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Researchers Turn Fish Waste Into A Coffee-Scented Biofuel

Before that beautiful salmon filet lands on your plate, a lot of less appetizing stuff gets stripped away: By one estimate, the global seafood industry produces 64 million metric tons of waste each year. A new study suggests a potentially sweeter fate for all those heads and guts: They can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon (Energy Fuels 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01671).

Published: 16Dec2015

Le carnage des poussins mâles pourrait bientôt prendre fin

Chaque année, des millions de poussins mâles, jugés sans valeur par l'industrie des poules pondeuses, sont euthanasiés dès leur sortie de l'oeuf. Une pratique que l'Allemagne veut cesser d'ici 2017, et à laquelle une mystérieuse invention de l'Université McGill pourrait mettre fin....Au Québec, l'Université McGill planche aussi secrètement sur une technologie semblable.

Published: 11Dec2015

Farming of the future

 

Bioresource Engineering professor Mark Lefsrud and PhD candidate Debora Santana Parrine were featured on CBC's The National on Tuesday, September 22.

Mark spoke about his work with Urban Barns, and how the new growth systems that he is developing are changing the face of agriculture.

Watch the video...

 

Published: 23Sep2015

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