Other Crops

Virginia startup turning tobacco into biofuel August 2016

As foreign competition and falling U.S. demand are hurting American tobacco farmers, a Virginia company is preparing the crop’s second act as a biofuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

"Almost" accidental discovery could transform food and biofuel production May 2016

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae enlisted to produce biofuel using discarded papayas May 2016

USDA scientists in Hawaii are working to produce a renewable source of oil for conversion into biodiesel to help meet the island state's energy needs. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Investigating algae’s full potential March 2016

Blue green algae could be one of the catalysts for developing the bioeconomy of the 21st century, including renewable energy sources that fuel the future. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Camelina partnered with soybeans for food and fuel benefits December 2015

ARS scientists are evaluating the outcome of integrating camelina, canola, pennycress and other oilseeds with plantings of traditional Midwestern crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fuel made from plants is like ‘running on solar energy’ November 2015

Calgary-based green energy firm does in 15 minutes what nature does in 150 million years. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fill 'er up with gumweed? November 2015

Scientists think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from the sticky cousin of the sunflower. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife October 2015

Researchers at MSU have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Closing in on butanol for biofuel November 2014

The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CSU receives $1.5M to develop new crop for biofuels August 2014

U.S. Department of Energy awards CSU Professor nearly $1.5M from to develop a new crop for biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Company expects big things from microwaving biomass July 2014

Using patented microwave technology to extract 
high-value components from flax, rosemary, and other crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Radiant Technologies opens commercial-scale facility

"Alberta Advantage" means better access to funding and sources of agricultural biomass for this company. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A Different Kind of Oil May 2014

Drawn to the simplicity of its genetic structure and rapid high-energy lipid production, Christoph Benning’s lab sequenced the Nannochloropsis genome. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae to oil in minutes December 2013

Researchers have condensed a million-year process into minutes in the lab to turn algae into oil, water and usable byproducts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA to help develop advanced biofuel projects October 2013

The USDA has announced $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with technology to develop advanced biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae summit celebrates student research October 2013

As part of the 2013 Algae Biomass Summit, six students were given awards for their contributions to the fields of algae biology and engineering. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Manure + brewery waste could yield biofuel October 2013

Waste from dairy farms and beer breweries could provide the necessary ingredients to grow algae-based biofuels 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!

Cellulosic ethanol facility planned in Quebec September 2013

SDTC has contributed to the creation and operation of a cellulosic ethanol facility in Quebec. 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!

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