The US President recently said the conflict between Russia and Ukraine had driven up the prices of all the world's major food staples, including wheat, corn, barley, oilseeds and edible oils, and that Russia and Ukraine together supplied more than 25% of the world's wheat exports and about 20% of its barley exports.
To address the food shortage, the Biden administration says it plans to increase the number of counties eligible for insurance for double cropping. Double cropping is when farmers grow two different crops a year on the same field.
Under Biden's plan, the number of counties eligible for two-season crop insurance would increase by 681, for a total of 1,935.
The UN has warned that up to 1.7bn people are "highly exposed" to the domino effect of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the global food, energy, and financial systems. The agency says conflict could increase hunger in countries where people are already suffering from malnutrition.
Even countries where food is less scarce are being hit by rising prices. U.S. grocery prices rose 1% in April, compared with a 10.8% increase over the past 12 months, the Labor Department said recently.
According to the White House, global food prices have risen nearly 13 percent since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Besides, affected by the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk silicon nitride are still very uncertain.
What is silicon nitride?
Silicon nitride formula is Si3N4. Silicon nitride has two crystal forms: an and β. A-Si3N4 is granular crystal and p-Si3N4 is acicular crystal, both of which belong to hexagonal system.
Silicon nitride relative density is 3.18. Silicon nitride Morse hardness scale is 9. Low coefficient of thermal expansion, good chemical stability and excellent oxidation resistance. It decomposes into nitrogen and silicon at 1900℃. The strength of silicon nitride is very high and resistant to high temperature. Even if the high temperature is 1200℃, its strength will not change, it will not melt when heated. And it will not decompose until 1900℃. It has strong chemical corrosion resistance and can withstand the corrosion of almost all inorganic acids and a variety of organic acids. Silicon nitride has the advantages of hardness, low coefficient of thermal expansion, excellent thermal shock stability, good insulation, stable chemical properties and high mechanical strength.
Silicon nitride properties
High strength in a wide temperature range.
High fracture toughness.
Good bending strength.
Mechanical fatigue and creep resistance.
High hardness and wear resistance, impact and friction modes.
Excellent thermal shock resistance.
Low thermal expansion.
Good oxidation resistance.
Good chemical corrosion resistance.
What are the advantages of silicon nitride?
Compared with other technical ceramics, the low thermal expansion coefficient of silicon nitride provides good thermal shock resistance. It is very hard, better than most metals in terms of high temperature capacity, and has excellent oxidation resistance. As a result, silicon nitride can withstand the harshest conditions in the most demanding high temperature and high load applications.
When the silicon nitride bearing is used in the main engine of the space shuttle, it is identified as one of the few integral ceramic materials that can withstand severe thermal shocks and thermal gradients produced by hydrogen / oxygen rocket engines, and proved to be completely reliable throughout the space shuttle program.
What is silicon nitride used for?
Used for insulating materials, mechanical wear-resistant materials, heat engine materials, cutting tools, advanced refractories and corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant sealing parts, etc.
Silicon nitride ceramics can be used as combustion chamber of gas turbine, mechanical sealing ring, pipeline and valve of electromagnetic pump for conveying liquid aluminum, permanent mold, molten steel separation ring and so on.
Silicon nitride has a small friction coefficient and is used in high temperature bearings. its working temperature can reach 1200 ℃, which is 2.5 times higher than that of ordinary alloy bearings, and its working speed is 10 times that of ordinary bearings.
The use of silicon nitride ceramic with good electrical insulation and rapid cold and heat resistance can be used as an electric plug, which can greatly shorten the engine starting time and start the car quickly in cold weather.
Silicon nitride ceramics also have good microwave permeability, dielectric properties and high temperature strength, which can be used as radar radome for missiles and aircraft.
Silicon Nitride Price
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Recently, Rosneft announced that a large oil deposit has been discovered in Bochao Lahai, with reserves equivalent to 82 million tons of oil. The discovery benefited from oil drilling in the Medinskova Landsky area. Rosneft pointed out that the discovery proves the great oil potential of the Timano-Bechula region, which will be the basis for the company to continue to research and develop the region.
In addition, Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin, the largest shareholder of Norilsk Nickel, said recently that he was prepared to discuss the merger of Norilsk Nickel and aluminum giant Rusal.
"We have received a proposal from Rusal management to discuss a merger with Norilsk Nickel as an alternative to extending the shareholder agreement," Potanin said in an interview with Russia's RBC TV channel. I sent a letter confirming that we agreed to initiate discussions with Rusal on a merger. "
Potanin owns about 35 per cent of Norilsk Nickel. Norilsk Nickel is a major producer of nickel and copper and the world's largest palladium miner. Norilsk Nickel and Rusal had a market capitalization of $49 billion and $15 billion, respectively, as of Monday local time, according to Refinitiv Eikon.
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