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Lignin-feasting Microbe Holds Promise for Biofuels
Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use...
Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production...
Intensive and Integrated Farm Systems Using Fermentation of Swine Effluent in Brazil
In a report for the FAO, I. Bergier, E. Soriano, G. Wiedman and A. Kososki outline a project in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso...
Crafting a Better Enzyme Cocktail to Turn Plants into Fuel Faster
Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed...
Gene Study Aimed at Enhanced Cotton Fiber Breeding, Toolkits
A new study by Texas A&M University cotton researchers and breeders will take advantage of new high-throughput sequencing technology...
Straw Could Supply Energy to Millions of German Households
Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as...
Do Ethanol Prices Drive Corn Prices?
The impact of the boom in ethanol production on corn prices has been the subject of an intense debate since 2006. It is no easy feat...
Estimating the Biodiesel Supply Curve
In examining the relationship between the profitability of biodiesel production and the quantity of biodiesel produced, it was noted...
First Look at Sorghum Genome May Find New Food, Fuel Uses
Although sorghum lines underwent adaptation to be grown in temperate climates decades ago, a University of Illinois researcher said...
Designer Sugarcane Researched to Produce Biofuels
Remember switchgrass? In his State of the Union address in 2006, President George W. Bush suggested scientists use switchgrass to produce...
Agriculture Can be Powered by Renewable Energy Sources
Some agricultural activities, such as irrigation, could be powered by renewable sources, a new study indicates. Farm machinery could...
Biofuels Influence on Nutrient Use, Removal in US
Nutrient use and management will likely be impacted significantly within the next 5 years through grain-based ethanol production, writes...
Sharing the Risks, Costs of Biomass Crops
Farmers who grow corn and soybeans can take advantage of government price support programs and crop insurance, but similar programs...
New Possibilities for Efficient Biofuel Production
Limited availability of fossil fuels stimulates the search for different energy resources. The use of biofuels is one of the alternatives....
Corn Yield Prediction Model Uses Simple Measurements at a Specific Growth Stage
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their...
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