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Solving A 700 Million Pig Problem
2012-04-16 03:44:33

Australian science is helping to solve one of China´s biggest and smelliest problems — what to do with the waste produced by its 700 million pigs. Working with Chinese scientists and technology firm HLM Asia Ltd, Australia´s CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) has helped develop novel digester technology to help deal with the estimated 1.4 million tons of manure and 7mt of urine produced by the burgeoning Chinese pork industry...

2012-02-09 23:33:21

Mushy tomatoes, brown bananas and overripe cherries — to date, waste from wholesale markets has ended up on the compost heap at best. In future it will be put to better use: Researchers have developed a new facility that ferments this waste to make methane, which can be used to power vehicles. Drivers who fill up with natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel spend less on fuel and are more environmentally friendly. Natural gas is kinder on the wallet, and the exhaust emissions it...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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