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Willow suitable as a cheap feedstock for ethanol, renewable chemicals says Finnish research project

Willow suitable as a cheap feedstock for ethanol, renewable chemicals says Finnish research project

April 4, 2016 |

In Finland, a study has found that willow is suitable as a source of sugar to produce ethanol, and the lignin fraction formed as a by-product of the process is suitable for the manufacture of renewable chemicals and bio-based materials. Willow’s competitive advantages as a feedstock include its quick growth, low price, and ability to […]

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VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

March 30, 2016 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilized more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently suitable as a source of sugar in the production of ethanol. The lignin fraction formed as a by-product of the ethanol process and the fibres and compounds of willow […]

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Penn State harvests willow shrubs for biomaterials research

Penn State harvests willow shrubs for biomaterials research

March 9, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, the first harvest of 34 acres of fast-growing shrub willow from a Penn State demonstration field this winter is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable energy and bio-based economic development, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The shrub willow plantation is part of a broader […]

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Plandai Biotechnology signs with Willows Ingredients to expand sales into European Markets

Plandai Biotechnology signs with Willows Ingredients to expand sales into European Markets

May 8, 2013 |

In Washington State, Plandai Biotechnology announced an agreement under which Willows Ingredients, Ltd. of Ireland  will distribute Plandai’s Phytofare extracts into European markets. Targeted industries included in the agreement are the medical, nutraceutical and animal sectors. Willows Ingredients will have exclusive rights sell and market Phytofare to its existing customer base as well as to […]

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“Sugar-rich willow can boost biofuels’ green credentials.”

“Sugar-rich willow can boost biofuels’ green credentials.”

April 29, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: stella_kremer @D1n0s4urS3x Biofuels and food production trevorCarter4 BBC News – Sugar-rich willow can boost biofuels’ green credentials skofield Enzyme Solutions for Cellulosic Ethanol Production | DuPont Industrial Biosciences

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Willows with 5X more sugar are naturals for biofuels, say UK researchers

Willows with 5X more sugar are naturals for biofuels, say UK researchers

January 28, 2013 |

In the UK, a research team at Imperial College has released a report identifying varietals of willows that contain up to five times as much sugar as standard willow trees, opening up new opportunities for willow-based biofuels, “It would drastically reduce [the environmental impact of biofuels] because you would not need such a severe pre-treatment […]

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Researchers find willow ethanol yields five times higher when grown diagnally

Researchers find willow ethanol yields five times higher when grown diagnally

January 21, 2013 |

In the UK, researchers from the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London led a national team that have determined that willow trees grown diagonally can yield up to five times more biofuel. The discovery has been seen in the wild and in plantations but researchers have now identified that genetic trait that leads […]

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ReEnergy looking for upper New York state farms to supply willow

ReEnergy looking for upper New York state farms to supply willow

December 25, 2012 |

In New York state, ReEnergy is moving into commercial production of energy from shrub willow and is looking for farmers to supply the crop. Farms must have at least 100 acres of land available to participate and must sign a supply contract. The USDA granted $4.3 million earlier this year to promote the production of […]

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Celtic Energy Farm cultivating willow to supply ReEnergy

Celtic Energy Farm cultivating willow to supply ReEnergy

December 24, 2012 |

In New York, Celtic Energy Farm is currently cultivating 1100 acres, where it intends to grow willow to supply ReEnergy, a company with power plants in northern New York. Willow has a typical yield of five dry tons per acre per year, meaning that 800 acres of willow could produce one megawatt of electricity. As […]

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Cornell receives grant to study willow as a promising bioenergy crop

Cornell receives grant to study willow as a promising bioenergy crop

August 3, 2012 |

In New York State, scientists at Cornell University now believe commercialization of shrub willow as a biofuel feedstock could be years closer than they believed. A new $1.37 million grant is set to enable Cornell researchers to take advantage of the newly mapped shrub willow genome to study hybrid vigor and yield. “Determining the precise […]

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