Arquivo de fevereiro de 2011

  • The Costly Consequences Of Regulating Dust

    quinta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2011

    In anticipation of a proposed rule on this issue, NCBA contracted with Dr John Richards, Ph.D., P.E. of Air Quality Control Techniques to study the likely effects regulating dust at such stringent levels would have on attainment and nonattainment regions throughout the United States. The study concluded that moving forward with [...]

  • UK Beef Carbon Footprint Is EU Average

    quinta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2011

    This follows publication of an authoritative EU study on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that fundamentally contradict the contentious findings of a report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), “Livestock’s Long Shadow” – which was released in 2006.
    Back then the FAO, which has since corrected its conclusions, was claiming that [...]

  • NVZ regulations continue to hamper dairy farmers

    segunda-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2011

    Nearly half of farmers surveyed by the NFU will not have enough slurry storage to comply with Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) regulations coming into force in less than a year’s time.
    The survey, looking at measures adopted by dairy farmers to comply with changes to the NVZ Action Programme, has also revealed a [...]

  • Microalgas são foco de pesquisa na UFPR

    segunda-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2011

    O Centro de Estudos do Mar, da Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), implantou recentemente duas linhas de pesquisa envolvendo microalgas. Uma delas estuda espécies que são tóxicas e que podem causar problemas para organismos aquáticos e até mesmo para os seres humanos.
    A outra linha de pesquisa está relacionada com o cultivo de [...]

  • UFSCar vai transformar alga em biodiesel

    quinta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2011

    Quem já passou pelos imensos canaviais do interior paulista conhece o cheiro desagradável da vinhaça, líquido que sobra após a produção de álcool. Cientistas e empresários apostam que o dejeto pode virar a base de um novo tipo de biodiesel.
    A UFSCar (Universidade Federal de São Carlos) e a empresa Algae Biotecnologia [...]