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UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...fuels from plant and animal sources, such as corn, switchgrass
and food waste): Revenue from selling emissions credits will help these firms recoup investments made in innovation and learning. Passenger vehicle owners: The LCFS will bring a greater variety of fuels to the market. Fueling infrastructure w...
Illinois-based study of energy crops finds miscanthus more productive than switchgrass
... that Miscanthus produces more usable biomass than switchgrass
because of these three key attributes: 1. Miscan...that the Miscanthus leaf area was 45% greater than switchgrass
and that Miscanthus plants grew an average of eleven days longer than switchgrass. This extended gr...
ORNL-led team wins DOE bioenergy center
... develop processes for converting plants including switchgrass
and poplar trees into fuels. In announcing the awards, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said, These centers will provide the transformational science needed for bioenergy breakthroughs to advance President Bushs goal of making cellulosic ethanol cost...
UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative
...to develop processes for converting plants such as switchgrass
and poplar trees into fuels. UGAs portion of the research is funded for $20 million over five years. In announcing the awards, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said, These centers will provide the transformational science needed for bioenergy breakth...
Energy and Agriculture Departments provide $8.3 million in funding for biofuels research
...oking into new ways to develop cordgrass, rice and switchgrass
in renewable energy sources. These awards continue a commitment begun in 2006 to conduct fundamental research in biomass genomics that will provide the scientific foundation to facilitate and accelerate the use of woody plant tissue for bioenergy and...
Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds
...e the same, whether the ethanol is made from corn, switchgrass
or other plant products, Jacobson noted. ''Today, there is a lot of investment in ethanol,'' he said. ''But we found that using E85 will cause at least as much health damage as gasoline, which already causes about 10,000 U.S. premature deaths annuall...
Biofuels: More than just ethanol
...as emissions were reduced by about 115 percent for switchgrass
and hybrid poplar. Both switchgrass
and hybrid poplar offset the largest amounts of fossil fuels reduced emissions compared to other bi...
Glue made from ethanol-production leftovers may be worth more than the fuel itself
...ON -- Mixing up a batch of ethanol from alfalfa or switchgrass
isn't nearly as efficient as creating it from corn, but that doesn't mean growing grass crops for fuel won't pay, says Paul Weimer. Rather than dwelling on finding ways to squeeze extra ethanol out of biomass from crops such as switchgrass, Weimer ...
The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource
...mate and soil conditions, including such plants as switchgrass
and willow. In addition, a large quantity of biofuels might be produced from agricultural and forestry waste....
Energy-rich portfolio of new genome sequencing targets for DOE JGI
Walnut Creek, CA -- Bioenergy crop plants switchgrass
and cassava, other important agricultural commodit...t George W. Bush specifically cited the promise of switchgrass
as a bioenergy crop. A tall perennial grass, a dominant species of the North American prairie, switc...
Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence
...mp could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass
and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 billion dry tons of biomass any org...