Biomass

Sorghum ideally suited for bioenergy

USDA research is exploring the use of sorghum biomass for use as a biofuel crop in the southeastern U.S. due to its drought tolerance and other attributes. 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!

Renewable energy project supported by Canadian Government

The University of British Columbia has opened the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility thanks to $13.7 million in funding from the Canadian Government. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

France seeks biofuel production pause

France is pushing for a worldwide pause in biofuel production whose components compete with food. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Martin Engineering launches new website September 2012

Martin Engineering has officially launched a new website to invoke the company's history, innovations and solutions to customer issues. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Purpose-grown Energy Crops a Promising Business Opportunity September 2012

Biomass is a promising emerging market and farmers can learn more about growing and making money from these purpose-grown crops at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show... Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Grass biomass demonstration plant shows potential September 2012

A demonstration plant using native grasses grown for conservation, has been show to successfully fuel a boiler for heat and power. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Immature switchgrass could help cellulosic ethanol industry

Researchers with the USDA have developed a way of keeping switchgrass in its juvenile state, which can aid in the production of cellulosic ethanol. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BP Biofuels invests in energy crops

BP Biofuels has created a three-year project with Texas AgriLife Research to develop biofuel feedstocks for the Gulf Coast. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Electricity from biofuel waste September 2012

Researchers have used a by-product of biofuel manufacturing to generate cheap and efficient electricity. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Food versus fuel debate rages on

With so much corn being diverted to be used in ethanol, poultry and livestock farmers are paying more for feed, even more so because of the drought. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

WelTec BioPower enters biogas business September 2012

WelTec BioPower has begun construction of a bio gas plant in Poland. 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!

Breaking down biomass with microbes

University of Georgia researchers are using bacteria suited to really high temperatures to break down biomass and transform it into fuel Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biorefinery uses every bit of soybeans August 2012

Scientists have unveiled a new integrated soybean biorefinery that utilizes all parts of the bean a host of value-added products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Chemtex & USDA to build biofuel plant in the U.S. August 2012

Chemtex has received a $99 million commitment from the USDA to build a new advanced biofuel plant in North Carolina to open by 2014. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Waste into renewable gasoline and diesel August 2012

At the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers at the Gas Technology Institute can create renewable fuels from waste. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From field to fuel

University of Missouri researchers receive $5.4 million to further biofuel production without increasing food prices. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BASF, Cargill & Novozymes target acrylic acid production

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes are collaborating to develop an industrial bio-based productionprocess for acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Researchers feed pigs and chickens on ethanol leftovers

Researchers at Iowa State University have converted ethanol leftovers into food-grade fungi for pigs and chickens. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!