Latest Panicum virgatum Stories

2009-05-28 12:40:00

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the corn-based ethanol industry needs to remain viable until new types of biofuels can be commercialized as quickly as possible.

2009-05-20 06:30:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc.

2009-05-13 08:13:01

Acquiring cheap genome sequence data can improve the quality of feedstocks used to create biofuels, according to a new study published in The Plant Genome.

2009-04-13 10:25:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc., announced today that it will work with University of Georgia researchers to develop new high-yielding switchgrass seed varieties and improved crop management techniques for the southeastern United States.

2009-03-05 08:06:07

Cellulosic biofuels offer similar, if not lower, costs and very large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum-derived fuels.

2009-03-03 08:53:10

University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant with enormous potential for biomass, literally. It yields corn that would make good silage, Moose said, due to a greater number of leaves and larger stalk, which could also make it a good energy crop.

2009-03-02 17:12:33

To avoid creating greenhouse gases, it makes more sense using today's technology to leave land unfarmed in conservation reserves than to plow it up for corn to make biofuel, according to a comprehensive Duke University-led study.

2009-02-18 08:25:00

Grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the United States may be increasingly converted to growing bioenergy grain crops.

2009-02-12 09:10:00

MU researchers working toward making biodegradable plastics from plants a reality.

2009-02-11 10:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new crop management guide is available for producers interested in learning more about growing switchgrass as a non-food, low-carbon source for biofuels and biopower.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.