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CSIRO researchers have found a way to produce oil in the leaves and stems of plants – a discovery that promises to be a game-changer in global production of renewable oils for livestock feed, human foods, biofuels and industry.
The National Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recognise “big ideas from young rural innovators”, with this year’s winners set to explore topics ranging from immunising honeybees to turning pig poo into tractor fuel.
US tractor giant John Deere has developed a prototype tractor run entirely on lithium-ion battery power, to be officially unveiled at the SIMA agribusiness show in Paris in early 2017.
Already, Australia produces some of the world’s cleanest, greenest mutton, lamb and beef, but industry-backed initiative Target 100 aims for a sustainable sheep and cattle sector by 2020.
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.
For piggery owners Michael and Edwina Beveridge, anaerobic digesters enabled them to turn tonnes of pig poo into energy.
Recent data analysis of cattle methane emissions shows that previous estimates were inflated by nearly a quarter – equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes annually.