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New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

Thinking of investing in a grid-connected or hybrid solar-diesel pumping system? Before you open your wallet, ensure you're buying the best system for your needs by completing NSW Farmers’ new, free checklists for solar irrigation quotes.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
$14m project to turn livestock waste into profitable bioproducts

$14m project to turn livestock waste into profitable bioproducts

QUT will head up the research on a $14 million national project that aims to further Australia’s burgeoning bioproducts industry and help win the global war on waste.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 13th Jul 2017
WA’s world-first ‘solar glass’ set to power self-sustaining agri-oases

WA’s world-first ‘solar glass’ set to power self-sustaining agri-oases

A revolutionary nanotech film developed by researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute in Perth promises to power next-gen greenhouses that can grow food sustainably and self-sufficiently virtually anywhere on Earth.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Jun 2017
Cool new way to convert coffee waste to clean biofuel – cheaply

Cool new way to convert coffee waste to clean biofuel – cheaply

Researchers at the University of Lancaster have developed a breakthrough one-step process for turning spent coffee grounds that would otherwise end up in landfill into clean, green, cost-effective biofuel.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
Gippsland dairy farmer saves “tens of thousands” a year with solar

Gippsland dairy farmer saves “tens of thousands” a year with solar

A former power-station engineer spent $60,000 upgrading his dairy operation in the Strzelecki foothills to solar – but by reducing the farm’s annual power bill to under $1,000, it’s set to pay for itself in just a few years.
AgInnovators, Published 7th Apr 2017
Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Energy-efficiency plan could save NSW winery owners $40,000 p.a.

Once the solar feed-in tariff ends in December 2016, NSW vineyard Jarrett’s Wines will need to redeploy the power generated by its solar PV arrays. Planned solar battery storage, electric vehicles, integrated pumps and a new coolroom could save the business $10,000-$40,000 p.a.
AgInnovators, Published 14th Aug 2016
Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Vast greenhouse facility run on seawater and solar power secures 10-year Coles contract

Sundrop Farms’ high-tech hydroponic fruit and vegetable production system eliminates the need for fertile soil, groundwater or grid electricity supplies, greatly reducing input costs and environmental risks.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Aug 2016
Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Australia lags well behind Canada and much of Europe but is ahead of the US, according to a new index that compares nations' performance on the SDGs adopted by the UN last September.
Professor John Thwaites, Published 2nd Aug 2016
Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Solar pumping for irrigators: Tips, tricks and traps

Get practical advice and tips on solar-powered pumping from irrigator Andrew Gill, pump expert Jim Purcell and former ABC Rural journo Bruce Reynolds at this trio of free hour-long teleconferences in August.
AgInnovators, Published 1st Aug 2016
Renewable jet fuel could be growing on our iconic gum trees

Renewable jet fuel could be growing on our iconic gum trees

Australia’s economy may have ridden on the sheep’s back but the colonies’ first export was actually Eucalyptus oil.
David Kainer & Carsten Kulheim, Published 11th Jul 2016

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