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AgriLife scientist: 'Time to take the monoculture blinders off'.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genetics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel.
While scientists have conducted numerous studies on production of biomass from biofuel crops, such as switchgrass, no one has yet compiled this information to evaluate the response of biomass yield to soils, climate, and crop management across the United States.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. announced today that it has developed a plant trait that could bring new life to millions of acres of abandoned or marginal cropland damaged by salts.
Money may not grow on trees, but gasoline, computers, and tennis shoes just might thanks to new biotech advances that could allow manufacturers to produce fuel, plastics, and other chemicals from plants instead of petroleum.
HAYWARD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mendel BioEnergy Seeds, a division of Mendel Biotechnology, Inc., announced today that average two-year yields of its numerous varieties of Miscanthus indicate that Mendel's lead product candidates are on track to meet or exceed current commercial targets for biomass production from dedicated energy crops.
Analyzing biofuel sources and predicting effects on water, soil and the atmosphere.
Native grass fares well as alternative growing medium.
Biofuels processors who mill switchgrass into fine bits to help its flowability should be able to save time, energy and money by not doing so, a Purdue University study shows.
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