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Syngenta and Proteus in biofuel joint venture

I notice that Syngenta and Proteus have formed a joint venture to create enzymes to help make second generation biofuels. This is not Syngenta’s first jv in this area. It would be intetresting to know how the different techologies complement each other.

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Fungus joins biofuel armoury

There’s some excitement about a newly discovered fungus that makes chemicals similar to biofuels from cellulose. (Thanks David). It looks legit, because a couple of my colleagues sent me this link (thanks Clay and Doris). This isn’t the first time fungus has been suggested. But, the more the merrier. It would be interesting to see […]

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Syngenta in high yeild sugar cane development

In a statement issued late last week, Syngenta said it is developing a new technology todramatically improve the cost efficiency of sugar cane planting inBrazil. Syngenta┬┤s innovation would reduce planting costs per hectareby some 15%, driven by a novel approach to grow sugar cane from smallercane segments using proprietary treatments. The technology is plannedfor launch […]

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Syngenta unveils tropical sugar beet in India

Syngenta has unveiled a new tropical sugar beet that produces around as much sugar as cane, the company says. The crop matures in five months and uses less water than cane. This could be useful for ethanol production in the tropics.

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Next generation biofuels

Using crops is the basis of many biofuel projects around the world and there are some interesting views on the way ahead. But what could the next generation of biofuels look like? How about self-digesting corn?. In mid September, this appeared on the BBC’s website. But has Jeremy Thompson of the UK National Non-Food Crop […]

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