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Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

February 5, 2015 |

In Louisiana, researchers at the LSU AgCenter are pleased with the results from energy cane varieties under trial, saying that many of the 300 they are testing survived the unusually cold winter of 2013 without impacting yields. Extending cane’s resistance to cold is key to growing the crop outside the traditional cane-growing belt.

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LSU AgCenter releases production guide for sweet sorghum

LSU AgCenter releases production guide for sweet sorghum

October 6, 2014 |

In Louisiana, sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in the state, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock. To help guide commercial production of this crop, the LSU AgCenter has released the Sweet Sorghum Production Guide. The guide was written to supply producers […]

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LSU researchers team with MSU on energy cane and sweet sorghum

LSU researchers team with MSU on energy cane and sweet sorghum

February 18, 2014 |

In Louisiana, farmers growing crops in Louisiana and Mississippi may soon have two new crops to add to their portfolios. Researchers with the LSU AgCenter, Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture are working together to bring sugarcane and sweet sorghum north – way north – of Interstate 10. The […]

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LSU AgCenter to open sweet sorghum pilot plant on Jan. 25

LSU AgCenter to open sweet sorghum pilot plant on Jan. 25

January 8, 2013 |

In Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter will have an official opening on Jan. 25 for its pilot plant. The plant focuses on sweet sorghum, energy cane and other grasses to produce convertible sugars, fiber and bioproducts and can be scaled up to any capacity. The project is part of a larger USDA-funded five-year, $17.2 million grant.

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USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2011 |

Five university-led consortia receive $15M-$40M grants for diesel, gasoline and renewable jet fuels. In Washington State, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million […]

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