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Clean, green, microscopic and marine: next-generation biofuels

Clean, green, microscopic and marine: next-generation biofuels

Corn and oilseed-based biofuels are so last decade. Now, we have a whole new crop of cleaner, greener biofuels based on microscopic marine plants- and even more miniscule critters.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2016
Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Sundrop Farms’ high-tech hydroponic fruit and vegetable production system eliminates the need for fertile soil, groundwater or grid electricity supplies, greatly reducing input costs and environmental risks.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Aug 2016
US$1 million up for grabs: Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

US$1 million up for grabs: Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

The latest Tulane Challenge is seeking novel in-field solutions to reduce fertiliser use and run-off in a bid to prevent coastal ‘dead zones' worldwide. And they’ll give a cool US$1m to the winning innovation.
Merran White, Published 19th Jul 2016
US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

Two Tennessee-based PhD students are turning the pulpy lignin waste from biofuel and paper production into biodegradable mulch films for farmers, in a win-win for processors, producers and the planet.
Merran White, Published 11th Jul 2016
Free green power from pig poo

Free green power from pig poo

For piggery owners Michael and Edwina Beveridge, anaerobic digesters enabled them to turn tonnes of pig poo into energy.
AgInnovators, Published 12th May 2016
Nitrification inhibitors trialled on dairy and broadacre farms across NE Victoria

Nitrification inhibitors trialled on dairy and broadacre farms across NE Victoria

Following positive previous findings, a three-year, PICCC-helmed project is exploring the effects of applying nitrification inhibitor-augmented urea fertiliser to commercial pasture, grain and canola crops. Iniitial findings showed no significance difference in harmful nitrous oxide emissions but an increase in per-hectare grain yield.
AgInnovators, Published 12th May 2016
New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Apr 2016
Lasers vs birds: new, high-tech ways to fend off aerial invaders

Lasers vs birds: new, high-tech ways to fend off aerial invaders

Farmers fending off geese, galahs, white cockatoos and other avian pests take note: this cutting-edge Dutch technology could be the solution.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Nov 2015
World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

If you thought field robotics was a niche ag-industry, think again. A Japanese horticultural firm is developing the world’s first fully automated farm, a large-scale indoor facility expected to churn out 30,000 clean, green lettuce heads a day, while dramatically cutting input costs.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Nov 2015
Microscopic slime set to shrink cattle farming's carbon footprint

Microscopic slime set to shrink cattle farming's carbon footprint

In many nations, beef’s outsized carbon footprint results in large part from the grain grown and processed to feed them. Substituting algae meal for grain feeds could dramatically shrink that footprint.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2015

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