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Did you know?

Did you know?

 

Sometimes solutions become part of the problem!!

 

Did you know…

“…that insect-based compounds hold great promise for green chemistry. Chitin, for example, can be turned into biopolymers and used to make biodegradeable plastics and coatings.”

“…that taking wasted food that might otherwise end polluting landfills, instead,  Insects will have “the perfect enzymatic system to bioconvert those materials”.

“…that while insect-based food is used to reduce the amount of soya used as animal feed, (meaning less pressure on land for soya production). Biopolymer products from insects, simultaneously, could reduce the need for plastics derived from petrochemicals.”

 


 

Did you know…

“…that growing the food, plants, or stock for the biofuel uses sophisticated farm machinery, which burns fuel, introduces fertilizers which can leach into the ground water, pesticides which can harm beneficial insects, and uses tons of water…”

“…that the transportation of biomass to the processing facilities both is economically inefficient and itself produces GHG emissions. For since much of the biomass has a high percentage of water from growth, the feedstock is very heavy, and as a result it is expensive to move from place to place…”

“that the process of turning biomass into biofuel needs further research, as burning, fermentation, and distillation can be environmental enemies. Producing ethanol involves breaking down cellulose… this requires a large amount of energy in the factory to break through that cellulose, and involves many steps with a high price tag. Research is being carried out to increase the efficiency of this process.” Read more about Anna Gomes Concluding Thoughts.

 


 

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