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Forest conservation could preserve evolutionary history of birds

According to research published last week in Science, birds living in the rainforests in Costa Rica represent around 4.1 billion years of...

Date
September 2014
Authors
Stephanie Cole
Abstract

Transagriculture: a discussion on developing intelligent rice breeding robot.

China currently faces the food security problem that demand for food continues to increase while increasing rate of grain yield slows down obviously. Exploring innovation of new technology and methods in crop breeding is a key point to achieve a major breakthrough in breeding of new crop breeding,...

Authors
Li Hui; Zuo QinYue; Luo Ke; Mo BangHui; Zhang GuoLin; Wen XingChe; Yang Qiong; Yu MaoQun; Wang SongHu; Chen Bin; Chen Li; Chen MingCai; Tu ShengBin
Publisher
Editorial Office of China Biotechnology
Publication
China Biotechnology, 2014, 34, 5, pp 116-121
Event

National Water Policy Summit

14 - 15 October 2014 - Sydney

Venue
Sydney
Country
Australia
Contact
Amanda White
Tel
+61 (02) 9436 0055
CAB ReviewFull Text

The practical implementation of microalgal biodiesel: challenges and potential solutions.

With conventional fossil energy reserves diminishing as well as atmospheric pollution increasing through excessive use of these resources, we need to switch to cleaner, renewable replacement sources of energy for a sustainable future. Bioenergy is a promising alternative among the different...

Date
September 2014
Subjects
aquatic organisms; aquatic plants; biodiesel; bioenergy; biofuels; biogas; energy sources; ethanol; lipids; renewable energy; renewable resources; reviews
Authors
Sen Gupta, S.; Sharad Bhartiya; Yogendra Shastri
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

Climate change impact and adaptation in agricultural systems.

This book contains 17 chapters focusing on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, food security, water resources and economic stability. Strategies to develop sustainable systems that minimize impact on climate and/or mitigate the effects of human activity on climate change are also presented.

Authors
Fuhrer, J.; Gregory, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
AbstractFull Text

Soil chemical properties, organic reserves and root system of a degraded pasture associated introduction of legume.

The aim was to study the recovery of degraded pasture with the introduction of Stylosanthes macrocephala e capitata cv. Campo Grande on Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk evaluating the levels N-total in roots, biomass, area, and length, diameter and root levels of macro and micronutrients in the...

Authors
Fabrice, C. E. S.; Soares Filho, C. V.; Pinto, M. F.; Perri, S. H. V.; Cecato, U.; Mateus, G. P.
Publisher
Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Publication
Semina: Ciências Agrárias (Londrina), 2014, 35, 4, pp 1721-1730
AbstractFull Text

A review of biomass gasification technology to produce syngas.

This paper reviewed various gasification technologies to produce syngas derived from biomass. Several studies from previous researchers have been summarized to discussed the effect on the efficiency, operability and the yield of the gasifier system of several parameter including temperature,...

Authors
Nor Afzanizam, B. S.; Mohammad Nazri, B. M. J.; Tung ChongCheng; Ng JoHan
Publisher
American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Publication
American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2014, 8, 7, pp 69-74
AbstractFull Text

Effect of flame on various swirler angle in combustion performance.

The industrial revolution is the central cause for the increase of NOx emissions in the atmosphere. Based on the research by Bowman (1992), electricity generation, transportation, industrial activities and biomass burning are the major sources of NOx emissions. Among all NOx, NO is particularly...

Authors
Mohammad Nazri, M. J.; Muhammad Roslan Rahim
Publisher
American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Publication
American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2014, 8, 7, pp 57-61
AbstractFull Text

Study of droplet size for palm bio-fuel blends.

The type of fuel atomizer chosen for this study is the pressure swirl atomizer. This type of atomizer can create a swirling motion imparted to the fuel, leading it under the action of centrifugal force and spreading the fuel in hollow cone after the fuel leaves the orifice. The reason for choosing...

Authors
Ishak, M. S. A.; Mohammad Nazri, M. J.; Dar, C. Z.
Publisher
American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Publication
American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2014, 8, 7, pp 44-48
AbstractFull Text

The potential of local trees for phytostabilization of heavy metals in gold cyanidation tailing contaminated soils of West Lombok, Indonesia.

The discharge of mercury amalgamation and cyanidation tailings of small-scale gold mining in West Lombok, to agricultural lands caused Hg, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn contamination. Phytostabilization may be a feasible approach for the management of contaminated sites. The objective of this study was to...

Authors
Handayanto, E.; Muddarisna, N.; Krisnayanti, B. D.
Publisher
American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Publication
American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2014, 8, 7, pp 15-21

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