Experts Peter Gogolek and Jean-François Levasseur discuss bioplastics, a type of plastic made from renewable biomass sources like vegetable fats and oils, straw, and woodchips. Are bioplastics truly better than petroleum based plastics? Listen to find out.
University of Ottawa student Simon Lalonde explains how, during his work term at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa, he had the opportunity to work on a project that explores how biomass residues can be converted to make different biofuels and bioproducts.
Over the last 16 years, an army of emerald ash borers, an invasive insect species from Asia, has spread across Ontario, Quebec and, now, New Brunswick, killing tens of millions of ash trees. Scientists have declared war on this destructive insect, waging battle on several fronts to protect our ash trees.
Every year, thousands of Asian ships arrive at Canadian ports. Occasionally, some unintended cargo arrives in the form of Asian gypsy moth egg masses hiding on the ship’s hulls and in the nooks and crannies of shipping containers.
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