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Rapeseeds Bio-diesel oil

“China is responsible for 30% of the world pollution. We should produce more bio-diesel oil in order to reduce the use of petroleum and reduce the discharge of carbon dioxide.”, Say Chinese experts.
At the same time, it is reported that Chinese scientists have successfully cultivated a kind rapeseed whose oleaginousness goes as high as 54.72% which is 2% higher than the oleaginousness of cabbage which had been considered the highest in the world. Rapeseed also has excellent characteristic of short grow period and disease-resistance. More important is that the rapeseed is not transgenic production and it could grow in high areas.

Rapeseed fields

Rapeseed fields

Base on these reports, Chinese scientists are speeding up the development of technology to produce Rapeseed bio-diesel oil. And the Vice head of Energy Research Institute China National Development and Reform Commission Han Wenke said, “In 2020, the amount of liquid biofuel will go to 10million Tons.”

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Let it be LED!

The Dongguan municipality announced that it is about to start replacing 22,00old road lamps with LED lamps this year, this step can save the city about 60% of the municipal electric consumption which sums up to a saving of one billion Yuan a year.
The thing with LED lamps is that it is expensive, a LED lamp cost almost 10 times as much as common lamp, what requires enormous investments, in the case of Dongguan, the local government announced that it would subsidies 30% of the cost, and the city of Dongguan will add another 110 million Yuan on the project, the rest would be covered by the contractors.
As a result of that, and the decision of the Guangdong province to replace 1500KM of road lights, which is about 100,000 road lamps, by 2015, Dongguan municipal decide to encourage the development  of LED production in the city and to become China’s largest producers of LED lamps.
Also Shenzhen, Dongguan’s close by city, plans on developing a LED industry and it is allocating money and incentives for those who will go into the market.
According to the National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC), in 2008 China subsidized the use of 62 million energy efficient lightbulbs with the investment of 280 million Yuan.
Beside the power saving itself, these improvements will also save 3.2 million tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions and  32,000 tons of Sulfur Dioxide.

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