Sustainability

Industrial oils from plants July 2016

OMAFRA and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants as sources of vernolic acid. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Study: Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions January 2016

Researchers have found that the renewable fuel standard's greater emphasis on second-generation biofuel can reduce emissions greatly despite economics. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Good to burn wood October 2015

Thunder Bay plant switched to biomass pellets this past January, ending the burning of coal. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

TerraVerdae BioWorks and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions announce milestone in scale-up optimization of bioprocess for PHA Bioplastics July 2015

Alberta Innovates is on the hunt for companies looking to commercialize new bioindustrial products or technologies. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA expands investments in next-generation bioenergy development March 2015

US government announces the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Growing energy on the farm: biomass and agriculture August 2014

Several million dollars of federal incentives are available through the 2002 Farm Bill to develop advanced technologies and crops to produce biomass. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BIO welcomes USDA report on farm and forest GHG measurement August 2014

USDA report outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm level. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UF/IFAS Researchers Target Eucalyptus as Source of Fuel for Biomass Production May 2014

Study published in online journal Applied Energy: some eucalyptus has an increased sugar content, making it viable as a sustainable feedstock for biofuel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Agricultural planning in biofuel production January 2014

When selecting biofuel crops, focusing too much on yield can create additional problems relating to diversity, insect populations and more. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sessions announced for the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo December 2013

The agenda for the technical sessions at the 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo have been revealed. 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 promotes 'Farm-to-Fleet' biofuel program December 2013

The USDA and U.S. Navy's joint "Farm-to-Fleet" venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use by the military. 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!

Turning beetle-killed trees into biofuel November 2013

The USDA has awarded $10 million to study the challenges associated in using beetle-killed wood from the Rockies as a feedstock source of bioenergy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning biomass into plastics and composites November 2013

A new program has launched in Canada, the Industrial Biomaterials program, to help inspire Canadian research, industry and others to create new materials. 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!

Potential biomass uses to be explored at conference October 2013

The Using Biomass Now Conference will explore the potential uses for biomass in Alberta on December 9, 2013. 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!

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!

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