UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car

March 20, 2014 by  
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UPM and students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have teamed up to create the Biofore concept car that showcases how biomaterials can be implemented to make future vehicles more sustainable. By replacing traditional plastic parts with biomaterials such as wood, for example, UPM shows how cars and other industrial applications need not rely so heavily on oil-based products. Read the rest of UPM Biofore Concept Uses Trees to Create a More Sustainable Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biocomposite materials , diesel engine , Diesel Fuel , green car , green transportation , Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences , sustainable car , upm , UPM Biofore Concept , Wood        

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Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn

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In a giant case of “we told you so”, a group of scientists from Iowa State University published a report this week citing evidence that corn rootworms have evolved to become resistant to Bt corn. The artificially engineered plant contains genes from Bacillus thuringiensis that allow the cells to produce toxins that used to kill large numbers of corn worms and root borers. Despite the warnings raised by the scientific community, farmers and seed companies planted large swaths of Bt corn without creating non-engineered corn refuges, thereby facilitating the pest’s resistance. Now, Bt corn accounts for three-quarters of the U.S. corn crop, and is in great danger of being wiped out by superbugs . Read the rest of Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aaron gassmann , bacillus thuringiensis , bioengineered crops , bt corn , chemical pesticide , corn borers , GMO , illinois , iowa , iowa state university , midwest , Minnesota , monocrop , Nebraska , south dakota        

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