Tag: eucalyptus

Michigan State University researchers study eucalyptus for insights into oil production

Michigan State University researchers study eucalyptus for insights into oil production

May 13, 2019 |

In Michigan, close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel. In particular, Michigan State University researchers are studying terpenes, organic compounds found in the plant’s leaves. Terpenes enable certain species that produce them (mostly plants, but also some insects) […]

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Andritz successfully starts up Fibria’s new pulp mill in Brazil

Andritz successfully starts up Fibria’s new pulp mill in Brazil

September 24, 2017 |

In Brazil, Andritz completed start-up of key production technologies and equipment for Fibria’s new pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Fibria’s new pulp mill has a production capacity of 1.95 million tons of eucalyptus pulp per year. Combined with the existing mill at Três Lagoas the total production capacity reaches 3.25 […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks into eucalyptus terpene production

Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks into eucalyptus terpene production

June 9, 2014 |

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are hoping to optimize the production of terpene in eucalyptus plants, reducing the plant’s volatility and increasing energy yields. Researchers initially started with 15 species and will select the best candidates based on oil glands’ ultrastructure, number of oil glands per centimeter and terpene content and chemistry. […]

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The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Eucalyptus

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Eucalyptus

June 8, 2014 |

Last month, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material took a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. In their study, published online by the journal Applied Energy in April, they found that some eucalyptus had an increased sugar content, making […]

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University of Florida researchers looking at eucalyptus for biofuel

University of Florida researchers looking at eucalyptus for biofuel

May 6, 2014 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel. In their study, published online by the journal Applied Energy in April, they found that some eucalyptus had an increased sugar content, […]

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Study warns against air pollution caused by isoprene in trees

Study warns against air pollution caused by isoprene in trees

January 7, 2013 |

In Norway, a study warns that biofuels actually worsen a type of air pollution caused by poplar, willow, and eucalyptus trees that all emit high levels of isoprene as they grow. This chemical forms toxic ozone when mixed with other pollutants in sunlight, and could due the cause of 1400 deaths in Europe by 2020. […]

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Brazil's FINEP grants $1.2M for eucalyptus biofuels research

Brazil's FINEP grants $1.2M for eucalyptus biofuels research

November 30, 2011 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Government’s Science and Technology Ministry’s FINEP agency has granted FuturaGene $1.2 million for it advanced plantation forestry for bioenergy research that is aimed at boosting yield in woody species, principally eucalyptus, through genetic modification. The company’s parent Suzano Papel e Celulose will provide another $2.3 million for the project.

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AMG's jatropha, eucalyptus accessions in China delayed until December

AMG's jatropha, eucalyptus accessions in China delayed until December

November 25, 2011 |

In Canada, AMG Bioenergy hit another snag in its acquisition of a 133 hectare jatropha plantation and a 201 hectare eucalyptus plantation, and the associated land use rights in the People’s Republic of China.  AMG previously reported that they anticipated the acquisition would be closed on or about October 21. Instead, AMG reports that new […]

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Hawaii BioEnergy to supply HECO with eucalyptus biodiesel

Hawaii BioEnergy to supply HECO with eucalyptus biodiesel

September 14, 2011 |

In Hawaii, biofuels company, Hawaii BioEnergy LLC, has made a deal to supply Hawaiian Electric Co. with biodiesel made from eucalyptus on the island of Kauai. The Company has signed a contract to supply 10 million gallons of biodiesel annually to HECO’s Kahe power plant on Oahu, equal to more than four percent of the […]

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AMG Bioenergy launches jatropha, eucalytpus venture in China

AMG Bioenergy launches jatropha, eucalytpus venture in China

September 9, 2011 |

In Canada, AMG Bioenergy  Resources announced that they have incorporated a subsidiary, AMG Bioenergy Plantations, in the People’s Republic of China to facilitate the acquisition of a 133 hectare jatropha plantation and a 201 hectare eucalyptus plantation, and the associated land use rights.  The LOI to purchase the land was announced last January, but as […]

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