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Enhancing the resilience of sugar canes with photoactive carbon nanodots

By applying carbon nanodots (carbogenic nanoparticles) through the leaf, roots and bud, sugarcane growers may be able to improve crop yield/biomass (increased enzymatic reactions in plants), increase overall production (highly efficient photosynthetic processes) and grow a mechanically strong plant. Such crops and plants will have enhanced fungal disease resistance and be better able to withstand extreme weather. Methods to produce carbon dots from sugarcane biowaste to achieve a cost-effective circle economy are also being investigated.

Project date

1 Jan 2020-1 Jan 2021

Principal investigator

Qin Li

Research organisation

Project led by

Sugar

Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA invests in and manages a portfolio of research, development and adoption projects that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for …

Sugar
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body, Research service providers

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Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

Technology areas

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