Search Results for 'Pennycress'

Western Illinois University researcher scores $10 million to further study pennycress

Western Illinois University researcher scores $10 million to further study pennycress

September 19, 2019 |

In Illinois, Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced that one of its professors is the recipient of a $10 million federal grant to investigate the use of the alternative crop, Pennycress, as a new cash cover crop in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant will […]

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Minnesota PhD student gets Fulbright grant to study pennycress in France

Minnesota PhD student gets Fulbright grant to study pennycress in France

May 30, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a PhD student researcher from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has won a Fulbright grant to study pennycress at the Plant Reproduction and Development laboratory at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. The plant is seen as a good potential feedstock for biofuel but its nectar is also attractive to pollinators […]

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Western Illinois University researchers making progress on pennycress gene editing

Western Illinois University researchers making progress on pennycress gene editing

February 13, 2017 |

In Illinois, researchers at Western Illinois University are using gene editing on pennycress in an attempt to reduce seed shattering, among other traits, that will make the winter annual more viable for biodiesel feedstock, allowing soy farmers to grow an extra crop. Changing the color of flowers to yellow is also high on the gene […]

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Illinois State researcher gets funding to develop pennycress genetic resources

Illinois State researcher gets funding to develop pennycress genetic resources

September 1, 2016 |

In Illinois, Illinois State Associate Professor of Genetics John Sedbrook is collaborating on a $1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop genetic resources that can be used to rapidly domesticate field pennycress as a new winter annual oilseed cover crop. Illinois State University’s portion of the grant is $367,021, […]

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Arvegenix working to domesticate pennycress as biofuel feedstock

Arvegenix working to domesticate pennycress as biofuel feedstock

March 10, 2015 |

In Missouri, Arvegenix is working to domesticate pennycress in an effort to make the plant a viable biofuel crop for use in biodiesel, aviation biofuel and renewable lubricants. The two-year old start-up recently received a $100,000 equity grant from The Yield Lab, a new St. Louis-based agriculture technology accelerator program.

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Researchers explore pennycress potential as biofuels feedstock

Researchers explore pennycress potential as biofuels feedstock

May 3, 2012 |

In Illinois, researchers at Western Illinois University are exploring the virtues of pennycress as a bioenergy feedstock and are already working with 62 varieties from far flung places such as Tibet and Germany. The crop could fit well in rotations by planting it right after corn is harvested with harvest coming the following May, just […]

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EBI Network, Pennycress Energy partner for pennycress biofuels project in Illinois

EBI Network, Pennycress Energy partner for pennycress biofuels project in Illinois

April 13, 2012 |

In Illinois, EBI Network and Pennycress Energy are partnering to promote pennycress as a fuel crop for the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region. The project, generating interest among growers, will identify possible investors and explore a press mill in the region. Pennycress Energy states that their goal is to net farmers an additional $100 per acre, […]

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SarTec lands $500K grant for camelina, pennycress biodiesel

SarTec lands $500K grant for camelina, pennycress biodiesel

October 10, 2011 |

In Minnesota, SarTec Corp. has landed a $500,000 grant from DOE to produce biodiesel from camelina and pennycress using the patented Mcgyan biodiesel process at the 3 million gallon per year Ever Cat Fuels facility in Isanti. Farmers across the Midwest will be contracted to produce the feedstock.

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Pennycress, french weed, fanweed: by any name, a biofuel rose

Pennycress, french weed, fanweed: by any name, a biofuel rose

[ 0 ] November 24, 2010 |

We haven’t heard of anyone making biofuels out of chickens, or eggs, but we hear a lot about the chicken-and-egg problem. “How do get growers to grow if there’s no market? How do you get a market if there are no growers?” Arvens Technology CEO Sudhir Seth summed up the problem. A few years back, […]

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The Times Have Found You: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2019

The Times Have Found You: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2019

April 4, 2019 |

“The Times Have Found You and Caught Up with your Vision,” said former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in his opening keynote at ABLC 2019, as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway in Washington DC.  “Now, make sure you do not make perfect the enemy of good. Deploy the technologies of today and […]

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