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Team Reports On First Decade Of US Trials Of Bioenergy Grasses
2013-12-04 19:13:34

University of Illinois The first long-term US field trials of Miscanthus x giganteus, a towering perennial grass used in bioenergy production, reveal that its exceptional yields, though reduced somewhat after five years of growth, are still more than twice those of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), another perennial grass used as a bioenergy feedstock. Miscanthus grown in Illinois also outperforms even the high yields found in earlier studies of the crop in Europe, the researchers found....

2013-11-24 23:04:36

After high price growth for the industry over the past five years, continued price growth is expected to subside in the five years to 2018, thus reducing overall revenue growth compared with the past five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Corn Farming industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 The Corn Farming industry experienced fresh growth over the five years to 2013, mainly due to...

2013-11-21 23:20:54

The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in America’s gasoline supply for 2014, dropping it from 18.15 billion gallons to about 15 billion gallons. The following statements from energy and environment policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a reduction of the ethanol mandate in...

2013-11-13 23:30:16

New periodical “International Sugar Journal” worked out by MarketLine has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 In the 2012/2013 сycle, the world’s sugar supply is in excess of consumption by approximately 10 million tonnes. This is attributed to favourable weather conditions in tandem with increased investments in cane, beet and milling production capacities during the past several seasons in response to soaring sugar prices. Since...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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