Sustainability

University of Guelph receives $2 million to expand biofuel research November 2012

The University of Guelph’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre has received $2-million from the federal government. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Skipping a step in making bioproducts November 2012

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a way to skip the costly pretreatment steps involved in making biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Genetically engineering switchgrass

A researcher at UC Davis is genetically engineering switchgrass to improve its drought tolerance and biomass yield. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ohio State receives $6.5 million for bioenergy and biofuel research November 2012

Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is researching the production of biogas from organic waste and bioenergy crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Platts broadens into sugar and biofuel markets November 2012

Platts has acquired Kingsman SA, a Swiss-based provider of price information and analytics on the global sugar and biofuel markers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agriculture and food production contribute significantly to GHG emissions, says report October 2012

An analysis by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, says that feeding the world contributes 29 per cent of GHG emissions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Beta Renewables and Novozymes partner for cellulosic biofuels

Novozymes and Beta Renewables have agreed to jointly market, demonstrate and guarantee cellulosic biofuel solutions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New enzyme extracts more ethanol from less corn October 2012

Novozymes has announced a new enzyme product, Novozymes Avantec, which improves the efficiency and profitability of corn-based biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BP cancels Florida cellulosic ethanol project October 2012

BP has abandoned plans for a commercial-scale cellulosic plant in Florida to look for "other more attractive projects.” Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Converting cellulose into fuel and power October 2012

Iowa State University researchers are combining two thermochemical technologies to produce next-generation biofuels from corn stalks and wood chips. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Evaluating sorghum's cold tolerance October 2012

Researchers with the USDA Agricultural Research Service are exploring sorghum's cold tolerance to expand its production range. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Is there surplus land for bioenergy? October 2012

A team of 11 scientists from seven European countries and the USA have discussed utilizing surplus land for the production of biomass feedstocks. Like this? Tweet it to your followers! 1 comments

Iowa lab making biofuels and bioproducts October 2012

Researchers at Iowa State University's Hybrid Processing Laboratory seek to better understand how to improve the creation of biorenewable fuels and chemicals. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA funds $10 million search for next-generation biofuels October 2012

The USDA has awarded Pennsylvania State University $10 million to develop supply chains for the production of liquid transportation and aviation biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Alltech predicts a decrease in feed production October 2012

Alltech vice president Aidan Connolly predicts a contraction in global feed production of 3-5 per cent in 2013, due to a number of large factors. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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!