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Sorghum Candidate For Southern Bioenergy Crop
2012-09-17 12:43:34

Sweet sorghum is primarily grown in the United States as a source of sugar for syrup and molasses. But the sturdy grass has other attributes that could make it uniquely suited to production as a bioenergy crop, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies suggest. Sorghum is an ideal candidate because of its drought tolerance, adaptability to diverse growing conditions, low nitrogen fertilizer requirements, and high biomass (plant material) content, according to molecular biologist Scott...

2012-07-20 06:20:37

MAHWAH, N.J., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epec Biofuels Holdings, Inc., an investment holding of InterCore Energy, Inc., (OTCBB: ICOR), has completed its first Supply Chain Partner ("SCP") agreement with BioDimensions Delta BioRenewables LLC ("BDBR") of Memphis, TN, in its program to advance Ethanol 2.0(TM) toward commercial reality. BDBR is a U.S. leader in the production, processing, and downstream utilization of sweet sorghum and has integrated a mechanized system from...

2012-07-18 10:26:29

Veteran leader Alan Kriz joins AgBiotech Group to lead statewide initiative RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina hog producers and farmers could benefit from the launch of the Biotechnology Crops Commercialization Center. The new crop commercialization center will target potentially valuable crops adapted to North Carolina's diverse soil, climate and agribusiness conditions. Its first project is the Swine Feed Project, to reduce swine...

2012-05-29 06:20:58

MAHWAH, N.J., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCore Energy, Inc. (previously Heartland Bridge Capital, Inc.), (OTCBB: HLBCD) announced that it has made an equity investment in Epec Biofuels Holdings, Inc. InterCore Energy, rebranded from Heartland Bridge Capital to emphasize its focus on opportunities in the clean energy space, has made its first investment in the space by acquiring approximately 25% of Epec Biofuels Holdings and gaining up to two seats on the company's board. Epec is...

2012-05-18 02:26:11

NORWALK, Conn., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company, announced today that it has signed letters of intent to foster partnerships and projects that will aid in the agricultural development of Ethiopia and Tanzania. Diageo will work to develop and implement a scalable barley farming project in Sebeta, Ethiopia and a scalable sorghum value chain project in Mogoro, Tanzania. The projects when fully realized will represent an overall investment of $1.5M...

2012-04-04 20:26:42

Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas. Unlike the conventional drought-resistant sorghum plant, which is an important crop in e.g. Africa, China and the USA, this new type does not form toxic cyanide when exposed to long-term drought. Consequently, farmers in drought areas will no longer need to discard their sorghum crops in...

2012-01-19 11:38:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by David C. Bridges, Ph.D., agronomist and president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga., shows atrazine increases U.S. corn crop yields by about 7 bushels per acre, or more than 600 million bushels per year. In sorghum crops, yields rise by more than 13 bushels per acre with atrazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/PH38480 ) Bridges will present the findings from his...

2012-01-04 07:30:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont and NexSteppe have entered into a collaboration to develop advanced feedstocks for biofuels, biopower and biobased products. The collaboration will focus on the development of new sweet sorghum and high biomass sorghum hybrids which will create additional feedstock options for these rapidly evolving industries. Under the agreement, DuPont has made an equity investment in NexSteppe, and through its Pioneer Hi-Bred...

2011-12-13 11:19:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new economic study by Paul D. Mitchell, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the herbicide atrazine benefits U.S. corn, sorghum and sugar cane farmers by up to $3.3 billion annually, thanks to increased yield, decreased cost and reduced soil erosion. Mitchell will present the findings of his paper, "Economic assessment of the benefits of...

2011-10-24 11:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif. and MONTERREY, Mexico, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and applying genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of markets including biofuels, biochemicals, and new bio-based food products, and Plenus, S.A. de C.V., a Mexico based investing and management company with extensive experience in a variety of business areas including agribusiness, have announced the formation of a new company, Agradis. The...