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JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

JBEI gets results from proteomics in switchgrass varieties

March 9, 2015 |

In California, if advanced biofuels are to replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on a gallon-for-gallon basis at competitive pricing, we’re going to need a new generation of fuel crops – plants designed specifically to serve as feedstocks for fuels. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated the […]

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Genera’s switchgrass harvest sets efficiency records

Genera’s switchgrass harvest sets efficiency records

March 9, 2015 |

In Tennessee, Genera Energy’s single pass forage harvest system, also known as a field chopping system, set new records this year for switchgrass harvesting efficiency. With this harvest, Genera continues to optimize its efficient year-round, just-in-time biomass harvesting and delivery systems. “We are very pleased with the success of this harvest and how our innovations […]

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University of Illinois says miscanthus beats out switchgrass and stover

University of Illinois says miscanthus beats out switchgrass and stover

March 5, 2015 |

In Illinois, a recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. Models predict that miscanthus will have higher yield and profit, particularly when grown in poor-quality […]

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Genera Energy turning lemons into lemonade with switchgrass

Genera Energy turning lemons into lemonade with switchgrass

December 1, 2014 |

In Tennessee, Genera Energy is on the verge of closing its latest round of VC funding as the company—originally created to supply switchgrass to a would-be future cellulosic ethanol plant with DuPont—moves into advising and consulting services, helping other companies grow, store and process the crop. A future ethanol plant in the area seems to […]

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USDA releases new switchgrass for bioenergy

USDA releases new switchgrass for bioenergy

August 18, 2014 |

In Washington, the release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. Agricultural Research Service scientists have spent decades working on different projects that contributed to the development of the cultivar “Liberty,” which can yield 8 tons of biomass per acre.  

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The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Miscanthus, switchgrass

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Miscanthus, switchgrass

June 8, 2014 |

Two gems from the University of Illinois on miscanthus. First, this one that found that miscanthus and other biofuels crops actually reduce the escape of nitrogen into the environment, according to a study performed at the University of Illinois. The study compared miscanthus, switchgrass, and mixed prairie species against a traditional corn and soybean rotation, […]

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Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

Switchgrass advance: JBEI’s ionic liquid pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis scales effectively

December 16, 2013 |

In California, researchers from the DOE-Office of Science funded Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), in conjunction with staff from the DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy funded Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, published the paper, “Scale-Up and Evaluation of High Solid Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Switchgrass,” in […]

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Long-term miscanthus study shows better results than from switchgrass

Long-term miscanthus study shows better results than from switchgrass

December 5, 2013 |

In Illinois, researchers from the University of Illinois show that in the country’s first long-term studies into miscanthus that even though production slips after five years, biomass production is still double that of switchgrass. The results in the US are even more promising than those from studies done in Europe. Miscanthus was grown in seven […]

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Genera Energy, University of Tennessee develop switchgrass processing tech

Genera Energy, University of Tennessee develop switchgrass processing tech

November 25, 2013 |

In Tennessee, Genera Energy’s partnership with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture  for bulk-handling and processing of switchgrass has come to a close after $5m in funding since 2009. The partnership was able to develop systems based on material characteristics such as weight, particle size, bulk density, moisture content, among other factors. The team […]

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“Designer sugarcane, not switchgrass, being retooled to produce biofuels.”

“Designer sugarcane, not switchgrass, being retooled to produce biofuels.”

August 29, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: HanifHaroon Designer sugarcane, not switchgrass, being retooled to produce biofuels – AgriLife Today safoodindustry Even so-called ‘good’ biofuels need safeguards to ensure that they don’t damage biodiversity or displace other crops. QUnited19 More efficient production of biofuels from waste with the help of modified yeasts

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