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Scientists Have Developed Model for Oil Palm Cultivation
Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of...
Researchers Uncover Structure of Enzyme that Makes Plant Cellulose
Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking...
Plant Variants Point to Improved Biofuel Production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists...
Switchgrass for Ethanol, Bioenergy Production
US - Switchgrass was originally valued as a forage crop, but its more recent claim to fame has been as a potential feedstock for bioenergy...
Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as...
Spinach Leads to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert...
Why is Bioenergy Important?
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be...
The Changing Picture of Corn Ethanol Profitability
Based on our economic model of a typical northern Iowa ethanol plant, the ethanol supply chain has continued to be profitable although...
Potential of Microalgae as a Feed Ingredient
Defatted microalgal biomass, a by-product from biofuel production, has potential as a new and sustainable feed ingredient for pigs,...
Making Money from Lignin: How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old...
Study Casts Doubt on the Climate Benefits of Corn Residue Biofuels
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline,...
Scientists Discover Way to Make Ethanol Without Corn
Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. ...
Energy Demands See Energy Sector’s Water Footprint Increase by 66 Per Cent
Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector’s water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years,...
Solar-biofuel Systems are Novel Strategy for Generating Two Energies
Growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity...
Duckweed is Ideal Candidate as Biofuel Feedstock
Duckweed is a tiny floating plant that's been known to drive people daffy. It's one of the smallest and fastest-growing flowering plants...
 
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