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SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

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SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

FAPESP and São Martinho set a center aimed at developing biological control technology for sugarcane
SDG 2, SDG 12
FAPESP and São Martinho set a center aimed at developing biological control technology for sugarcane

The new Engineering Research Center will be hosted by São Paulo State University’s School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences in Jaboticabal. Its scientists will also research biotechnology and plant resistance.


Multiuser equipment facilitates the selection of sterile insects used to combat fruit crop pests
SDG 12
Multiuser equipment facilitates the selection of sterile insects used to combat fruit crop pests

The imaging analysis system available at the University of São Paulo enhances the effectiveness of biological control of South American fruit flies based on the sterilization of males. The species mainly damages apple and peach orchards in the South Region of Brazil.


Novel biotechnological route developed to obtain fine chemicals from agricultural waste
SDG 9, SDG 12
Novel biotechnological route developed to obtain fine chemicals from agricultural waste

Researchers are looking for partners to refine process that converts sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw into high-value compounds.


Study highlights the importance of managing the use of sugarcane straw to generate bioenergy
SDG 7, SDG 12
Study highlights the importance of managing the use of sugarcane straw to generate bioenergy

Brazilian researchers calculated the amount of nutrients in sugarcane leaves, which are normally left on the ground after harvest, and the equivalent in fertilizer required to maintain crop yield if the straw is removed.


An online platform will facilitate beehive rental for the pollination of crops
SDG 9, SDG 12
An online platform will facilitate beehive rental for the pollination of crops

Brazilian tech startup develops app that will feature advanced tools for hive quality monitoring and georeferencing.


DNA analysis reveals the presence of endangered species in fishery catch and bycatch
SDG 12, SDG 14
DNA analysis reveals the presence of endangered species in fishery catch and bycatch

Over half of the rays and skates caught in Brazil belong to protected species, a DNA barcoding study shows.


Bacteria can replace chemical fertilizer to protect the natural environment
SDG 9, SDG 12
Bacteria can replace chemical fertilizer to protect the natural environment

Study was presented to Workshop on Biopharma and Metabolomics covering research jointly funded by FAPESP and Agilent Technologies.


A combination of agrochemicals shortens the life of bees and modifies their behavior, study shows
SDG 12, SDG 15
A combination of agrochemicals shortens the life of bees and modifies their behavior, study shows

A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees’ life span by half; once combined with the fungicide pyraclostrobin, it alters the behavior of worker bees to the point of endangering the whole colony.


Crop-livestock integration boosts profitability and reduces emissions
SDG 12, SDG 13
Crop-livestock integration boosts profitability and reduces emissions

The results of a project involving Brazilian and British researchers show that integrated crop-livestock-pasture systems improve soil quality, increase cattle yields and benefit the environment.


Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022
SDG 12, SDG 13
Carbon gas storage cavern may begin operation in 2022

The Research Center for Gas Innovation is developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns.


Companies in the oil and gas industry invest in research and development
SDG 12
Companies in the oil and gas industry invest in research and development

Workshop highlights technological requirements, solutions and need for partnerships between oil companies, universities and startups.


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