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  • New PLENE for commercial planting of sugar cane in Brazil

    Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its PLENE platform of integrated sugar cane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta will access an innovative planting system for sugar cane in Brazil: CEEDS (Crop Expansion Encapsulation and Drilling System). The CEEDS technology enables the realization of PLENE on a commercial scale. It is ...


    By Syngenta

  • Science and sugar cane produce versatile harvest

    (IPS) - For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much scientific and technological research. Ethanol, or fuel alcohol, has become a major product, rivalling sugar, over the last three decades. But recently, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Syngenta expands new planting solutions for sugar cane in Brazil

    Syngenta today announced the launch of two new products for sugar cane under the company's exclusive PLENE® brand. Plene Evolve® and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality by providing healthy young plants with an assurance of genetic purity, vigor and traceability. In order to maintain productivity, sugar cane producers need to replant cane every five years. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Europe’s sugar beets produce twice as much ethanol in the tropics

    Sugar beets from Europe can help solve the conflict between food and bioenergy in the developing world. “Sugar beets have greater energy content than sugar cane but require rotation with other crops,” explained Jan Öhrvall at the World Bioenergy conference in Jönköping, Sweden. Öhrvall is working on a tropical sugar beet project being ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Nestlé and World Wildlife Fund to promote plant-based plastics

    Nestlé has formed a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven other major brands to lessen the amount of plastic on the planet by encouraging the development of bioplastics, or plastics derived from plants. Consumers searching for more sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based products will benefit from the formation of the Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA) announced ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Syngenta demonstrates strength of portfolio in Brazil

    Syngenta is today hosting a strategic crop update in Brazil for analysts and investors with a focus on Soybean, Specialty crops and Sugar cane. The combined sales potential of these three crops globally is around $10 billion in 2020. Soybean is the most efficient source of protein and is widely used as animal feed as well as for human consumption, biodiesel and industrial uses. Demand is growing ...


    By Syngenta

  • Controversy over biofuels grows

    New research suggests that nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions associated with growing some biofuel crops may be much greater than previously thought and could be high enough to outweigh the potential CO2 savings associated with biofuels. Producing fuels from crops such as rapeseed is one strategy being explored to replace fossil fuels, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the ...

  • The tiger in your tank was yesterday – soon it’ll be algae

    ”There’s no plant that has as much power as algae. That is why a lot of energy experts have high expectations of algae in the long run”, says Dr Martin Kerner, the Managing Director of SSC GmbH and the operator of a pilot plant in Hamburg-Reitbrook, which it is hoped will give a boost to research. Dr Kerner will be speaking at the exhibition and conference “waste to energy” which is being held in ...

  • US: Corn Isn’t Enough for Ethanol Production in Future

    Ethanol if obtained through cellulose, a material found in cornstalks, trees, and grass that doesn’t carry any agricultural value, can help reduce corn’s demand and also curb the appetite of US for more and more foreign crude oil. Ethanol, produced from the cellulose of plants, has chemical properties that are same as in Ethanol obtained through sugar cane or corn. However, Ethanol can be made ...


    By RNCOS

  • From Mules to Biofuels

    Farmers and policymakers are wrestling with two main concerns when it comes to ethanol production: the effect of ethanol demand on food prices, and changes in land use that are detrimental to the environment. While families were sharing corn at backyard barbecues this summer, both issues perked up ears across the globe. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected Texas Governor Rick Perry's ...

  • Floods wash away Pakistan`s crop research efforts

    The recent Pakistan floods have caused substantial damage to the country's crop research, washing away new seed varieties and test crops planted in the fields, and damaging buildings and equipment, leaving the country's research institutes in disrepair. So far, the floods have killed more than 2,000 people and affected a further 21 million, killed 200,000 livestock and destroyed 4.25 million ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • VG Life Sciences Subsidiary, VGEnergy, Hires Chief Science Advisor

    VG Life Sciences (OTC Pink: VGLS) announces that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor. In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, Dr. Dickman will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production ...


    By VG Energy

  • New Holland Fiat India Receives 2012 Agriculture Leadership Award

    New Holland Fiat India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of CNH Global and part of Fiat Industrial, has recently been recognized with the 2012 Agriculture Leadership Award during the 5th Agriculture Leadership Summit on the Environment and Agriculture in India. The awards are given annually in different categories to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in their respective ...


    By Marketwire

  • New Holland Agriculture Associate Sponsor of World Sustainable Agriculture Congress

    New Holland Agriculture announced it will be Associate Sponsor of the World Sustainable Agriculture Congress, which will be held in Singapore on the 11th and 12th of July 2012. The conference will bring together the whole food value chain, including agribusiness and farming leaders, food manufacturers, NGOs, academics and policy makers to discuss the challenges and solutions needed to achieve ...


    By Marketwire

  • Peatlands are Quick and Cost-Effective Measure to reduce 10% of greenhouse emissions

    Clearing, draining and setting fire to peatlands emits more than 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year - equivalent to 10% of global emissions from fossil fuels, according to Assessment on Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change, the first comprehensive global assessment of the link between peatland degradation and climate change. 'Just like a global phase out of old, energy guzzling ...

  • Farming in cities could help feed the world

    With traditional food production under threat from climate change, we should switch from agriculture to cell culture, says Lucía Atehortúa. If climate change begins to limit the global production of food and energy crops, it will be necessary to develop a new system of food production. Imagine agriculture in small spaces, using high-tech tools such as ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium

    Nairobi, 31 October 2013 - Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam,certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

  • Maintaining food crop diversity: an interview with Gary Paul Nabhan

    Guest author Fred Bahnson interviewed Gary Paul Nabhan, a lecturer, food and farming advocate, folklorist, and conservationist who lives and farms in the U.S. Southwest. Nabhan discusses his new book, the future of agriculture, and how 1,400-year-old Lebanese farming techniques influence his land ethic. Tell me about your latest book, Where Our Food Comes From-Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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