Tag: napiergrass

Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

Hawaiian researchers find sugarcane and napiergrass to sequester carbon in the soil

January 4, 2017 |

In Hawaii, two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Meghan Pawlowski from University of Hawaii Manoa, U.S., and colleagues. Sugarcane and napiergrass are promising biofuel crops because, like […]

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EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

EPA OK’s arundo, napier grass for renewable fuels

July 5, 2013 |

In Washington, The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a supplemental final rule, containing a lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis for renewable fuels made from giant reed (Arundo donax) and napier grass, and a regulatory determination that such fuels qualify as cellulosic renewable fuel under the RFS program. In the rule, EPA addressed concerns over the potential […]

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USDA touts napiergrass as marginal land opportunity for advanced biofuels

USDA touts napiergrass as marginal land opportunity for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2012 |

In Georgia, the USDA is touting the benefits of napiergrass as a dedicated energy crop. a grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. “Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum) is fairly drought-tolerant, grows […]

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Miscanthus, other feedstocks deemed invasive in National Wildlife Federation report.

Miscanthus, other feedstocks deemed invasive in National Wildlife Federation report.

June 24, 2012 |

In Virginia, scientists from the National Wildlife Federation released a report regarding species of plants used for biofuels feedstocks that have recently been labeled as harmful invaders. The list includes giant reed, canary grass, and napiergrass, as well as the Cylindro strain of algae. The report also warns about miscanthus, which can threaten natural habitats. […]

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EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

March 6, 2012 |

In Washington, the EPA withdrew the direct final rule to allow camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed to meet the RFS2. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said: “EPA published a direct final rule on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 700) to amend the Renewable Fuel Standard program regulations. The amendments would have expanded Table 1 […]

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