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Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence
...ry tons per year. That amount is enough to produce biofuels
to meet more than one-third of the current demand for transportation fuels, according to the report. Such an amount, which would represent a six-fold increase in production from the amount of biomass produced today, could be achieved with only relati...
DOE JGI announces 2006 Community Sequencing Program portfolio
...relative of sugarcane, arguably the most important biofuels
crop worldwide, with annual production of about 140 million metric tons with a value approaching $30 billion. The Sorghum genus also includes one of the world's most noxious weeds. The same features that make the weedy "Johnson grass" (S. halepense) ...
Northeast Sun Grant Institute at Cornell spurs 'green revolution'
...d from renewable biomass for heat and electricity; biofuels
-- liquid and gaseous transportation fuels, such as bioethanol and biodiesel, made from biomass resources; and bioproducts -- chemicals and materials that are traditionally made from petroleum-based resources but will be made from biomass. In each of...
Important factors involved in the synthesis of starch in plants
...ial in multiple sectors of modern industry such as biofuels
or biodegradable plastics. The thesis, entitled, Factors involved in the regulation of starch and glycogen production in plants and bacteria was recently defended the Public University of Navarra's Institute of Agrobiotechnology. Biosynthesis of sta...
University of Arizona/BIO5 plant scientists to unravel maize genome
...ng novel compounds, such as industrial feedstocks, biofuels
and medicinal products. Wing's group provides the framework for the project: a so-called physical map that covers about 95 percent of the maize genome. Using the map, the scientists will then generate a draft sequence to reveal the locations of the ...
ASPB supports the President's research initiatives
...ng one in fifty cars on America's roads powered by biofuels
to one in three cars running on biofuels. This shift to biofuels
will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the nation's growing trade deficit, spur local economie...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...development of biorefineries for the production of biofuels
and biomaterials from renewable energy crop resour...ors write. The paper, titled "The path forward for biofuels
and biomaterials," comes on the heels of last year's Department of Energy/U.S. Department of Agricul...
DOE JGI users to tout DNA sequencing achievements for bioenergy, climate, & bioremediation
...ms for harnessing plants and microbes for enhanced biofuels
Formation of cellulose fibers tracked for the first time
...is also a favored target of renewable, plant-based biofuels
research. Despite overwhelming interest, scientists know relatively little about how plant cells synthesize individual cellulose fibers. However, recent work from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology and Stanford University describe...
Turning green into yellow
Washington, DC - Future increases in biofuels
production will require plants with new characteri...Michigan State University. "Future increases in biofuels
production will require plants with new characteristics," said Dr. Keegstra. "But we don't have 100 ...
Ecosystems with many plant species produce more and survive threats better
...diverse prairies can, for example, be used to make biofuels
without the need for annual tilling, fertilizers and pesticides, which require energy and pollute the environment. Because they are perennials, you can plant a prairie once and mow it for biomass every fall, essentially forever," Tilman said. The res...
Biodiversity key to sustainable biofuel according to University of Minn. researcher's findings
... Biomass from diverse prairies can be used to make biofuels
without the need for annual tilling, fertilizers a...e environment. High diversity allows us to produce biofuels
with low inputs, and this means that we can get more energy from an acre of land, year after year, w...
ACS News Service weekly press package -- June 5, 2006
...mical processes in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, biofuels
and other energy production, pulp and paper, and add value to industries converting to biotech processes. Hosts include the Biotechnology Industry Organization, American Chemical Society, National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, Agri-Food Innova...
DOE publishes research roadmap for developing cleaner fuels
...rcent of 2004 transportation fuel consumption with biofuels
by 2030. This goal was set in response to the President's Advanced Energy Initiative. The roadmap identifies the research required for overcoming challenges to the large-scale production of cellulosic ethanol to help meet this goal, including maxi...
Researchers identify energy gains and environmental impacts of corn ethanol and soybean biodiesel
...ironment. "Quantifying the benefits and costs of biofuels
throughout their life cycles allows us not only to...ke sound choices today but also to identify better biofuels
for the future," said Jason Hill, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of ecology, evolution,...
Texas A&M system agencies join forces to hasten bioenergy revolution
...uly 28). "With the renewed national interest in biofuels
and energy independence, and our collective strengths in agriculture and engineering, the A&M System is positioned to be a leader in addressing the global demand for renewable transport fuels, which is good for the world economy" said Robert D. McTee...
DOE to invest $250 million in new bioenergy centers
...essman Jerry Weller (IL-11th), local officials and biofuels
stakeholders during a visit to Channahon, IL. "... replacing 30 percent of transportation fuels with biofuels
by 2030," Secretary Bodman said. "The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) calls for the creation of n...
Brownfields may turn green with help from Michigan State research
East Lansing, Mich. -- Growing crops for biofuels
summons images of fuel alternatives springing from...rownfields. As interest increases in the use of biofuels
to offset dependence on fossil fuels, there are challenges on many fronts. Crop researchers are look...
Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol
...costs and multiply current levels of production of biofuels
from plant cellulose (biomass). Somerville presented his talk, "Bioenergy: The 21st Century Challenge to Plant Biologists" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) today (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time August 5) in Boston's ...
The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource
...es as an ideal "feedstock" for a new generation of biofuels
such as cellulosic ethanol. The research is the re...nce Dr. Raymond L. Orbach. "Fine-tuning plants for biofuels
production is one of the keys to making biofuels
economically viable and cost-effective. This resea...
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