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Reference Number BBS/E/C/00004894
Title Biorefinery approach to manufacture of fertilisers and preservatives from non-food crops
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 40%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 30%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 30%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor PC Brookes
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Agriculture and Environment Division
Rothamsted Research
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source BBSRC
Start Date 01 June 2007
End Date 31 May 2011
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £54,314
Industrial Sectors Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Region East of England
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PC Brookes , Agriculture and Environment Division, Rothamsted Research (100.000%)
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Abstract The need for alternative sources of energy to fossil fuels (oil and coal) is now widely accepted. Probably, no single alternative will emerge. Instead, a variety of new approaches are likely to be employed and the increasing use of biofuels is certain. However, even biofuels usually require nitrogen fertilizers and non-biological fixation of nitrogen is expensive on an industrial scale. This project examines whether a proportion of both the carbon and nitrogen in the biofuels can be returned to the soil as fertilizer and recycled through the plant-soil-microbe system.
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Added to Database 30/09/13