(Image Credit: Xochiquetzal Fonseca/CIMMYT) A new project that aims to provide farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant maize varieties has been launched to help the region boost food security. The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project will apply conventional breeding techniques to develop maize varieties and hybrids capable of resisting environmental shocks, including drought,…Read more African Smallholders to get Stress-Tolerant Maize
GreenEnergyPark™: Empowering Africa's New Agricultural Economy DalinYebo's GreenEnergyPark™ will contribute to Africa's food security and create permanent rural jobs, because these small economic hubs are located in the centres of agricultural areas and its profits will flow back to the farming community. The anchor tenants of the GreenEnergyPark™ are a furfural biorefinery and an electricity co-generation…Read more Connecting-the-Dots™ of a New Agricultural Economy
The agricultural industry has reaped the rewards of laws requiring ethanol cultivation, but now the environmental ramifications are causing second thoughts. (Ethanol: Clean Energy Or The Source Of New Environmental ... GreenEnergyPark™'s insight: That is why we advocate the use e.g. cobs or husks from existing food-chain residues. A biobased-economy has to understand soil conditions.…Read more Ethanol: Clean Energy Or The Source Of New Environmental Concerns?
Companies have put biofuels on the back burner to aim for higher margin chemicals Tom Welton gives the wooden desk in his office a sharp rap with his knuckles. ‘That’s the sound of lignin,’ he says, grinning. ‘Have you seen its structure? It’s beautiful, full of aromatics, lovely compounds that make you think: I could…Read more A biomass bonanza
Bio-rewable fuel additive for diesel/kerosene reduce emissions!The furfural molecule has a very high oxygen content. In addition, its derivatives are known to change the phase diagram of (e.g. diesel), so that mineral diesel can be blended e.g. with alcohols without forming emulsions. Already in earlier work and field trials , such additives have successfully reduced…Read more DTHFE: Additive for Jetfuel and Diesel
Two thoughts on the following article or how we provide the balance between affordability and access to power: GreenEnergyPark™ stores renewable energy 24/7 365 pa GreenEnergyPark™ produces and supplies electricity in rural areas GreenEnergyPark ™' with large biomass storage area (image: DalinYebo) SA needs balance between energy affordability, access – Frei Renewable energy and electricity…Read more In 20 years, even fewer people with NO electricity in Africa!
Field Cob (Image: DalinYebo) US - Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an important raw material in cellulosic ethanol production. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) research indicates that soil quality would not decline if post-harvest corn cob residues were removed from fields. This work,…Read more USDA: Removing Corncobs Does Not Affect Soil Quality
Driven by aggressive biofuel mandates, rapid growth will cause great strain on biomass by 2030, according to Lux Research. Using today’s technologies, an area the size of Russia would need to be cultivated to replace all of petroleum use for chemicals and fuels—feedstock innovation will be needed to keep growing biomass’s market share. “Today, biofuels…Read more Biomass demand for biorefining to triple by 2030
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