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2013-03-14 19:57:16

Kansas State University civil engineers are developing the right mix to reduce concrete's carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts. "The idea is to use bioethanol production byproducts to produce a material to use in concrete as a partial replacement of cement," said Feraidon Ataie, doctoral student in civil engineering, Kabul, Afghanistan. "By using these materials we can reduce the carbon footprint of concrete materials." Concrete is made...

2012-07-12 10:37:29

Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves — rather than corn itself — to produce ethanol to extend supplies of gasoline. Their study on using the fungus to break down the tough cellulose and related material in this so-called "corn stover" to free up sugars for ethanol fermentation appears in the ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Yebo Li and colleagues...

2011-06-21 06:00:00

SCHERREBEK, Denmark, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Inbicon, inventor of the biomass conversion technology driving the Inbicon Biomass Refinery, announced a summary of its private crop studies and confidential biomass research. "Our findings confirm that North America's great abundance of corn stover and wheat straw is sufficiently concentrated in the prime grain-growing regions to make biomass collection practical and economical," says Benny Mai, General Manager, Inbicon. "Farmers...

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2009-07-16 12:57:29

A U.S. study indicates it takes more than efficient equipment to make renewable energies cost-effective, with technological advances essential to the effort. The research, led by Richard Hess of the Idaho National Laboratory, is a cost-analysis of the steps involved in the corn stover supply chain. Corn stover consists of the stalks, leaves and cobs that remain after corn is harvested. The United States is increasing the use of lignocellulosic biomass, of which corn stover is a substantial...

2008-06-16 03:00:26

By Marjorie Riddle, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jun. 16--Sixth-graders at Leslie M. Stover Middle School will learn about solar power this fall. They also will get to use it. Stover will join Chapin Middle School in Lexington-Richland School District 5 as the second in the Midlands to become a Green Power Solar School, a program sponsored by Santee Cooper and electric cooperatives statewide. With soaring gas and energy costs and a growing national discussion on the need for options,...


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