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Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together
May 05, 2017
In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring agriculture into the Digital Age.

NAS Issues Report on Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology
May 05, 2017
The NAS was tasked with looking into the future and describing the possible future products of biotechnology that will arise over the next five to ten years.

NASA research proves aviation biofuels reduces GHG emissions by up to 70%
May 05, 2017
In California, using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

Plants challenged to ‘breath’ because of climate change — This gene tweak could change that
May 05, 2017
New work from a joint team of plant biologists and ecologists from Carnegie and Stanford University has uncovered the factor behind an important innovation that makes grasses.

Lumber giant Canfor makes oil from wood waste
May 05, 2017
Canadian logging giant Canfor Pulp has announced its developing the first ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant.

Industrial sugars from waste
May 24, 2017
Comet’s development has provided increasing shape to the development of an biobased industrial cluster in the Sarnia region of Ontario

BASF licenses CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute
May 24, 2017
In North Carolina, BASF reached a global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology to improve products in agricultural and industrial microbiology applications.

The Future of Food Production Will Look A Lot Like Brewing Beer
May 24, 2017
The latest new buzzword in food tech? Fermentation. And we’re not talking about the kimchi or kombucha kind.

Ripen on demand? New generation of GMO crops could dramatically increase yield
May 24, 2017
Farmers could one day control when their crops ripen after the development of modified rice that flowers on demand.

Ghent University researchers develop process to produce lactic acid from grass
May 24, 2017
In Belgium, researchers at Ghent University have developed a process that turns grass into fuel. Scientists at the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET), Ghent University have developed a way to turn grass into biofuel.

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