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Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

January 4, 2017 |

In Hawaii, two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Meghan Pawlowski from University of Hawaii Manoa, U.S., and colleagues. Sugarcane and napiergrass are promising biofuel crops because, like […]

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USDA touts napiergrass as marginal land opportunity for advanced biofuels

USDA touts napiergrass as marginal land opportunity for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2012 |

In Georgia, the USDA is touting the benefits of napiergrass as a dedicated energy crop. a grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. “Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum) is fairly drought-tolerant, grows […]

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EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

March 6, 2012 |

In Washington, the EPA withdrew the direct final rule to allow camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed to meet the RFS2. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said: “EPA published a direct final rule on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 700) to amend the Renewable Fuel Standard program regulations. The amendments would have expanded Table 1 […]

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New Energy Farms: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

New Energy Farms: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

March 27, 2014 |

New Energy Farms provides a complete solution to sourcing biomass feedstock, with extensive experience in commercial production of high yielding energy grasses. NEF operate from a headquarters in Ontario Canada, and have operations in the US (Georgia) and the EU (UK), with he largest dedicated propagation facilities for perennial grasses used for energy crops in […]

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The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

January 28, 2014 |

Tired of corn, corn, corn or cane, cane, cane? There are 101 feedstocks in the biofuels canon. Here’s what’s up with each of them, and all of them. In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its annual Guide to biofuels feedstocks, tracking 10,658 items published in the Digest in the past 48 months on 101 feedstocks for […]

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7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

August 8, 2013 |

Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops to scale — and who are the potential big winners? Hot molecules, big markets, proven technologies, ready finance, supportive policy. Sometimes they feel  miles away, sometimes right at hand. But none of them mean anything without sustainable, affordable, reliable, available […]

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EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

July 5, 2013 |

In Washington, The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a supplemental final rule, containing a lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis for renewable fuels made from giant reed (Arundo donax) and napier grass, and a regulatory determination that such fuels qualify as cellulosic renewable fuel under the RFS program. In the rule, EPA addressed concerns over the potential […]

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The October Surprise: BP Cancels Plans for US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

The October Surprise: BP Cancels Plans for US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

October 26, 2012 |

BP to focus U.S. biofuels investments on R&D, technology licensing. What happened? What’s next? In Florida, BP announced it is canceling plans to build a 36 million gallon commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Highlands County. The company said that it would refocus its US biofuels strategy on R&D, as well as licensing its industry–leading biofuels […]

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BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife Research partner to develop cellulosic biofuels feedtocks

BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife Research partner to develop cellulosic biofuels feedtocks

August 16, 2012 |

In Texas, BP Biofuels and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System, have signed a three-year agreement to develop and commercialize cellulosic feedstocks for the production of advanced biofuels. The collaboration will utilize AgriLife Research’s diverse high biomass energy crop breeding program and BP Biofuels’ position as one of the few global […]

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Miscanthus, other feedstocks deemed invasive in National Wildlife Federation report.

Miscanthus, other feedstocks deemed invasive in National Wildlife Federation report.

June 24, 2012 |

In Virginia, scientists from the National Wildlife Federation released a report regarding species of plants used for biofuels feedstocks that have recently been labeled as harmful invaders. The list includes giant reed, canary grass, and napiergrass, as well as the Cylindro strain of algae. The report also warns about miscanthus, which can threaten natural habitats. […]

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