|Raising the temperature for more on-farm biodiesel production
Aussie scientists have established fresh links with counterparts in the USA to explore the potential of a high-temperature 'farm-scale' process (known as pyrolysis) to break down waste organic materials into biofuels.
The pyrolysis furnace inputs could range from specially-grown Beauty Leaf tree fruits, to general crop and timber wastes, to anything organic (even cow dung).
CQUniversity has signed up for long-term collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), with laboratory research focused on the USDA-Agricultural Research Services (ARS) pyrolysis facility in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, USA.
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