Harvesting & Handling

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!

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!

Growing energy crops on marginal land September 2013

Many researchers are looking to marginal lands as potential real estate for bioenergy crops. 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!

University of Iowa to use Miscanthus power August 2013

New Energy Farms have established the first Miscanthus crops for the University of Iowa Biomass project. 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!

Biomass from poplar trees June 2013

Michigan State University has planted six plots of poplar trees as part of a drive to generate renewable power. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Preventing biofuel plants from becoming weeds March 2013

Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on how to improve the regulation of all invasive plants, including those used for biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass conference and expo updates agenda March 2013

The agenda for the 6th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo has been updated and been made available online. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada plants record biotech crops February 2013

Canadian farmers planed almost 21 million acres of canola, more than 97 per cent of which was enriched through biotechnology. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Europe's biomass answers February 2013

The OSCIA is organizing a trade mission to Europe to explore biomass processing and market development. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Keeping farms safe January 2013

Farming can be a very dangerous business, which is why it is important to have clear labels and signs that show where hazards exist and how to deal with them. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Is it profitable to farm energy crops? November 2012

An agricultural economist has developed an online calculator for farmers to determine if they can/should switch to growing energy crops in their fields. 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!

Test planting of high-biomass sorghum a success

High-biomass sorghum, developed by Ceres Inc., was planted in the northeastern U.S. in July with Sweetwater Energy Inc. is being considered a success. 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!

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!

Alliance to support Atlantic agriculture

An alliance has been formed between The Value Chain Management Centre and Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. to support agriculture in the Atlantic region. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Supply and demand push farmland values up in Canada

High commodity values and limited supply have pushed Canadian farmland values to new heights, says a Market Trends Report by RE/MAX. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

G20 to consider action on food prices

The G20 Nations, according to Russian representatives, will decide within the next month whether to take joint action on soaring grain prices. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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