Tag: University of Florida

University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

August 8, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel. This could be a key finding for the agriculture industry in Florida and to biofuel needs worldwide. According […]

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University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

March 10, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a UF/IFAS professor of horticultural sciences, likened a transcription factor’s role in controlling the expression of many genes inside […]

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University of Florida pioneers space fuel technology using astronaut waste

University of Florida pioneers space fuel technology using astronaut waste

December 10, 2014 |

In Florida, Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste — yes, that kind — into rocket fuel. Adolescent jokes aside, the process finally makes useful something that until now has been collected to burn up on re-entry. […]

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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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Diversified Ethanol delivers distillation module to University of Florida

Diversified Ethanol delivers distillation module to University of Florida

October 14, 2013 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Diversified Ethanol announced delivery of a distillation module to the University of Florida. The distillation module is installed as part of the $20 million Stan Mayfield Bio Refinery Pilot Plant at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences laboratory at the Buckeye Technology facility in Taylor […]

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USDA, DOE grant $47M to eight new biorefining projects

USDA, DOE grant $47M to eight new biorefining projects

[ 2 ] May 6, 2011 |

Eight new projects in advanced biorefining feedstocks, processing, and logistics: who won, why they’re important In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a total of $47 million in grants to fund eight research and development projects that will support the production of biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products […]

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