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UConn researchers look at camelina genes and impacts on related plant species

UConn researchers look at camelina genes and impacts on related plant species

July 14, 2016 |

In Connecticut, researchers at the University of Connecticut supported by a grant from the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant Program, an initiative of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, are gathering information about Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop that has never been grown commercially in Connecticut. Camelina has been subject to genetic modification to […]

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UConn researcher identifies mutant plant that offers insight into how plants produce cell walls

UConn researcher identifies mutant plant that offers insight into how plants produce cell walls

September 18, 2015 |

In Connecticut, a UConn researcher has identified a mutant plant that offers insight into how plants produce cell walls, which may ultimately reap applications for agricultural productivity and biofuel production. Developing mutant plants is a common procedure for genetic researchers who want to learn about the activity of genes that are sequenced but whose functions are […]

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UConn researchers demonstrate hemp as viable biodiesel feedstock

UConn researchers demonstrate hemp as viable biodiesel feedstock

December 11, 2014 |

In Connecticut, researchers at UConn have found that the fiber crop Cannabis sativa, known as industrial hemp, has properties that make it viable and even attractive as a raw material, or feedstock, for producing biodiesel. The plant’s ability to grow in infertile soils also reduces the need to grow it on primary croplands, which can […]

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UConn professors trialing brown grease to biodiesel technology

UConn professors trialing brown grease to biodiesel technology

November 28, 2013 |

In Connecticut, technology developed by an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut is being installed at the Water Pollution Control Facility in Torrington to turn fats, oils and greases into biodiesel. The facility collected over a million gallons of brown grease last year, meaning that if the pilot is successful, it could be replicated […]

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