Researchers Disprove that Cuban Sugarcane lowers Cholesterol
A research institute in Cuba had earlier proved that Policosanols present in Cuban sugar cane had
dramatic cholesterol-lowering effects. A new study done by// Canadian researchers contradicts this view.
Two Canadian researchers Dr. Peter J. H. Jones and Dr. Amira N. Kassis studying Nutritio...
Verenium Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007
...h of these facilities are designed to
utilize locally- sourced and low-cost sugarcane
bagasse as a primary
feedstock for testing and ethanol production. As discu...gy for the production of ethanol from a wide array
of feedstocks, including sugarcane
bagasse, dedicated energy crops,
agricultural waste, and wood products. In ...
Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants
...ing and can reduce tick populations in pastures and yards. Also, cotton and sugarcane
growers see them as helpful. The ants munch on boll weevils, caterpillars and sugarcane
"But on balance they're an ecological disaster," Merchant opines...
Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says
...been pointed out that as much greenhouse gas was released in producing corn ethanol as was saved in replacing gasoline by ethanol. Even in the case of sugarcane
ethanol, the problem of relative energy inefficiency of ethanol remains. A vehicle would burn 1.4 times as much E85 as straight gasoline, the U.S. ...
Sugarcane Smut Attack Over $800 Million Worth Crop
... engulf about $800 million //worth crops – according to estimates.
A total of 8 properties, were found to confirm by authorities to be affected by sugarcane
smut disease. The initial case showed as a fine black powder of fungal spores spotted on cane paddock near Childers.
Since all the areas around C...
Sugarcane in Medical Products
Allergen, Food, Sugarcane
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Sugarcane in Biological News
Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid
...lignocellulosic biomass and include wood residues (including sawmill and paper mill discards), municipal paper waste, agricultural residues (including sugarcane
bagasse), dedicated energy crops (like switchgrass) or the non-edible parts of corn like cobs, stalks or stover. The problem is, unlike corn starch, ...
Ecological insect pest management for Guam
...onship between semiochemical-based trapping methods and overall crop production on Guam for four important weevil pests: banana root borer, New Guinea sugarcane
weevil, and two sweet potato weevils.
Agriculture professionals will be instructed in trapping methods including the importance of lures and trap c...
Genome sequence shows sorghum's immense potential
...tool to blend desirable traits into more improved commercial plants.
The sequenced sorghum genome is also being used to improve biofuel crops like sugarcane
and Miscanthus, a genus of 15 species of perennial grasses that is a leading biofuel crop in Europe. These plants have much larger and more complicate...
Biofuels ignite food crisis debate
...llel, almost 60 percent of the world's population is malnourished increasing the need for grains and other basic foods. Growing crops, including corn, sugarcane
and soybean, for fuel uses water and energy resources vital for the production of food for human consumption.
Professor Pimentel and his team revie...
Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought
...les," which make simple side-by-side comparisons of the fuel yield per unit of land for various crops; for example, the amount of ethanol a hectare of sugarcane
will generate versus a hectare of corn.
The problem with these widely quoted tables, says Johnston, is the original sources of the numbers usually...
Replacing corn with perennial grasses improves carbon footprint of biofuels
...ebris left over after corn is harvested) as a cellulosic biofuel source.
Their analysis showed that converting native land (grassland or forest) to sugarcane
dramatically reduced soil carbon, creating a carbon deficit that would take decades to repay. While perennial grasses add carbon to the soil each yea...
Plants grow bigger and more vigorously through changes in their internal clocks
...e two or more sets of chromosomes. Over 70 percent of all flowering plants, including many important agricultural crops such as wheat, cotton, canola, sugarcane
and banana, are naturally polyploid.
Until now, the molecular mechanisms for hybrid and polyploid vigor have largely been unknown.
Conference to explore sustainability of biofuels
... in the near future. Many of the countries are receiving substantial international assistance to increase the production of biofuel feedstock, such as sugarcane
and oil palm, either for domestic use or for export to the United States and elsewhere.
Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010
...e an incentive for manufacturers to increase production and thus, lower prices.
