Biomass

Fuel from cyanobacteria January 2013

A researcher has engineered strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids, but has found that the process cuts the bacteria's production potential. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NextGen Biofuels Fund accepting applications December 2012

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is now accepting applications for the 2013 NextGen Biofuels Fund. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

From wine to biomass December 2012

A group of young high school researchers have begun a project that looks at yeast on grapes, with the end goal of studying biofuel production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Sustainable bioenergy production supported in US December 2012

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Chemistry of bio-oil production December 2012

New research from North Carolina State University provides molecular-level insights into how cellulose breaks down into bio-oil. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Producing ethanol from sweet sorghum December 2012

Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agri-Energy have succesfully produced ethanol from sweet sorghum-derived sugars. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Breaking biomass December 2012

Researchers are looking closer at the internal structure of plant biomass to help break it down more easily. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Garbage microbes can reduce biofuel cost November 2012

A bacterium from a garbage dump has all the genes needed to create biofuels from hemicellulose, a source not commonly used. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Western Canadian Crop Production Show - January 7-10, 2013 November 2012

Exhibits at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show are directly related to crop production. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Growing short-rotation trees for profit December 2012

Alberta landowner Kent Lamoureux has learned a lot from converting cropland into a short rotation tree plantation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

University of Guelph receives $2 million to expand biofuel research November 2012

The University of Guelph’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre has received $2-million from the federal government. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Skipping a step in making bioproducts November 2012

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a way to skip the costly pretreatment steps involved in making biofuels. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Genetically engineering switchgrass

A researcher at UC Davis is genetically engineering switchgrass to improve its drought tolerance and biomass yield. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ohio State receives $6.5 million for bioenergy and biofuel research November 2012

Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is researching the production of biogas from organic waste and bioenergy crops. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Turning sugar into diesel fuel

A fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel from renewable sugar sources. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Platts broadens into sugar and biofuel markets November 2012

Platts has acquired Kingsman SA, a Swiss-based provider of price information and analytics on the global sugar and biofuel markers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

University of Kentucky exploring the potential of switchgrass

Researchers with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are exploring new possibilities for the energy crop, switchgrass. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Is it profitable to farm energy crops? November 2012

An agricultural economist has developed an online calculator for farmers to determine if they can/should switch to growing energy crops in their fields. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian agriculture opportunities in green energy

According to the lastest issue of the FCC Knowledge Insider, Canada's agriculture industry is in a unique position to meet changing global energy demands. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Beta Renewables and Novozymes partner for cellulosic biofuels

Novozymes and Beta Renewables have agreed to jointly market, demonstrate and guarantee cellulosic biofuel solutions. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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