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Turning carbon dioxide into fuel and useful chemicals
December 04, 2017
Turning pollution into fuel: A new method could be used to transform greenhouse gases into useful fuels and chemicals, right at the power plant.

New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance
December 04, 2017
The key finding of the research was that “bacteria respond to exposure to the herbicides by changing how susceptible they are to antibiotics used in human and animal medicine” according to University of Cantebury’s Professor Jack Heinemann.

Cargill program allows consumers to identify farm that raised their turkey
December 04, 2017
A pilot program by Cargill allows consumers to identify the farm that raised their turkey, “view the family farm story, see photos from the farm, and read a message from the farmer.”

Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol
December 04, 2017
The direct oxidation of methane -- found in natural gas -- into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat.

GOOOAAAAL!!! ARLANXEO scores with biobased soccer ball for 2018 World Cup
December 04, 2017
The official match ball for the soccer 2018 World Cup will be eco-friendly. The rubber is made with bio-based ethylene extracted from sugarcane, reducing the carbon footprint of the soccer ball compared to conventional rubber.

Drought-resistant plant genes could accelerate evolution of water-use efficient crops
December 04, 2017
Scientists have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering and creating energy crops that are tolerant to water deficits.

Number of genetically engineered crops could balloon thanks to new technique using pollen DNA
December 04, 2017
A team of mostly Chinese scientists has announced a new technique, called pollen magnetofection, which they say overcomes the obstacles of traditional plant-transformation methods and clears the way to genetically modify “almost all crops”.

Government of Ontario expands biofuels support to tackle climate change and drive clean growth
December 04, 2017
The government of Ontario announced today new initiatives to strengthen the biofuels sector in the province, improve the environmental performance of fuels, and encourage the production of emerging advanced biofuels.

Electricity generated from low-cost biomaterial
December 11, 2017
Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may soon be powered by electricity generated from low cost and sustainable biomaterials, according to new research.

Canadian government awards funding to BioAmber sugar-based nylon research
December 11, 2017
Sarnia-based BioAmber plans to use their success with sugar-based polymers to develop a process for the manufacture of adipic acid, used in producing nylon.

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