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The benefits offered to agriculture with the renewable energy in Australia... The unit is estimated to produce around 210,000 KWh of electricity per year and with no anticipated environmental effects as this type of generator is claimed to be "fish friendly" allowing for migration of fish both up and down the Archimedes screw action... " The easiest way to show this is by the following simple graph that demonstrates that this increase in wind speed creates an exponential increase in energy...
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Market Based Ecosystem Services 2009 Nuffield Australia All rights reserved... Recognising that agriculture is vital to the nation's food security and sustainable ecosystem preservation, and that consumers need to pay the true price for ecosystem goods and services... d. consider in detail all funding options, including those proposed in this report; e. create a communications strategy for end users and land managers to promote the ESS and its benefits; 50 Market Based Ecosystem Services f. establish an education and training programme to deliver extension services to land managers; and, g. develop a rigorous monitoring and evaluation programme to underpin the scheme's integrity...
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Based on observations made during my scholarship travels, I believe the following areas of research need to be pursued if farmers are to gain benefits from a Biofuel Industry... The report reviews current international practice in the development of technical processes involved in the production of biofuels, the raw materials used in the course of production and the policies adopted by various developed and developing nations to support the industry... Other ways that the NOx emissions can be reduced in biodiesel are by recirculating the exhaust gas (this lowers the temperature of combustion), increase the cetane number of the fuel by using highly saturated feedstocks (this results in fuel igniting faster, reducing the amount of fuel in the self ignition phase and reducing the temperature)...
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Export I focused my study on the Middle East, India and China as markets with potential for expansion in the supply of fresh Australian produce... I believe Horticultural industries need to focus on incorporating renewable fuels into their production systems especially in the cold chain and global distribution of perishable produce from Australia to key Northern hemisphere markets... Energy use within the food system needs to be accurately dispersed between those involved in its production, distribution marketing and consumption so that the imposed environmental cost is not landed on the producer...
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