Posts Categorized: Agriculture

Food waste converted into fibres for textiles

A material science startup company is focusing on recycling agricultural and post-consumer waste into high quality sustainable textiles.

Natural pesticide does not harm insects

Researchers have developed a natural pesticide that does not harm beneficial insects by combining genetic insights with new plant breeding methods.

Engineers produce biofuel from mushroom waste

A naturally occurring bacteria turns cellulose into a petrol substitute that gas-powered cars can use without requiring any modification.

Whirlpool turbine creates fish-friendly hydropower

New Belgian energy company uses a simple turbine construction to create round-the-clock water-powered electricity for remote communities without harming the environment.

EU project develops robotic cucumber harvester

The robot cucumber-picker is able to harvest ripe cucumbers without damaging them.

Solar garden robot waters plants and scares pests away

With a smart, 360-degree swivel camera connected to wifi and a water source, the garden robot helps growers prevent waste, use water carefully and scares off pests.

New banana has edible peel

A new growing method has resulted in a banana with an edible peel and a possible solution to food shortages

Crisp packet codes track the snack’s origins

An international manufacturer of potato chips hopes to teach its customers on how their crisps came to be.

Mobile hyperspectral camera offers sample analysis in seconds

The mobile device allows users to analyse samples of material anywhere and can be used in almost any industry.

Startup aims to move large-scale farming indoors

A new building design from Swedish startup would create an indoor large-scale, carbon-neutral farm that can be fit into urban environments.