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Green Chemistry   More about insect Chitosan by Aaron T. Dossey, Juan A. Morales-Ramos, M. Guadalupe Rojas   Assessing the Commercial Viability of BSF as Biodiesel & Animal Feed Prepared for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Prepared by Nitin Agrawal, Marissa Chacko, Meena Ramachandran, Min Thian from the University of California Berkeley – Haas School of Business   Insect Fat, a Promising Resource for Biodiesel  by Qing Li, Longyu Zheng, Yanfei Hou, Sheng Yang and Ziniu Yu   Bioconversion of organic wastes into biodiesel and animal feed via insect farming by K.C. Surendra, Robert Olivier, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Rajesh[...]
GREEN CHEMISTRY Q&A
Top Frequently Asked Questions:   Q: What is the food vs fuel debate? A: Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and foodprice debate involves wide-ranging views, and is a long-standing, controversial one in the literature. Q: So Biofuels aren’t a green solution?? How come? A: Evidence of the contribution of biofuel policies to rising and increasingly volatile world food prices, This “led ten international bodies – including the IMF, the World Bank, the FAO and UNCTAD – to recommend in 2011 that G20 governments abolish biofuel mandates and subsidies globally. So far the[...]
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[...]
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