New €4m boost for climate start-ups affected by COVID-19

The nine ventures selected for funding develop innovations in agriculture, energy and industry and will receive between €320,000 and €500,000

Could tinted solar panels boost crop yields and farms’ incomes?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have demonstrated the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce ‘nutritionally-superior’ crops simultaneously

Rasberries can grow under solar panels!

The climate under the panels is thought to be more stable for the crops than under conventional plastic arches, a pilot study shows

New scheme to reward farmers for environmental services and benefits

The Environmental Land Management scheme will pay for public goods including improved air, water and soil quality and climate change mitigation

‘Global methane emissions hit record heights in 2020’

The agriculture, livestock farming, waste and fossil fuel sectors are the largest sources of methane, according to a new report

Could coconut oil be more environmentally-damaging than palm oil?

The researchers say this disparity in impact and perception highlights the difficulties of ‘conscientious consumption’ and note consumers lack objective guidance on the environmental impacts of crop production

Dairy farmers down under get grants to save energy

The funding will provide the Aussie farming industry with equipment to reduce energy consumption

EU commits to slash pesticide use by 50% by 2030 in green agriculture announcement

The announcement comes as part of a new roadmap to make farming and agriculture more sustainable

‘Food made out of thin air and renewable electricity can fix many of today’s problems’

That’s the suggestion from Pasi Vainikka, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Foods who spoke to ELN about the pioneering discovery of a protein produced from CO2 using clean power

REA and ADBA launch survey to treat organic waste surplus caused by Covid-19 lockdown

The initiative aims to connect suppliers with regulators and prioritise recycling through anaerobic digestion over other types of disposal such as energy recovery, incineration and landfill