EMBRAPA is investing in research to produce biofuels such as second generation ethanol, biodiesel, biogas and other products agroenergetic from microorganisms. Units throughout the country are participating in the initiative. “Within the projects of Embrapa Agroenergy, we have sought to harness the ability of microorganisms’ wild, genetically modified organisms and products generated by it, such as enzymes, for use on different fronts,” said Deputy Head of Research and Development of Embrapa Agroenergy Brasilia, Guy de Capdeville.
Researchers are studying ways to reach biofuels from micro-organisms. The Embrapa Agri Food, located in Rio, will use ethically improved microorganisms’ strains to produce enzymes. Furthemore, it will also test the efficiency for the production of second generation ethanol.
Already Embrapa Environment, in Jaguariúna, São Paulo, has a germplasm bank of microorganisms isolated from various biomes and is selecting bacteria and fungi capable of degrading cellulose. Embrapa Grape and Wine, in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, is seeking yeasts for fermentation of pentoses and hexoses (sugars with five or six carbon atoms, respectively) in order to produce ethanol.
Embrapa Labex KoreaThis is the weblog of Labex Korea, an international cooperation program of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Organization, Embrapa. More here.
Partner OrganizationLabex Korea is hosted by the Rural Development Administration.
- Pesticide Study Sparks Backlash
- H7N9 kills 2 more, causing new infections in China
- New Programme to Support Animal Welfare at Slaughter
- Brazilian researchers develop technique for mass breeding of stingless bees
- Meat Products in the European Union 2013-2023
- Agriculture can be an ally to biodiversity conservation
- Computer modeling helps to improve the quality and microbiological safety of food
- The challenges to biofuel expansion
- Blocking insect digestion to control pests wp.me/pD58e-1FV 4 years ago
- Fairtrade Foundation report damns treatment of smallholder farmers wp.me/pD58e-1Ga 4 years ago
- Transgenic eucalyptus yields 20% more than conventional wp.me/pD58e-1HK 4 years ago
- At least 70% of Earth’s species still unknown wp.me/pD58e-1I9 4 years ago
- Vitamin Enriched Cassava wp.me/pD58e-1Fm 4 years ago
- Do plants 'veto' bad genes? wp.me/pD58e-1FD 4 years ago
- Empowering smallholder farmers to create sustainable change - live discussion wp.me/pD58e-1Gj 4 years ago
- Brazilian soybean biodiesel emits 70% less greenhouse gases than fossil diesel wp.me/pD58e-1HC 4 years ago
- Microalgae oil can turn biofuel wp.me/pD58e-1Hz 4 years ago
- Simple Physics May Limit the Size of Leaves wp.me/pD58e-1Gy 4 years ago
Browse by Categories
Pages in the Weblog
See posts by dates
- 133,638 hits
Contact UsYour comments and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. E-mail us at email@example.com