Woody Crops

Turning tree waste into green glue February 2016

Two types of extraction techniques have been developed by researchers at the University of Toronto that can turn tree bark into desirable liquid ingredients. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ceres accelerates sugarcane trait development following positive field results

Ceres' biotech traits for drought resistance and increased sugar yield demonstrate compelling performance advantages. 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!

A Viable Alternative to Coal April 2014

Coal has been the T. B Power Plant’s fuel source, but research within the past two decades has shown the harmful byproducts of this energy source. 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!

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!

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!

BC wildfire debris explored for bioenergy August 2013

A new tool will help communities in B.C. determine if debris left by wildfire prevention can provide a sustainable source for bioenergy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning invasive trees into jet fuel July 2013

USDA researchers are exploring options for using invasive trees to develop jet fuel for U.S. Navy fighter jets. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Warming up to poultry July 2013

A Minnesota study will explore the feasibility of using biomass to heat poultry barns. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Using biomass to clean up the oilsands July 2013

University of Calgary researchers are investigating how Alberta-grown biomass can help clean up water in the oilsands. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions funds six bioindustrial projects June 2013

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is funding six new bioindustrial projects through its Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Program 2012-13. 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!

Solar cells made from biomass March 2013

Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using products derived from plants and trees. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Powering a fuel cell using biomass February 2013

Ballard Power Systems has sold a 175 kilowatt ClearGen distributed generation fuel cell system to the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Humboldt County, California. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sizing up biomass from space

Forests biomass is thought to play a role in reducing the effects of global climate change and new research is using satellites to count & monitor the biomass. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Drought tolerance in biofuel crops

The United States Department of Energy has committed $14.3 million to explore the genetic mechanisms of acid metabolism and drought tolerance in biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass commercialization research highlighted August 2012

The journal Industrial Biotechnology has collected a series of articles detailing current research into biomass characterization technology. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Improving biomass processing through plant genetics August 2012

University of Georgia researchers have discovered a gene that is important in making cell walls in woody biomass that make them resistant to biofuel conversion. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Economists predict food prices to rise

Economists predict that the drought that North America is facing will have ramifications at the supermarket for years. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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