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08 January 2010
Miscanthus Can Host Western Corn Rootworm
US - The western corn rootworm beetle, a pest that feasts on corn roots and corn silk and costs growers more than $1 billion annually in the US, also can survive on the perennial grass Miscanthus...
New Rhizome Root Harvester to be Unveiled
US - A new miscanthus rhizome root harvester and planter will be unveiled at the seventh annual Bioenergy Feedstocks Symposium on Monday, 11 January and Tuesday, 12 January at the I Hotel and...
24 December 2009
New Rhizome Root Harvester Unveiled at Symposium
US - A new miscanthus rhizome root harvester and planter will be unveiled at the seventh annual Bioenergy Feedstocks Symposium....
04 December 2009
Freedom for a Viable Biomass Material
US - Collaboration between a Mississippi State University research agronomist and Georgia's self-proclaimed "sodfather" may offer the Southeast the "Freedom" to be the centre of alternative energy...
27 November 2009
£1.5 Million Bioenergy Infrastructure Grants
UK - Farmers, foresters and local authorities in the UK are being invited apply for £1.5 million grants to help develop the supply of biomass, such as wood chips or energy crops like miscanthus,...
04 November 2009
Renewable Fuel Talk Turning to Cellulosic Gas
US - A Purdue University agricultural economist and energy policy analyst has changed his tune on renewable fuels. ...
20 October 2009
ArborGen and Clemson Form Research Cooperative
US — Clemson University and ArborGen, two of South Carolina's most recognised names in forestry and biofuels research, have joined forces to develop purpose-grown woody biomass as feedstock...
15 October 2009
Franklin Pierce University Installs Wood Pellet Boilers
US - Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire is installing new wood pellet thermal heating systems, bringing the University another step closer to establishing itself as one of the first...
03 September 2009
US$21m Award to Five Biomass Processing Projects
US - The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 31 August that it will award up to $21 million to five projects for handling and delivering high-tonnage biomass feedstocks to producers...
07 August 2009
Grasses Seen as Potential Energy Source
US - University of Georgia scientists have been given $2 million in federal grants to research grasses with potential as biofuels....
30 July 2009
Developing Trees for Sustainable Biofuel
US - New tree varieties with wonder roots could one day supercharge the biofuel industry. ...
16 July 2009
K-State Searching for Best Plants to Fuel Cars
US - In a field tucked into the northern side of this college town, just across from the Kansas State University football complex, some unusually tall plants are growing. They are part of the...
08 July 2009
Pigs and Willow Go Well Together
DENMARK - Energy crops can become the new partners in organic pig farming. Tentative results from trials with free-ranging pigs look promising. ...
17 June 2009
URI Professor Turns on Biofuel 'Switch'
US - The research of a University of Rhode Island professor is paving the way for a future of biofuels and renewable energy on a local and national level....
27 May 2009
Wood Energy Enterprises Prove Attractive
GERMANY - State sponsored incentives for the production of renewable energy have made entry into the bioenergy sector attractive not only for agricultural enterprises, but also energy providers....
14 May 2009
First Planting for Biomass Plant
US - A first planting ceremony was held Wednesday morning for a new business that will turn crops into energy....
13 May 2009
Willow Planting Shows Bioenergy Crop Potential
US - A central New York high school is poised to expand its award-winning programme in agricultural education to include a demonstration trial of shrub willow bioenergy crops....
30 April 2009
Biofuel Production: a Drink-Or-Drive Issue?
US — Federal requirements to increase the production of ethanol has developed into a "drink-or-drive issue" in the Midwest as a result of biofuel production's impact on water supplies...
30 March 2009
Biomass Plant to Start in September
US - Work on Nacogdoches Power's 100 MW wood-fired biomass electric generating plant in Texas is expected to start in September....
Bacteria Research to Enhance Biomass Cultivation
US - A new report shows that biomass plants can be grown successfully for conversion to biofuel on poor soil that has been enriched with bacteria....
25 March 2009
Warning over Threat to Wood Energy Market
IRELAND - The timing of the restructuring of the Reconstitution Scheme in Ireland has come under fire from farmers who are beginning to thin forests and produce timber for wood energy markets. ...
19 March 2009
Miscanthus, Switchgrass and Restored Prairie Tested
URBANA - On the University of Illinois South Farms, 320 acres are devoted to the largest biofuels research farm in the U.S., growing crops that could be used to produce renewable energy. Last...
06 March 2009
Economic Analysis of Returns from Biomass Crops
IRELAND - The payback period from investing in willow as an energy crop is 16 years and for miscanthus is nine years, according to an article by Daragh Clancy and colleagues in the Teagasc Rural...
02 March 2009
Crop Management to Reduce Biofuels' Carbon Debt
EU - It is widely considered that using biofuels produces less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than using fossil fuels. However, there are concerns that the possible effects of land use change...
26 February 2009
Mascoma Ethanol Plant Begins Operations
US - Mascoma Corporation, a company developing low carbon cellulosic ethanol, is now producing ethanol from non-food cellulosic biomass at the company's demonstration plant in Rome, New York....
10 February 2009
Expansion in Energy Crops Needed
IRELAND - Competition from unfairly subsidised imports and uncertainty about future support policies are holding back investment in the further development of the bioenergy industry in Ireland....
09 February 2009
Bath in £27 Million Biofuel Research Project
UK - The University of Bath is to be part of a £27 million research centre funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) that will help develop sustainable...
Japanese Firms Research Cellulosic Ethanol
TOKYO - A group of Japanese companies are to set up a research body to look into the development of biofuels from cellulose products....
06 February 2009
Biofuel from Bamboo
INDONESIA - Bamboo could be a new source of biofuel feedstock because of its high oil content. ...
21 January 2009
Finding Methods to Reduce GHG Emissions
DENMARK - Increased use of biogas and production of willow chips are two areas in agriculture where it would make most sense from both the management and welfare-economic viewpoints to increase...
 
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