Sustainability

Cape Breton plant will not burn biomass October 2012

Cape Breton Explorations have successfully financed a $36 million project to build a six-megawatt biomass plant. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Alberta Innovates funds Biorefining Conversions Network

The Biorefining Network has received $3.8 million for business development and research from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BioNitrogen acquires urea production patents

A subsidiary of BioNitrogen has obtained 4A Technologies and the patent-pending technology of converting biomass into urea fertilizer. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The next biofuel crop October 2012

A new drought-tolerant crop known as Napiergrass may be the solution to the ever-increasing demand for biofuels Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biofuels help reduce needs on foreign oil

The use of biofuels has helped the U.S. decrease its dependance on foreign oil, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sorghum ideally suited for bioenergy

USDA research is exploring the use of sorghum biomass for use as a biofuel crop in the southeastern U.S. due to its drought tolerance and other attributes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Drought tolerance in biofuel crops

The United States Department of Energy has committed $14.3 million to explore the genetic mechanisms of acid metabolism and drought tolerance in biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Renewable energy project supported by Canadian Government

The University of British Columbia has opened the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility thanks to $13.7 million in funding from the Canadian Government. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biofuels to surge by 2015, report

New reports detail strong advances in biofuels, chemicals, wood, plastic and rubber sectors for the U.S. and Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

France seeks biofuel production pause

France is pushing for a worldwide pause in biofuel production whose components compete with food. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Martin Engineering launches new website September 2012

Martin Engineering has officially launched a new website to invoke the company's history, innovations and solutions to customer issues. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BP Biofuels invests in energy crops

BP Biofuels has created a three-year project with Texas AgriLife Research to develop biofuel feedstocks for the Gulf Coast. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Electricity from biofuel waste September 2012

Researchers have used a by-product of biofuel manufacturing to generate cheap and efficient electricity. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Food versus fuel debate rages on

With so much corn being diverted to be used in ethanol, poultry and livestock farmers are paying more for feed, even more so because of the drought. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Faculty of Agriculture joins Dalhousie family September 2012

The former Nova Scotia Agricultural College is now the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. The merger officially took place September 1, 2012. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Livestock, animal products and crop index on the rise September 2012

The Farm Product Price Index rose 4.7 per cent in June 2012 when compared to the same period from 2011, including livestock, crops and animal products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass commercialization research highlighted August 2012

The journal Industrial Biotechnology has collected a series of articles detailing current research into biomass characterization technology. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving biomass processing through plant genetics August 2012

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a gene that is important in making cell walls in woody biomass that make them resistant to biofuel conversion. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breaking down biomass with microbes

University of Georgia researchers are using bacteria suited to really high temperatures to break down biomass and transform it into fuel Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biorefinery uses every bit of soybeans August 2012

Scientists have unveiled a new integrated soybean biorefinery that utilizes all parts of the bean a host of value-added products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!