Biomass

Ontario’s biomass industry ready to grow by seeking new markets April 2015

After thorough initial research, the biomass industry is now working to build and expand markets for crops that can be grown for energy. 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!

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!

Farmers form new co-operative to produce sugar from corn stover February 2015

A small group of Ontario farmers has come together to form Ontario’s newest co-op. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Generating bioethanol with starch and yeast February 2015

A new class of enzymes can degrade previously resistant forms of starch, according to a new study. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Will miscanthus crop live up to the promises? February 2015

Giant miscanthus is a sterile hybrid, warm-season grass that can be converted into energy for heat, power, liquid biofuels, and biobased products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Dalhousie researcher bypasses petroleum January 2015

Assistant professor Sophie Quan He uses a pressure cooker in her lab at the agriculture campus of Dalhousie University to convert biomass wastes into crude bio-oil, utilizing them to benefit the pharmaceutical industry and creating an alternative to petroleum products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

OFA pushes bio-economy for provincial budget January 2015

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture sets its sights on build bio-processing plans and developing additional energy generation through bio-digestion. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Algae Biomass Organization welcomes house extension of biofuels tax credit January 2015

ABO is a non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable, sustainable commodities dervied from algae. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New farmer co-operative to help build Ontario bioeconomy January 2015

A group of Ontario farmers have a plan to convert crop residue into cellulosic sugar to help fuel the province’s bioeconomy. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Leifmark and New Holland run stover harvest trials December 2014

Testing methods that would help cut investor risk for cellulosic ethanol refineries. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UN presentation on Atikokan Generating Station biomass conversion December 2014

Energy officials from around the world learned more about North America’s largest 100% biomass-fueled power plant in Geneva, Switzerland last month. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best November 2014

Illinois researchers used a land-surface model to determine regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Community Energy Partnership qualifies to submit proposals for renewable energy biomass projects November 2014

Ontario Power Authority has qualified Guelph Community Energy Initiative to submit proposals for renewable energy biomass projects. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Group exploring technologies to commercial farm biomass to sugar process November 2014

Sarnia-Lambton may see the development of a commercial plant that will turn corn and wheat stalks into sugar for use in the chemical industry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

A steady pace of cellulosic ethanol research in Peoria October 2014

Switchgrass' biofuel potential stemsrom its wide adaptability and high yields, the relatively low level of inputs required for biofuel production and conversion, and its ability to sequester carbon in soils for extended periods. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biomass power in the U.S. industry October 2014

Report says no companies have a dominant share in the industry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA grant to support biomass energy project at dairy center September 2014

Texas A&M AgriLife is one of 47 organizations to receive a CIG, which will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation for eventual use by agricultural producers across the nation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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