China bolsters greening strategy with new targets

29 March, 2011 by (comments)

China has increased targets for industry to reduce carbon emissions and save water, as it works towards sustaining its economic growth at a lower environmental cost. The five-year plan is to cut carbon emissions and energy intensity by 18 per cent, and water use by 30 per cent. These goals form part of the country’s international pledge to reduceRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Regions

New Video – Cassava: fuel of the future?

2 October, 2009 by (comments)

The recent trial of cassava fuel to power a CIAT car attracted worldwide media attention. Now you can see it for yourselves. This short video documents the use of CIAT’s high-starch cassava varieties, together with small-scale processing plants developed by Clayuca, to produce ethanol from cassava. As Clayuca’s Bernardo Ospina explains, using the fuel to power a car isRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Multimedia @en, Regions