"We know about diversion of traditional food crops such as corn or sugarcane
to biofuels like ethanolbut now urea, a basic input for food production, is also going into fuel," says Dr. Amit Roy, President and CEO of the Interna...
New studies predict record land grab as demand soars for new sources of food, energy and wood fiber
...al crops, including those destined for food and fuel:
In Brazil, 28 Mha are currently under cultivation for soy and sugarcane. By 2020, soy and sugarcane
plantations are expected to cover 88 to 128 Mha of Brazilian land.
In Indonesia, 6.5 Mha of land are dedicated to oil palm plantations. By 2025, o...
Sugarcane in Biological Technology
Brazil's top automakers to distribute 2 million copies of the 'Ethanol Handbook' in partnership with the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
SAO PAULO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting in May, buyers of all flex-
fuel vehicles manufactured in Brazil by Fiat, Ford, General Motors and
Volkswagen will find extra reading material in the glove compartment of their
new cars. Along with the owner's manual, they'll receive the Ethanol Han...
New Bill to Expand Promotion of Biofuels Is a Welcome Boost for U.S.-Brazil Relations According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A bill designed to
strengthen energy cooperation in the Western Hemisphere, approved today by
the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a positive step to expands
ongoing efforts by Brazil and the United States to promote the production
Friends of the Earth Report on Biofuel Production Offers Incomplete, Outdated and Inaccurate Picture, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- References to the Brazilian
ethanol industry in the report "Fuelling Destruction in Latin America,"
distributed by the Amsterdam-based non-government organization Friends of
the Earth, are based on out-of-context, inaccurate and generally outdated
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry: OECD Report Confirms Overall Benefits of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol
SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane
Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes the OECD Report "Economic Assessment
of Biofuel Support Policies" as another major report that highlights the
benefits of sugarcane
ethanol in terms of greenhouse gas reduction and
Sugarcane as a Key Element Against Global Warming to be Highlighted at Green Week in Brussels
... SAO PAULO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- What does sugarcane
have to do with
Global Warming? Everything, when y...razil's highly successful,
30-year experience with sugarcane
as a feedstock for ethanol. In place since
the mid...s. At its booth in the exhibit area, the Brazilian sugarcane
Association (UNICA), the largest organiza...
President Bill Clinton to Speak at the Ethanol Summit in Brazil
...o, Brazil. The event is organized by the
Industry Association (UNICA) and is one of the mos.../english
The Brazilian sugarcane
Industry Association (UNICA) represents the top
pr...ulo, which accounts for about 50% of the
harvest and 60% of total ethanol production. UNICA...
Sugarcane Ethanol Industry Eager to Implement U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
... WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian sugarcane
Association (UNICA) welcomed today's Whit...he California Air Resources Board (CARB).
"We know sugarcane
ethanol has the lowest carbon emissions of any liq...and research, these indirect land use effects from sugarcane
Brazil will be marginal at best," V...
Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy
...active biorefinery demo
A highlight of the event was an interactive demo that gave participants a firsthand look at how cellulosic biomass, such as sugarcane
bagasse, and corn cobs, is converted into many useful products. Like oil refineries, biorefineries will produce many different end-products, but with ...
Genencor Launches Accellerase(R) 1500, Next Step Toward Scale-Up of Cellulosic Ethanol
Accellerase(R) 1500 will lower one of the major cost hurdles to producing ethanol or biochemicals from cellulosic feedstocks, such as corn stover, sugarcane
bagasse, wood chips, wheat straw, and switchgrass. In addition, Accellerase(R) 1500 has a significantly improved formulation and higher activity resu...
Verenium Announces First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Project
... from natural, plant waste products and dedicated energy feedstocks such as sugarcane
waste (bagasse), switchgrass, sorghum, rice straw and wood chips. Cellulose...gy for the production of ethanol from a wide array of feedstocks, including sugarcane
bagasse, dedicated energy crops, agricultural waste, and wood products. In ...
Sugarcane in Biological Definition
...e just a few examples that we often take for granted. The production of silk would not be possible without the cultivation of the mulberry plant. sugarcane
and other plants have recently been put to use as sources of biofuels which are important alternatives to fossil fuels .
These are just a handfu...