Sustainable Smart Farming Technology

Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way into our lives and businesses. According to the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), technology is about more than better and faster, it's also about sustainability. For farmers and ranchers, this translates into how food is grown and raised and the role technology is playing on the farm. Farmers around the world are using Sustainable Smart Farming Technology such as moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self-driving and GPS enabled tractors - to produce food more sustainably. According to the Future of Agriculture in The Economist, farms are being [...]

New EU specification to increase better use of sustainable diesel

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News The European Committee for Standardization just recently authorized a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940, which will certainly be released by all CEN members before completion of 2016, develops requirements as well as test methods for marketed and supplied paraffinic gasoline including a degree of around 7 percent fat methyl ester (POPULARITY) for use in diesel engines. Up until currently, paraffinic diesel gas, that includes gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel, hydrotreated veggie oil (HVO, a.k.a., eco-friendly diesel), and also biomass-to-liquids (BTL), has mainly been sold to finish users in Europe as [...]

Cuba’s sustainable agriculture in danger in UNITED STATE thaw

Plantations International Information Organic ranch, Alamar. Melanie Lukesh Reed/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Miguel Altieri, College of California, Berkeley President Obama's trip to Cuba today increased the warming of U.S.-Cuban connections. Lots of people in both nations believe that normalizing connections will certainly stimulate investment that could assist Cuba develop its economic climate and improve life for its citizens.But in farming , U.S. investment could possibly create harm instead.For the previous 35 years I have actually researched agroecology in most nations in Central and also South America. Agroecology is a strategy to farming that established in the late 1970s in Latin America as [...]

GoodFuels gets RSB accreditation for sustainable aquatic biofuels

Plantations International News GoodFuels Marine, the very first marine biofuel company concentrated on the worldwide business fleet, has actually received the greatest criterion of accreditation from the Roundtable of Lasting Biomaterials, allowing the companyto proactively market and advertise RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping sector. The qualification, which assesses the sustainable viability of the biomaterials used by GoodFuels to produce marine bunker gas, has been granted for two years.RSB has specified 12 concepts to which biomaterials have to comply to be viewed as sustainable as well as thereby qualified for the RSB consent, including the degrees of CO2reduction, human rights impacts and [...]

Australian Sustainable Energies becomes part of volunteer administration

Plantations International Information The board of directors of Australian Renewable Fuels (ARFuels), the country's largest biodiesel manufacturer, has positioned the company into volunteer management. Under Australian law, voluntary management is a kind of bankruptcy plan, which develops a chance for flexible strategies to bring around a better end result for stakeholders compared to might otherwise take place in liquidation. The company cites the recent rapidly decreasing oil prices and the resultant raising prices of feedstock, in ARFuels' situation got oils and also fats. According to a statement from the company, there has actually historically been a "relatively short time lag" in [...]

Business Involvement in Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Growth

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Success factors for sustainable bio power

Plantations International Information Originally released on the conference on Bioenergy and also Property development's site. Oil hand fruits ripening. Photo by Nanang Sujana for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).Less than a month after the recommendation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Growth at the United Nations General Setting up and also in sight of POLICE OFFICER 21 of the UNFCCC, the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and also the Institute for Advances Sustainability Studies (IASS) held a conference on bioenergy as well as advancement. The conference united an unique top-level group of consultants, consisting of agents of governments, the study neighborhood, [...]