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A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.
Pacific Northwest farmers could someday be filling up their machinery's tanks with fuels produced from their own fields.
When it comes to breaking down plant matter and converting it to energy, the cow has it all figured out.
University of Illinois research reports that several herbicides used on corn also have good selectivity to Miscanthus x giganteus (Giant Miscanthus), a potential bioenergy feedstock.
Using detailed land analysis, Illinois researchers have found that biofuel crops cultivated on available land could produce up to half of the worldâ€™s current fuel consumption â€“ without affecting food crops or pastureland.
Developing biofuel from native perennials instead of corn in the Midwestâ€™s rolling grasslands would better protect threatened bird populations, Michigan State University research suggests.
Erosion is a significant problem on highway embankments in New England.
ARDMORE, Okla., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation have uncovered a gene responsible for controlling key growth characteristics in plants, specifically the density of plant material.
MEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrivida, Inc. today announced a collaboration with Syngenta Ventures to develop advanced crop technology that will provide low-cost sugars for a variety of industrial applications.
Tinkering with a single gene may give perennial grasses more robust roots and speed up the timeline for creating biofuels.
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