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Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D
May 25, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing …

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona
October 13, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over …

#Peanut Oil Could be New Fuel Source
July 26, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Providing a new jet fuel source could be a new market for the peanut industry, one that is in the process of being evaluated by both USDA and the Navy.

Dr. Lamb …

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.
June 28, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid expansion in biomass production for …

Algae + Papaya = Biofuel
April 15, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jan Suszkiw (US Department of Agriculture)  … At the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith has spent the past 5 years …

BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry
January 29, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the …

Bringing Up Biofuel
January 15, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)   … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The team is headed …

University of Illinois Awarded Grant to Support Sorghum Research
December 18, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois/Biomass Magazine)  The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as part of its OPEN 2015 funding initiative (ARPA-E OPEN). Under Principal Investigator …

Partnerships that Speed Tech to Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Effective Agricultural Research Services Partnerships
December 9, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This year at ABLC Next, Bill Orts, a Research Leader for Bioproducts at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, gave us an overview of partnership opportunities at USDA and through ARS. One of the …

Diverse Parties Say Federal Biotech Rules Confusing
December 2, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Pat Rizzuto (BNA)  The federal approach to regulating bioengineered products is a confusing labyrinth, according to companies, trade associations, advocacy groups and scientists.

Companies must follow a maze to identify which agencies may have jurisdiction …

Hardier Cane Hybrids Could Increase Sugar Production
August 5, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Candy & Snack TODAY)    Two new hybrid species of sugarcane capable of maintaining productivity in temperatures as low as 50 degree F could potentially allow cultivation beyond the current region and expand sugar yield …

USDA Scientist Helps Texas Sorghum Growers Reduce Water Use
August 3, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(USDA Agricultural Research Service/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA scientist is providing much needed guidance to sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains who are trying to save water by using less-than-optimal amounts of it.

Farmers in the area …

USDA Publishes Rule for Revamped Biorefinery Assistance Program
June 30, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities Service has published an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, formerly known …

Scientists Develop Higher Yielding Sorghum Plants
February 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’brien And Sharon Durham (Phys.Org)  … It is drought tolerant, can thrive in poor soils, requires little or no fertilizer, and will grow in a wide range of temperatures and altitudes. Sorghum grain is …

Closing In on Butanol for Biofuel
November 20, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as lacquers and enamels, but it might also play a substantial role in the production of …

Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research
October 31, 2014 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(The Crop Site)  US – The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, thanks to research at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA Agricultural Research …

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds
June 9, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding that, more than an energy supply, it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases.

The team …

Agricultural Research Service Researching Camelina as a New Biofuel Crop
April 14, 2010 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Stephanie Yao (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have long-term studies underway to examine growing camelina as a bioenergy crop for producing jet fuel for the military and the aviation industry. This research supports …

Citrus Peel Waste a Potential Source of Ethanol
April 30, 2006 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

Thanks to recent hikes in gasoline prices, there is a renewed interest in finding a cheaper way to fill up the gas tank. Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory …