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Pandas and beavers digestion of bamboo and trees can help biofuel production

Pandas and beavers digestion of bamboo and trees can help biofuel production

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, scientists in Ottawa with Agriculture Canada are looking at how pandas digest bamboo to better understand the fungi and microbes that help them digest the branches and twigs. This builds on another recent study about how beavers digest trees and how the enzymes in their gut help break down the material to get […]

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Ottawa shuts down biofuels subsidy program

Ottawa shuts down biofuels subsidy program

February 25, 2013 |

In Canada, Ottawa’s government is formally shutting down the biofuels subsidy program that will have provided more than CAD $1.5B in subsidies to grain-based ethanol and biodiesel producers across the country. The letter announcing the decision cited the lack of production as the reason for the cuts: Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said that the […]

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