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Napiergrass: A Biofuel Crop for Sunny Southeast US
US - A grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs,...
Switching to an Energy Crop: Break Even or Make a Profit?
Along with the growing interest in biomass energy crops as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels comes a growing list of questions...
The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate, RIN Values
The RFS2 biofuel mandates include four biofuel classifications, defined by the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions credited for...
What Do RIN Values Tell Us about Biofuel Mandates?
The impact of the US drought on the price of corn and other feed grains and oilseeds has made the arcane subject of Renewable Identification...
Palm Oil a Massive Source of Carbon Dioxide
Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in processed foods, soaps and personal care products, is driving rainforest destruction...
'Semi-Dwarf' Trees May Enable 'Green Revolution' for Forest Crops
The same "green revolution" concepts that have revolutionized crop agriculture and helped to feed billions of people around the world...
Economic Consequences of the Renewable Fuels Mandate
Under US law, US petroleum refiners and other so-called obligated parties must blend ever larger volumes of renewable fuels into the...
Rice Straw as a Bioenergy Resource
The cultivation of rice results in two types of residues – straw and husk – having attractive potential in terms of energy. Rice...
Factors in Brazil Affecting Agricultural Sales in Third Country Markets
A new report from the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) describes and analyses competitive factors in Brazil affecting...
Soil, Crop Damage from Repeated Waste Applications
Rates of raw liquid swine manure or biodigestate of 3,000 to 4,000 gallons per acre – around 75 to 100lbs of nitrogen per acre per...
Uncertainties About GHG Emissions Saving of Rapeseed Biodiesel
During the last couple of years, the renewable energy strategy of the European Union (EU) and the proposed policies and regulations,...
Which Plants Will Become Next Generation Biofuels?
Like all babies, they’re cute and full of promise. But these young shoots are in for some rough tests. They’ve already been planted...
Why Small Hydropower is Making a Big Splash
Support from governments around the world is making hydropower a key renewable energy source, and small hydropower (SHP) plants in...
New Biofuel Process Dramatically Improves Energy Recovery
A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces 20 times more energy than existing methods....
Biogas Crops Represent Income Opportunity
For the farmer developing a biogas operation, high output feedstock crops are a necessity. At the same time, for the grower with a...
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