Search Results for 'Cottonwood'

Cottonwood Technology Fund invests $1.5M in Incitor

Cottonwood Technology Fund invests $1.5M in Incitor

June 13, 2012 |

In New Mexico, Incitor received $1.5 million from the Cottonwood Technology Fund to finance its next growth phase. Incitor’s patent-pending low-temperature chemical process breaks down various forms of agricultural, solid, woody or algal waste to produce commodity petrochemical replacements, specialty bio-based chemicals, and Alestron, a novel third generation biofuel compatible with both gasoline and diesel. […]

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High-level switches that control wood formation have applications in biofuels

High-level switches that control wood formation have applications in biofuels

March 17, 2019 |

In North Carolina, researchers at North Carolina State University uncovered how a complex network of transcription factors switch wood formation genes on and off, which has applications for modifying wood properties for timber, paper and biofuels, as well as making forest trees more disease- and pest-resistant. The new study upends ideas about transcriptional regulatory networks […]

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Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 16th

Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 16th

January 15, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 16th. In today’s Digest, Porsche hemp race car, cigarette butt bricks, biobased boo-boo bandages, flax phone cases, bursting balloon bubbles — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 […]

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Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

January 6, 2019 |

In Canada, Advanced BioCarbon 3D, developed wood waste-based bioplastic filament for use in 3D printing to help reach their mission of sustainable carbon-free plastics for 3D printing. Their new bioplastic product is non-flammable and moisture resistant and comes from poplar (or cottonwood) trees. Darrel Fry, CEO of ABC3D, said, “People often think of bioplastics as […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 18th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 18th, 2018

April 18, 2018 |

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week […]

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BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

April 15, 2018 |

In New Mexico, BayoTech, Inc., developer of advanced chemical reactors for the distributed production of hydrogen and fertilizers, closed a $12.5 million Series B round of financing. BayoTech also welcomed one of the world’s largest fertilizer companies as a strategic partner and investor. The partner participated in the Series B round of financing along with […]

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Biology’s Dark Matter

Biology’s Dark Matter

March 27, 2016 |

Turns out that even in a genome stripped down to only those genes absolutely essential for human life, some 16% of the matter in there is completely mysterious to researchers in terms of its purpose or function. They know it’s there, they know it plays a role. They have no idea what that role is. […]

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Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

June 6, 2015 |

In South Carolina, Abengoa Energy Crops has committed more than $1 million annually to support a three-year research project in South Carolina on the use of different trees and grass-like species to produce sustainable biomass for energy. A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the […]

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University of Georgia researchers use gene editing tool to manipulate lignin

University of Georgia researchers use gene editing tool to manipulate lignin

June 4, 2015 |

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants. […]

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Virginia Tech researchers get $1.4 million grant to study bioenergy genetics

Virginia Tech researchers get $1.4 million grant to study bioenergy genetics

August 22, 2014 |

In Virginia, two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. Populus, a genus of fast-growing trees commonly known as cottonwoods and aspens, is being grown for […]

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