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Turning agricultural waste into clean energy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:05:00 GMT

Biomass (plant, animal and organic material) has enormous potential for providing us with sustainable, low-carbon bioenergy – yet, across the world, most of it is used unsustainably for fuel-wood.

Extending our focus from national to international is giving University of Manchester bioenergy research a far greater impact on the planet. For example, they are helping rural communities in Vietnam, Colombia and sub-Saharan Africa to turn agricultural residues – like rice straw, coffee husks and sugar cane residues – into sustainable energy sources.

Here you can read more about how researchers in our research beacon focussing on energy are rising to global challenges with Manchester solutions:
• Turning agricultural waste into clean energy

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