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Jet fuel from sugarcane a realistic prospect

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How to solve the 'monster' fatberg problem

Fatbergs – enormous solid masses of oil, grease, wet wipes and other hygiene products that congeal together to cause major blockages – are wreaking havoc on the sewers of cities around the world. A 130 tonne specimen ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Environment
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With extra sugar, leaves get fat too

Eat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show ...

dateSep 25, 2017 in Biotechnology
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France to end fossil fuel production

The French government unveiled plans Wednesday to put an end to oil and gas production on its territory in a largely symbolic move it hopes will inspire bigger producing nations to copy.

dateSep 06, 2017 in Environment
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