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Purdue research shows biodiesel may have more benefits than previously thought

Purdue research shows biodiesel may have more benefits than previously thought

October 26, 2017 |

In Indiana, a new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. More data is available now than ever before, and that data shows farmers are producing more on fewer acres. This means that penalties for indirect land use change by EPA and CARB overestimate emissions […]

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Purdue researchers say banning GMOs would boost GHG emissions significantly

Purdue researchers say banning GMOs would boost GHG emissions significantly

February 29, 2016 |

In Indiana, higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the United States were banned, according to a Purdue University study. Wally Tyner, James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics; […]

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Purdue researchers says government support for stover could lead to cropping shift

Purdue researchers says government support for stover could lead to cropping shift

November 16, 2015 |

In Indiana, making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore, lead to a major shift in crop rotation practices favoring more continuous corn plantings, Purdue University researchers conclude. The researchers concluded that the supply of stover-based bio-gasoline would be very limited at low levels of crude oil […]

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Purdue-led researchers back up ILUC with new analysis

Purdue-led researchers back up ILUC with new analysis

February 26, 2015 |

In Indiana, Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes. Tom Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of experts led by Jianguo Liu […]

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Purdue researchers demonstrate new biomass to fuel process

Purdue researchers demonstrate new biomass to fuel process

November 12, 2014 |

In Indiana, researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application on the concept in 2008 and have now demonstrated that it works in laboratory experiments, said Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone […]

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Purdue researchers show cover crops facilitate sustainable stover removal

Purdue researchers show cover crops facilitate sustainable stover removal

August 7, 2014 |

In Indiana, farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their income, Purdue University research shows. Using cover crops – plants such as crimson clover or annual ryegrass that blanket the soil – farmers […]

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Purdue research finds modifying key protein complex can boost biofuel yield

Purdue research finds modifying key protein complex can boost biofuel yield

March 20, 2014 |

In Indiana, genetically modifying a key protein complex in plants could lead to improved crops for the production of cellulosic biofuels, a Purdue University study says. Clint Chapple, distinguished professor of biochemistry, and fellow researchers generated a mutant Arabidopsis plant whose cell walls can be converted easily into fermentable sugars but does not display the stunted […]

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Purdue economist says EPA should drop 2014 blending by 2.3 billion gallons

Purdue economist says EPA should drop 2014 blending by 2.3 billion gallons

August 20, 2013 |

In Indiana, a Purdue economist says that US biofuel production could reach 15.85 billion gallons in 2014, about 2.3 billion gallons shy of what the EPA is expected to mandate for blending. Much of that reduced production will come for a lack of cellulosic ethanol availability, though some of those gallons are from corn ethanol […]

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Purdue to fly a biojet-fueled plane to Wisconsin air show

Purdue to fly a biojet-fueled plane to Wisconsin air show

August 1, 2013 |

In Indiana, Purdue University says one of the Pratt & Whitney engines in its Embraer Phenom 100 jet that it will fly to the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisc. will run on a biofuel blended by the Air Force. The move is to help further promote biofuel use in the Midwest.

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Purdue receives $5.2 to develop phenyl ethanol plant

Purdue receives $5.2 to develop phenyl ethanol plant

October 1, 2012 |

In Indiana, Purdue has received a $5.2m grant from the Department of Energy to develop a plant which produces phenyl ethanol instead of lignin, making it possible to convert the plant directly into combustible biofuel. Heading the research team is Clint Chapple, a biochemistry professor at the University. The project aims to be completed within […]

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