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2008-09-21 03:00:24

By Womac, Alvin R Biofuels, feedstocks, and processing technology What roles do ASABE members play in bioenergy? The breadth of the answer may surprise you: sustainable production, harvest, and storage; feedstock characterization; processing; conversion; and testing and standards development. It spans the entire bioenergy production value chain. Biofuels and bioproducts begin in fields, forests, or lakes as biology that converts the sun's energy into a harvestable "feedstock." ASABE...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

Officials at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge are looking for a few good men and women to volunteer as tree planters Saturday and Sunday as part of a red spruce reforestation project for the refuge. Volunteers are asked to meet at the refuge's visitor center on W.Va. 32 at 9 a.m. each morning. Refuge personnel will discuss the historic role of the red spruce forest in Canaan Valley before car-pooling to the plating site. Volunteers should bring lunches and water. The planting is...

2008-09-16 15:00:21

City officials in North Bend, Ohio, say Hurricane Ike ravaged one of the state's oldest and largest Buckeye trees. The 88-foot yellow buckeye lost everything but one limb and part of its trunk in high winds Sunday, North Bend Mayor Terry Simpson told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's a sad thing. It was pretty well destroyed," said Simpson, noting people were taking their children to see what was left of the old tree, the Enquirer reported Tuesday. The tree, which bore the plaque "State...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Range Fuels, Inc., a company focused on green energy and the production of cellulosic ethanol, announced today that it is collaborating with Ceres, Inc., the leading company in the research, development and commercialization of purpose-grown herbaceous biomass feedstocks. Range Fuels will explore the role that non-invasive, high-yield, non-food sources of biomass might play in Range Fuels' plans to produce cellulosic ethanol on a commercial basis. Ceres is primarily focused on the development...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. announced today that it will trial improved switchgrass cultivars and high-biomass sorghum hybrids with Range Fuels, Inc. as part of a cooperative field trialing program at the site of Range Fuels' commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, now under construction near Soperton, Georgia, about 150 miles southeast of Atlanta. While wood residues will be the primary feedstock for this first-of-a-kind biorefinery,...

2008-08-11 18:00:45

Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) today announced that in recently-completed greenhouse trials, switchgrass plants engineered using Metabolix multi-gene expression technology produced significant amounts of PHA bioplastics in leaf tissues employing Metabolix's expertise in pathway engineering in plants. This result is the first successful expression of a new functional multi-gene pathway in switchgrass, and demonstrates the Company's pathbreaking bioengineering capabilities as a powerful tool...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

By DAVE PHILIPPS, Hidden in a grassy basin on the eastern plains, the Paint Mines is a trove of whimsical hoodoos made from bright, sherbetcolored stone. For generations, this geologic oddity on the plains has drawn people to it. Archaeological evidence suggests that paleolithic hunters camped in the area during thousands of years, using the regional clay to make crude cooking vessels. In modern times, it has been an engaging day trip for city dwellers. Trails created in the past few years...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Ray Grass Deseret News For years now, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been working with private landowners to help improve feeding opportunities for deer, elk and cattle. On Monday, roughly 300 acres of mountain sagebrush on private land adjacent to Hardware Ranch in Cache County was treated with an herbicide called Spike. The end result will be a thinning of the sagebrush and a rapid growth of tasty grasses and forbs, primary food sources for both wild and domestic...

2008-07-23 15:01:13

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation, through its Genera Energy LLC, today announced a partnership to construct an innovative pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol in Vonore, Tenn. The pilot-scale biorefinery will develop the commercial package for DDCE's leading cellulosic ethanol technology. The project will...

2008-07-22 00:00:25

By > JOSH SISKIN I would like some advice on what kind of tree I should plant in my front yard for shade. I live in Mira Loma (Riverside County), where it is very hot in the summer and cold and windy in the winter months. I would like something fast-growing and preferably evergreen that would not hurt my plumbing. One last thing: My yard is small, so the tree should not be too large. >Rachelle Romero, Mira Loma Most evergreen trees are not known for producing shade. Exceptions...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, pollen cones
2014-05-19 09:44:09

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet. This tree is also known as the scrub pine, spruce pine, or Jersey pine. The Harvard Arboretum in Boston, MA has cultivated Virginia pine on display. The Virginia pine is a medium sized tree growing from 29.5 – 59 feet tall with some getting as tall as 105 feet in perfect conditions. This tree grows...

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Knobcone Pine Cone, Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up to 5500 feet in elevation and is a short to medium tree growing to heights of 26-79 feet with a...

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