and improve global access to education around the world, ApplyBoard gathered data to uncover the latest trends in sector recovery, key factors motivating student decision–making, emerging markets for student recruitment, and predictions for the next decade. The report is designed to inform and guide international students, recruitment partners and higher education institutions.

"As we head into 2022, we're seeing lots of excitement and pent–up demand from international students eager to study abroad. The pandemic has led to shifting interests among international students who are paying closer attention to lower tuition prices, access to post–graduation work opportunities, and in–person learning opportunities," says Meti Basiri, Chief Marketing Officer and Co–Founder of ApplyBoard. "Despite the challenges the industry faced during the pandemic, the data shows that international students are more interested in studying abroad now than ever before, and our team is doing everything we can to help them achieve their dreams."

ApplyBoard has assisted more than 250,000 students with their educational journeys and was co–founded by three brothers who were all international students themselves: Martin, Meti, and Massi Basiri. During the pandemic, ApplyBoard helped transform the international education recruitment and application processes through its intuitive digital platform. Today, the platform is home to over 1,500 schools and is used by over 10,000 recruitment partners, which makes it simple for international students to discover and apply to the country, school, and program best suited to their needs.

"ApplyBoard is building an education revolution, and this report puts everything that has happened during the pandemic into perspective so that we can build in 2022 and the years to come," says Jo Johnson, Chair of the ApplyBoard Advisory Board. "Grounded in in–depth research, the report identifies key trends unfolding in the higher education industry whilst demonstrating ApplyBoard's deep industry expertise and knowledge."

Read the full report online. Notable findings from the report include:

Application Data Shows Pent–Up Demand From International Students

  • According to data from the ApplyBoard Platform, student application volumes are booming across the world. From March to October 2021, UK student applications on the ApplyBoard Platform rose by more than 300%, Canadian applications grew by over 200%, and US applications spiked by 750% compared to the same period in 2020.

New Factors Influencing the Student Decision–Making Process

  • As we move past the pandemic, international students are increasingly looking for lower tuition prices and access to post–graduation work opportunities. They are also considering alternative destination markets. Prior to the pandemic, most students browsing programs on the ApplyBoard Platform searched for programs with tuition fees up to C$100,000 per year. During the first 10 months of 2021, more than half of all students chose to view only programs with annual tuition fees of C$30,000 or less.

Prioritizing Student Diversity

  • Major players India and China will remain large source markets for the future of recruitment. But economic and demographic shifts point to a number of smaller markets primed to capture growing shares of the international student market. ApplyBoard modelling and industry data has identified Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, and Indonesia as high–growth potential markets.


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Micro Insurance Company and Bikmo Partner to Enhance Cycle-To-Work Schemes in Austria

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micro Insurance Company (MIC) and Bikmo are partnering to provide digital solutions to encourage Cycle to Work schemes in Austria. In this partnership, MIC brings their underwriting expertise, with the ability to create unique solutions for very specific, non–traditional use cases. Bikmo, a European–based insurtech that specializes in bicycle insurance, will control product sales as well as handle the claims process.

A Cycle to Work scheme is an initiative to promote healthier commutes to and from work while also reducing environmental pollution. It allows employers to loan bicycles (or advance a loan for the purchase of a bicycle) to employees as a tax–free benefit. It's a win–win scenario. If employees are cycling to and from work, they'll be healthier, and thus, less likely to take sick days. It also means employers can supply less car parking spaces, which reduces their costs and is also good for the environment. Lastly, for employees looking for an alternative to public transportation post–covid, cycling to work is a good option. It keeps employees active and happy.

In an effort to further boost the attractiveness of these cycle–to–work schemes in Austria, MIC and Bikmo have designed a service warranty product that is embedded into the bicycle loans given by employers. This insurance–based product allows employees to take their bicycle in for service annually, which is a great added benefit for them. It also gives peace of mind to employers, knowing that if an employee needs a repair or replacement for their bike, they are covered. In other words, the cost of an unexpected circumstance related to their bicycle will not be the reason an employee stops biking to work. Having a built–in warranty means they can take care of any of their bicycle servicing needs and be back in action quickly.

Richard Leftley, EVP of Micro Insurance Company, says:

"We are very excited to make our first entry into the EU market and to do so with an innovative insurtech such as Bikmo is an endorsement to our focus on underwriting simple, effective insurance products."

David George, CEO at Bikmo, adds:

"It's been a delight to work with an insurer as agile and responsive as MIC to bring a product to market in record time for Bikmo. We're looking forward to working with Richard and the team as we develop this product and new initiatives."

This collaboration between MIC and Bikmo is pedaling down a great path towards improving the lives for countless Austrians.

About Micro Insurance Company

MIC is a full stack digital insurance platform that combines insurance capacity, in–country insurance licenses, world class distribution, and scalable tech. MIC provides insurance to the millions of people and businesses that are unserved by the current insurance models.

For more information, please contact Richard Leftley at or visit

About Bikmo

Bikmo is an award–winning cycling insurance specialist who invests in technology to protect the world's cyclists. They insure bikes, kit and riders across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.

For more information, please contact David George at or visit

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