Agilent is providing advanced analytical instrumentation including gas and liquid chromatography mass spectrometers to the University of Sydney’s new $20 million facility, the Center for Carbon, Water and Food (CCWF) which was launched in April by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The instruments will be used by researchers and students to conduct studies on food security and sustainable agriculture. Research will focus on crop protection, soil quality, food security, reduction of greenhouse gas emission, and the mitigation of climate change effects on agricultural eco-systems.
CCWF is the first multidisciplinary research center in Australia to address the nation’s and region’s biggest food security and environmental challenges, through the integrated study of carbon, food and water. Construction of the Center was co-funded by the university and Australia’s federal government.
Agilent began collaborating with the University of Sydney in 2010, resulting in a range of diverse projects.
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