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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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Bacteria may affordably turn plants into diesel by 2012

    Bacteria that convert plants into diesel could become a widely available method for creating alternative fuels at commercial prices within the next two years. U.S. researchers announced progress last week in converting sugars directly into biodiesel by modifying the Escherichia coli bacterium (E. coli). Biodiesel, a fossil fuel alternative, can be transported in diesel pipelines and burned in ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • IDB lends US$269m for three Brazilian ethanol plants

    The bank develops “Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard” to help investors and governments select projects that won’t harm the environment nor the availability of food The Inter-American Development Bank will lend $269 million and help raise an additional $379 million for three new ethanol plants in south-central Brazil, in the largest biofuel investment ever made by a development bank.  The ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • $80 Billion World Investment In Ethanol Plants In The Next 15 Years

    World ethanol production will exceed 15 billion gallons in 2007. U.S. will edge out Brazil as the leading producer. Double-digit growth in production will continue for the foreseeable future. To meet the ambitious goals of the Bush Administration, production in the U.S. would be 75 billion gallons/yr or five times the present world production. Other countries around the world will also be ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Confirmed speakers from 32 countries from all continents

    World Bioenergy is truly a global event. There are confirmed speakers from 32 countries from all continents, and a couple more may be added in the coming days. An example of the many speakers from outside Europe is Abbas Almodares from University of Isfahan in Iran. He will speak about bioethanol production from dried sweet sorghum stalks. Professor Almodares is an expert on sorghum, a ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Confirmed speakers from 32 countries from all continents

    World Bioenergy is truly a global event. There are confirmed speakers from 32 countries from all continents, and a couple more may be added in the coming days. An example of the many speakers from outside Europe is Abbas Almodares from University of Isfahan in Iran. He will speak about bioethanol production from dried sweet sorghum stalks. Professor Almodares is an expert on sorghum, a plant that ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Sure, let`s call HFCS what it really is - by Michael Prager

    From Marion Nestle, I learned this week that the FDA is taking comments through this week on the Corn Refiners Association request to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to corn sugar. Previously, she says, she didn't oppose the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • 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

  • Prize-winning researcher saves natural forests with bioenergy

    Bioenergy doesn’t have to consume resources – on the contrary, it can save important environmental assets. Brazilian researcher Laércio Couto and his team have proved just that, and for this work he is the first recipient of the World Bioenergy Award. The World Bioenergy Award was awarded for the first time at the inauguration of the World Bioenergy international ...


    By Elmia AB

  • 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 ...

  • Biofuels could hasten climate change

    A new study finds that it will take more than 75 years for the carbon emissions saved through the use of biofuels to compensate for the carbon lost when biofuel plantations are established on forestlands. If the original habitat was peatland, carbon balance would take more than 600 years. The oil palm, increasingly ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • All nations must share blame or lose climate battle

    The developing world’s most polluting nations must abandon the decades-old rhetoric that blames rich countries for climate change and share responsibility for reducing emissions to avoid dangerous overheating, according to Brazil’s best-known scientist. José Goldemberg, who took office as president of the São Paulo Research Foundation ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Amyris`s First Commercial Production Facility Complete and Operational

    Amyris, Inc., (NASDAQ:AMRS), a renewable chemicals and fuels company, today announced the completion of the first industrial-scale facility for the production of Biofene™, Amyris’s renewable farnesene. The production facility is located in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil at a facility owned by Biomin do Brasil Nutri?ão Animal Ltda., a company ...


    By Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc.

  • 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

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