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Study Predicts Rising Irrigation Costs, Reduced Yields for US Corn
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to...
How Sweet it is: Energy from Plants
The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) program managers recently selected an Illinois project for a visit from U.S....
Ingredient in Mass Extinctions Could Boost Food, Biofuel Production
Hydrogen sulfide, the pungent stuff often referred to as sewer gas, is a deadly substance implicated in several mass extinctions, including...
Limiting Bioenergy Crops to Marginal Land Won't Work
Large-scale cultivation of bioenergy crops on marginal land is unfeasible, according to a recent study. While limiting bioenergy crops...
Brazil Increases Sugarcane Production, Researchers See Climate Effects
Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet its needs for producing cane-derived...
Partial Corn Stover Removal Reduces Management Challenges
Corn residue increases proportionally with corn yields, creating management challenges for growers. ...
Feed and Fodder Challenges for Asia and the Pacific
Harinder P.S. Makkar, Animal Production Officer with the FAO in Rome, explores the options to address feed and fodder challenges in...
Defra Statistics Offer Biofuel Crops Insight
New statistics reveal that around 109,000 hectares or 1.8 per cent of UK arable land planted in 2010 was used in the production of...
Expanding the Ethanol Blend Wall - a Role for E85?
The potential domestic blend wall for ethanol remains important for the biofuels industry, regulators, and policy makers. Domestic...
Cotton and Hydropower in Central Asia: How Resource Competition Affects Trade
As growing populations demand more electric power and the need for low emission energy sources intensifies, interest has risen in...
European Biogas Market Grows, but German Market Slumps
The installed capacity in the worldwide market for biogas plants will increase from around 4,700 to about 7,400 MWel between 2012 and...
Producing Electricity and Heat from Biomass
Biomass was the first feedstock used by mankind to generate energy. For millennia, and up until relatively recently, biomass...
Biomass Crops Benefit Marginal Soils
Bioenergy crops can be a good match for areas of fields that have lost productivity. Crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus can help...
Biogas Trials Fuel Maize Growing Interest
Official figures of on-farm energy crop anaerobic digesters are currently underestimating the biofuel generating potential by at least...
The Biofuels Era - A Changing of the Guard?
The increase in corn used for ethanol has been a major driver of crop prices in the New Era that began in the fall of 2006. In the...
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