China imports hundreds of millions of tonnes of soybeans each year, most of which are used to feed livestock. Photo: EPA-EFE
China imports hundreds of millions of tonnes of soybeans each year, most of which are used to feed livestock. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese scientists hail breakthrough that could produce large quantities of animal feed from industrial gas and reduce dependence on soybean imports

  • Researchers say the process could be a ‘carbon revolution’ that would benefit the agricultural industry and help reduce harmful emissions
  • The product produced by a series of reactions could provide tens of thousands of tonnes of protein that can be used to feed animals

China imports hundreds of millions of tonnes of soybeans each year, most of which are used to feed livestock. Photo: EPA-EFE
China imports hundreds of millions of tonnes of soybeans each year, most of which are used to feed livestock. Photo: EPA-EFE
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