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Feedstocks for Biofuel Production
Biomass feedstocks for energy production can result from plants grown directly for energy or from plant parts, residues, processing...
First Complete Full Genetic Map of Miscanthus
Researchers in Wales and the United States have collaborated to complete the first high-resolution, comprehensive genetic map of a...
Methane Digester Helps Farmer Convert Manure into Money
The anaerobic digester that Steve Reinford installed on his Pennsylvania dairy farm three years ago cost a million dollars, but he...
Beets Are Budding Source of Feed, Biomass
The growing use of maize in Danish fields over the past 20 years or so and farmers’ preference for maize for roughage has left the...
Fast Track from Straw to Energy
The effective use of straw in biogas production can be increased significantly with a new technology researchers at Aarhus University...
Study: Meeting Biofuels Targets Could Alter Agricultural Landscape
A new study by the University of Montana and its partners suggests nearly 80 percent of current U.S. farmland would need to be devoted...
Residue Management: Partial Stover Harvest Increases No-Till Yield
Corn residues are a major factor contributing to lower yields for corn following corn compared to corn rotated with soybean, particularly...
The European Market for Biofuel Plants
Over the past five years, the European market for biofuels has become one of the largest throughout the world. In early 2012, about...
Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Livestock, Meat Industry
Ethanol has already contributed to the downsizing of the Canadian livestock industry through its impact on margins and livestock prices,...
Miscanthus May Double Danish Biomass Production
Scientists at Aarhus University believe that they will be able to double the amount of bioenergy produced from the biomass production...
There's a New Biofuel Crop in Town
Work by Agricultural Research Service scientists in Florence, South Carolina, US, suggests that farmers in the Southeast could use...
Iowa Farm Outlook: Ending on an Up Note
Calendar year 2011 ended on a positive note for crop agriculture. Corn and soybean prices rallied throughout the Christmas season....
Direct Biofuel Production from Brown Macroalgae
Prospecting macroalgae (seaweeds) as feedstocks for bioconversion into biofuels and commodity chemical compounds is limited primarily...
A Search for the Sweet Spot In Sugar Beet Production
The whole point of growing sugar beets is to produce sugar. But once the beets are harvested and stored for processing—usually...
Cellulosic Biomass Could Meet California's Transportation Fuel Needs
Cellulosic biomass, a structural material in plants that can be converted into ethanol, is the only large-scale sustainable resource...
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