Archive for October, 2012

  • III SIGERA receives 161 papers

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

    The III SIGERA received 161 papers to be evaluated.
    Considering the main topics of the event, the papers are divided as follow:
    Waste Treatment Technologies- 33
    Waste Use as Fertilizer- 3
    Environmental Impacts of waste on air, soil, water and plant- 7
    Waste to energy- 7
    Waste management- 3
    Waste Treatment Technologies- 8
    Waste Use as Fertilizer- 15
    Environmental Impacts of waste on air, [...]

  • Study collects data on the emissions from burning in Amazonia

    Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

    A group of Brazilian and British researchers began flying over Amazonia on September 12 to understand how the emissions from fires in the region are changing the local and global climate.
    With the help of cutting-edge technology, scientists are collecting data on the chemical composition and physical properties of the smoke emitted. They are also verifying [...]

  • Proposed new Biofuel Policy doesn’t cause job losses, report says

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Brussels — Biodiesel industry claims that addressing indirect land-use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels would cause massive job losses in rural areas are groundless, a recent study shows.
    The report, authored by consultancy Ecofys (1), concludes that it is possible to account for ILUC (2) emissions in EU biofuel legislation while maintaining employment in the industry [...]

  • Brazil set to be a protagonist in biofuels for aviation

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Agência FAPESP – Brazil could take the lead in research on biofuels for aviation, following its own example in the auto sector, in which it became one of the first countries in the world to have its auto fleet fueled by biofuel.
    Nevertheless, the country will have to overcome several obstacles in the areas of science, [...]

  • Research institute intends to master biomass gasification by 2020

    Friday, October 12th, 2012

    Agência FAPESP – The Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT) is about to secure financing on a pilot plant for biomass gasification expected to be built by 2016 and to be in operation the following year in Piracicaba, upstate São Paulo. IPT President Fernando Landgraf presented the project during the Biomass Gasification Symposium held at FAPESP [...]

  • Global Warming can trigger extreme Pacific weather, says study

    Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

    MANILA — Global warming is likely to alter rainfall patterns in East Asia and the Pacific, causing more intense drought and floods in decades to come, according to a study published in Nature last month (15 August).
    A team of Australian-based scientists estimated that increased greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere will enhance equatorial Pacific warming [...]

  • Phosphorus digested better in fermented soybean meal

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

    University of Illinois researchers recently found that pigs digest the phosphorus in fermented soybean meal better than phosphorus in conventional soybean meal.
    Fermented soybean meal is already considered a promising substitute for fish meal in weanling pig diets because of its protein content, lower cost, and lack of anti-nutritional factors.
    “Most of the phosphorus in soybean meal [...]

  • Sigera 2013: New deadline for paper submission

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

    Papers submission was extended at 10/19/2012. For more information about how to submit your manuscript go directly to the link – paper submission in Sigera´s website ( The best papers will be published in Scientia Agricola according guidelines in the Symposium website.
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