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A juicer that turns peels into bioplastic cups, shellfish plastic, White Dog Labs’ feed supplement, eucalyptus fiber and wool sneakers, plant starch dog toys, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 19th

A juicer that turns peels into bioplastic cups, shellfish plastic, White Dog Labs’ feed supplement, eucalyptus fiber and wool sneakers, plant starch dog toys, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 19th

September 18, 2019 |

It seems that plastic is in the news daily between bag bans, straw bans and even Ray-Bans. But there are companies out there tackling the plastic problem with alternatives like the new “Feel the Peel” juicer that turns orange peels into bioplastic cups by drying, milling, and mixing the peels with polylactic acid and 3D […]

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Michigan State University researchers study eucalyptus for insights into oil production

Michigan State University researchers study eucalyptus for insights into oil production

May 13, 2019 |

In Michigan, close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel. In particular, Michigan State University researchers are studying terpenes, organic compounds found in the plant’s leaves. Terpenes enable certain species that produce them (mostly plants, but also some insects) […]

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MSU researchers discover how eucalyptuses oil yields vary

MSU researchers discover how eucalyptuses oil yields vary

May 9, 2019 |

In Michigan, researchers from Michigan State University have investigated the genetic basis of variation in oil yield in blue mallee, a eucalyptus native to Australia. This will allow for a faster and more efficient domestication, making the production of renewable fuels from eucalypt plantations more feasible. One reason for the interest in eucalyptus oil is […]

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Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find eucalyptus-based fuel would save more emissions for aviation biofuel

September 21, 2016 |

In Australia, researchers from the Australian National University said in a new study eucalyptus-based fuel would initially be more expensive than fossil fuels to make on a mass scale, but would produce significantly less net carbon emissions. “If we could plant 20 million hectares of eucalyptus species worldwide, which is currently the same amount that […]

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Intrexon, FuturaGene partner to improve biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees

Intrexon, FuturaGene partner to improve biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees

April 20, 2015 |

In Maryland, Intrexon Corporation has entered into a collaboration with FuturaGene Group, a subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., the second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world. The collaboration aims to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. This collaboration will utilize Intrexon’s platform to design complex, innovative gene constructs and FuturaGene’s […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks into eucalyptus terpene production

Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks into eucalyptus terpene production

June 9, 2014 |

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are hoping to optimize the production of terpene in eucalyptus plants, reducing the plant’s volatility and increasing energy yields. Researchers initially started with 15 species and will select the best candidates based on oil glands’ ultrastructure, number of oil glands per centimeter and terpene content and chemistry. […]

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The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Eucalyptus

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Eucalyptus

June 8, 2014 |

Last month, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material took a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. In their study, published online by the journal Applied Energy in April, they found that some eucalyptus had an increased sugar content, making […]

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University of Florida researchers looking at eucalyptus for biofuel

University of Florida researchers looking at eucalyptus for biofuel

May 6, 2014 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. In their study, published online by the journal Applied Energy in April, they found that some eucalyptus had an increased sugar content, […]

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Hawaii’s PUC approves HELCO PPA for 21.5MW of eucalyptus-fired power

Hawaii’s PUC approves HELCO PPA for 21.5MW of eucalyptus-fired power

December 24, 2013 |

In Hawaii, the state’s public utilities commission has approved a power purchase agreement between Hawaiian Electric Light Company and Hu Honua Bioenergy, who has built a 21.5MW power plant on a former sugarcane plantation using eucalyptus as feedstock. HELCO will pay 25.3 cents per kWh during 20 years.

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EMBRAPA, FutureGene sign eucalyptus development deal

EMBRAPA, FutureGene sign eucalyptus development deal

November 29, 2012 |

In Brazil, FuturaGene signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with EMBRAPA,  the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture research organisation. Under the agreement, FuturaGene and EMBRAPA will establish collaborative research programs in eucalyptus and other tree species for the enhancement of sustainable development in Brazil and other territories. The first project to be executed under the agreement will […]

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