Sustainability

American Biogas Council, US Composting join forces January 2013

The American Biogas Council (ABC) and the U.S. Composting Council (USCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help accelerate the growth of the industry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NextGen Biofuels Fund accepting applications December 2012

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is now accepting applications for the 2013 NextGen Biofuels Fund. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From wine to biomass December 2012

A group of young high school researchers have begun a project that looks at yeast on grapes, with the end goal of studying biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sustainable bioenergy production supported in US December 2012

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Producing ethanol from sweet sorghum December 2012

Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agri-Energy have succesfully produced ethanol from sweet sorghum-derived sugars. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breaking biomass December 2012

Researchers are looking closer at the internal structure of plant biomass to help break it down more easily. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Garbage microbes can reduce biofuel cost November 2012

A bacterium from a garbage dump has all the genes needed to create biofuels from hemicellulose, a source not commonly used. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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!

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