Biomass

Caster oil plant proteins mapped October 2013

Researchers have mapped the proteins from the caster oil plant, which can be used to make bio-diesel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The energy potential of straw October 2013

Straw from agriculture has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material, but Germany may have found a role for it in energy production Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NRC announces new bioenergy program October 2013

The production of energy from biomass is opening up new markets for the Canadian forestry, agricultural and municipal solid waste sectors. 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!

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!

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!

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!

Sorghum genome provides new uses September 2013

A researcher at the University of Illinois has sequenced the genome of sorghum, which could provide new ways to improve various aspects of the crop. 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!

Advancements in biomass feedstocks and genetics September 2013

Opportunities and demand for biomass feedstocks and purpose-grown crops continue to expand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biofuel from panda poo September 2013

A Mississippi State University researcher is looking at microbes in panda excrement that could make biofuel production from plant waste cheaper and easier. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Commodity prices challenge biomass September 2013

Strong commodity prices are one of the major challenges to establishing biomass crops in North America. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

USDA supporting advanced biofueld producers September 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making payments to support advanced biofuels - nearly $15.5 million in payments to 188 producers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tending a garden September 2013

Researchers are looking into using leaf-cutter ants as an example of better biofuel production 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!

Producing biofuels from palm plantations August 2013

NextFuels will be economically producing transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste from palm plantations. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

One-stop biomass shop August 2013

Researchers have developed a one-pot, wash-free, process for the pretreatment of switchgrass, a leading potential biofuel feedstock. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

$5 million invested in algae-based fuel August 2013

New Mexico State University has received a $5 million grant to create algae-based fuel that is compatible with existing refineries. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sugarcane cousin provides biofuel hopes August 2013

A new type of crop is being grown in California's Imperial Valley - energy cane - a cousin of sugercane. 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!