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Guayule and guar being looked at as potential biofuel feedstock

Guayule and guar being looked at as potential biofuel feedstock

March 3, 2018 |

In New Mexico, researchers from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and College of Engineering have joined the Sustainable Bio-economy for Arid Regions project led by the University of Arizona. The SBAR project will research guayule and guar, two plants that grow well in the Southwest, as potential feedstock for […]

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Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

Bridgestone and Versalis to jointly develop bio-based materials for tires from guayule

February 15, 2018 |

In Tennessee, Bridgestone Americas and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors. The partnership combines Bridgestone’s leadership position in guayule agriculture and production technologies with Versalis’ core strengths in commercial-scale process engineering and market development for renewables. This […]

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PanAridus joins Cooper Tire and other consortium partners to develop guayule plant-based polymer

PanAridus joins Cooper Tire and other consortium partners to develop guayule plant-based polymer

December 24, 2013 |

In Ohio, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that PanAridus will join the company and its consortium partners on a previously-announced $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant toward development of guayule plant-based polymers for use in tire manufacturing. PanAridus has worked to uncover means for growing a higher yield of domestically grown guayule […]

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Birth of a feedstock: SGB, Yulex set to to double guayule rubber yield via accelerated breeding platform

Birth of a feedstock: SGB, Yulex set to to double guayule rubber yield via accelerated breeding platform

November 11, 2013 |

Goodbye, wild plant, full of promise. Hello, domesticated and optimized plant-soldier in the struggle to make rubber for a planet with limited acreage and rapidly-expanding demand. In biofuels and related industries, there may be a hundred feedstocks or so. Some developed, some merely domesticated, some hardly improved over the wild types in the field. 100 […]

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OSU receives $5.7m ARPA grant for sorghum, guayule research

OSU receives $5.7m ARPA grant for sorghum, guayule research

June 18, 2012 |

In Ohio, OSU’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $5.7 million grant from the DOE’s ARPA-E for a project that will boost the biodiesel capacity of guayule and sweet sorghum. The two feedstocks naturally produce farnesene, an oil which is easily converted to fuel; Chicago-based Chromatin Inc will be leading the […]

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Bridgestone to develop guayule as bio-based rubber source

Bridgestone to develop guayule as bio-based rubber source

March 20, 2012 |

In Japan, Bridgestone Corporation announced their plans for a U.S. based research project to develop guayule as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality natural rubber and as an alternative to the Hevea tree.  Bridgestone Americas will be responsible for finding a suitable location and operating both the pilot farm, and the research facility.  The […]

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

March 14, 2018 |

Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Combined, guayule (perennial) and guar (annual) feedstocks can provide biomass year round for biofuel production. Both crops are drought and heat tolerant, grow on marginal lands, and provide economic returns. Scale […]

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ABLC 2018 Preview: deployment dawns, products proliferate, and techs land major venture deals as the bioeconomy advances into a big 2018

ABLC 2018 Preview: deployment dawns, products proliferate, and techs land major venture deals as the bioeconomy advances into a big 2018

February 27, 2018 |

In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the hope of regulatory relief, breakthroughs in financial structuring, a decisive shift in early-stage projects to nutrition & health, and an increasing number of deployments in advanced biofuels and a surge in exports and overseas expansion for corn ethanol. On […]

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4 Minutes with…Katrina Cornish, CEO, EnergyEne

4 Minutes with…Katrina Cornish, CEO, EnergyEne

February 13, 2018 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. EnergyEne is a start up materials/energy company with technology licensed from the Ohio State University. EnergyEne’s CapEx & OpEx light guayule biorefinery model produces high value latex, natural rubber, and suite of high value bio products from integrated breakthroughs in harvesting, processing, conversion, […]

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Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

February 6, 2018 |

By Katrina Cornish FAAAS Endowed Chair and Ohio Research Scholar, Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University; CEO, EnergyEne Inc., Member, Lee Enterprises Consulting Corinne Young, Special Advisor to EnergyEne, CEO Corinne Young LLC, Chief Advocate re:chem, Member Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to the Digest This is the sixth in a series of articles prepared by […]

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