Agronomy

UBC research aims to help Canadian flax farmers August 2016

A UBC professor’s flax research could one day help Canadian farmers grow a car fender. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How sweet it is July 2014

A family of six nucleotide sugar transporters never before described have been characterized in Arabidopsis, a model plant for research in advanced biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crop Production May 2014

Studies by ARS soil scientist Gary Varvel and others are providing new information about how deeply carbon is sequestered in the soil. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping willow be used for biomass January 2014

Willow trees grow fast, produce high yields and regrow after being cut, and researchers in the UK may have found a gene to help spped up the re-growth. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Efficiently using lignin modified poplars December 2013

The wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be used and converted into sugars for a more efficient way to produce bioproducts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Decade long report on U.S. bioenergy grasses released December 2013

The first long-term U.S. field trials of Miscanthus was found to have yields more than twice those of swithgrass over a 10 year period. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sorghum in Canada November 2013

Agriculture Environmental Renewal Canada is developing hybrid sorghum plants adapted to Canadian climates for use across the country. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using fungus to improve biofuel production November 2013

Researchers have used an enzyme derived from a fungus to help rapidly break down plant lignocellulose. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Caster oil plant proteins mapped October 2013

Researchers have mapped the proteins from the caster oil plant, which can be used to make bio-diesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CanBio Workshop on Canada's Prairie Bio-economy October 2013

The CanBio Workshop on Canada's prairie bio-economy will be from October 29-30 at the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cereplast improves algae bioplastics process September 2013

Cereplast Inc. is researching how to bring to the market a more sustainable and cost efficient process for the development of algae bioplastic resins. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sorghum genome provides new uses September 2013

A researcher at the University of Illinois has sequenced the genome of sorghum, which could provide new ways to improve various aspects of the crop. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 compared to petroleum September 2013

Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 per cent compared to petroleum fuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Commodity prices challenge biomass September 2013

Strong commodity prices are one of the major challenges to establishing biomass crops in North America. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Vermeer receives $6 million DOE grant August 2013

Vermeer Corporation has announced a nearly $6 million grant awarded from the U.S. DOE to reduce biomass handling, harvesting and processing costs. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

U.S. invests $22 million in algae biofuels August 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $22 million to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ohio State evaluating oilseed crops July 2013

A Ohio State University research project seeks to evaluate the many uses of flax and camelina, including as a biofuel and animal feed. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agenda announced for algae biomass summit July 2013

The Algae Biomass Organization has announced the agenda for the 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, bringing expert and leaders together for the conference. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Many uses of algae July 2013

A species of algae is showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel, thanks to research from the University of Delaware. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Pre-treating Miscanthus for biofuel production May 2013

Two University of Illinois scientists have developed an environmentally friendly and more economical way of pretreating Miscanthus for biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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