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Embrapa and RDA define strategic partnership in projects for agriculture

00001Labex Korea (Embrapa) and the International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC/RDA) organized the 3rd Workshop RDA/Embrapa in Suwon on March 25 – 29. This event was proposed with the objective to establish strategies for cooperation between both Institutions to toward technological innovations through research, development and technology transfer, which enable to boost the agricultural sector in both countries.

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General information – Brazilian Agriculture, Bioenergy and Labex Korea activities

brazil-water-007By Gilberto Silber Schmidt
Labex Korea prepared this page to disclose to their readers information of the Labex Korea activities, as well as technological advances of the Brazilian Agriculture and bioenergy production. The information takes the form of articles, documents and presentations (PDF) which can be accessed freely.
 
Click here to access the complete list of documents published since Labex Korea’s opening.
 
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III Workshop Embrapa (Brazil) and Korea (RDA)

Inauguração2By Gilberto Silber Schmidt

Labex Korea (Embrapa) and the International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC/RDA) are organizing the III Workshop RDA/Embrapa to be held in Suwon on March 25 – 29. This event is being proposed with the objective to establish strategies for cooperation between both Institutions to toward technological innovations through research, development and technology transfer, which enable to boost the agricultural sector in both countries.
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Lab makes ethanol from whey

etanol_1FAPESP – A new source of raw material for the production of ethanol is arising in the state of Rio Grande do Sul: whey. Every kilogram of cheese that is produced yields, on average, nine liters of whey, a whitish liquid that is 95% water, 4% lactose and 1% protein. For the food industries to use it in milky beverages and cookie fillings, it must be turned into a powder, which is expensive, especially for small producers. If it is not used for food, whey has to be treated as an industrial effluent to keep it from contaminating lakes and rivers. Continue reading

How can investors drive the sustainability agenda at Rio+20?

By Mark Robertson
The Guardian – The year 2012 ought to be a big one for sustainable investment. Calls for a more responsible approach to capitalism are growing, along with the sense that a more sophisticated understanding of investment risk – one which takes longer-term sustainability issues into account – is urgently required. The financial crisis and big failings at big names such as BP, Telco, News Corporation and Olympus have highlighted the importance of companies having business strategies that are sustainable over both the short and the long-term…. Read More

Source and Photo: Th Guardian, May 11th, 2012.
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The Status of Bioenergy in Brazil

By Gilberto Silber Schmidt

Labex Korea – Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, with an extensive surface of continuous land, a large supply of fresh water, abundant solar energy, and a rich biodiversity. The wide range of climatic conditions, from temperate to tropical, together with advanced capacity in technology development, allowed considerable diversification of agriculture systems, making Brazil an important producer of food, feed, fibers and renewable fuels …. Read More

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Study evaluates the functional properties of processed garlic

By Karina Toledo

Agência FAPESP – The flavor and therapeutic properties of garlic have been revered since antiquity, but garlic’s characteristic strong odor, which has even been thought to ward off vampires – causes many people to avoid handling raw garlic.

There are several forms of ready- to- eat garlic that obviate the need to handle the raw cloves. However, according to a study conducted by the São Paulo Agency of Agribusiness Technology (APTA), garlic can lose practically all of its functional properties during processing….. >>Read More<<

Source and Photo: FAPESP, April 25th, 2012
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