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A radical approach to methane oxidation into methanol
January 02, 2018
This is the first aerobic oxidation of methane without using high temperature/pressure, and the concept could allow industry-scale reactions with reduced environmental impact.

Non-traditional sites for future solar farms
January 02, 2018
Equivalent of 183,000 football fields of non-agricultural land identified in study aiming to ease competition between farmers, conservationists, and energy companies.

The simple way we might turn food waste into green energy
January 02, 2018
Scientists have been looking for solutions to the food waste problem. Researchers say that a pair of simple chemical processes could turn food waste into environmentally friendly biofuel.

BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy
January 02, 2018
Cow poop and chicken droppings? BMW is among a number of automakers harnessing the power of biowaste—not to power its cars, but the factories that build them.

Global impact of not planting herbicide tolerant crops due to glyphosate ban
January 02, 2018
What will happen if herbicide tolerant crops are no longer available because glyphosate is banned? This questioned was answered in a recent research article.

Canada proposes new limits—but no ban—on neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees
January 02, 2018
The Canadian federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around two insecticides that are harmful to bees, but stopped short of an all-out ban.

Preventing pollution: 'Clean Water Machine’ to filter ag runoff in the Holland Marsh
January 02, 2018
The portable invention filters elements such as phosphorus, nitrogen and heavy metals from up to 21,000 gallons of water per day. The process uses water, air, sand, rust, electricity and biochar to remove the nutrients from the runoff.

Dutch designers develop bioplastic made from algae
January 02, 2018
It’s grown locally, processed locally, 3D-printed locally, and sold locally. And its inventors think it could change how we buy just about everything.

Finless Foods creates fish using clean meat tech
January 08, 2018
Finless Foods has created lab-grown tuna and other fish using clean meat technology. The clean fish will have the same taste, texture and health profile as those from the sea, but without contaminants such as mercury, bacteria and foodborne pathogens

Microalgae in cow diet can deliver more omega 3 in cheese
January 08, 2018
A PhD student at Harper Adams University in the UK has successfully increased the level of long chain omega-3 while reducing the level of saturated fatty acids in cheese, and producing the same the taste, by feeding microalgae to cows.

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