Tag: University of Illinois

University of Illinois researchers makes discoveries into clostridial metabolism

University of Illinois researchers makes discoveries into clostridial metabolism

June 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development. It typically involves complex biochemical processes implemented through the orchestration of metabolic reactions and gene regulation, […]

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4 minutes with… David Leimbach, Master’s candidate in Bioenergy, University of Illinois

4 minutes with… David Leimbach, Master’s candidate in Bioenergy, University of Illinois

May 26, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The University of Illinois is dedicated to the research and development of advanced bioenergy systems. Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months. I am currently focusing on finishing my education while exploring my role […]

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University of Illinois researchers ID yield zones for three bioenergy crops

University of Illinois researchers ID yield zones for three bioenergy crops

November 25, 2014 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops. “The unique aspect of our study is that it provides detailed information about where these crops can grow, in terms of their location and stability over time, which has not been done in the past,” […]

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University of Illinois says regulations needed for new energy crops

University of Illinois says regulations needed for new energy crops

August 7, 2014 |

In Illinois, if the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next invasive species may not be discovered until it’s too late. In response to this need to prevent such invasions, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both […]

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University of Illinois researchers look at low-fat DDGS for pig feed

University of Illinois researchers look at low-fat DDGS for pig feed

July 30, 2014 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois are evaluating DDGS following oil removal for use in swine diets. “Dietary fat concentration has been shown to be a factor in the digestibility of nutrients,” said Hans Stein, a professor of animal sciences at U of I. “Because DDGS supplies a significant amount of protein in […]

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University of Illinois ag economist says RIN market expecting RFS to survive

University of Illinois ag economist says RIN market expecting RFS to survive

February 26, 2014 |

In Illinois, University of Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin believes that RIN prices for ethanol and biodiesel are converging—following a decoupling last July—which he says indicates the market is expecting more ethanol mandated under the 2014 RFS than will be produced this year. Though he expects the EPA to make good on cuts to the […]

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University of Illinois study identifies top woody biomass for short-rotation

University of Illinois study identifies top woody biomass for short-rotation

December 26, 2013 |

In Illinois, a study from the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois looked at 21 species of short-rotation woody biomass, planted in 2010 and harvested and measured in 2011 and 2012. Of the 21, black locust, northern catalpa, flameleaf sumac, silver maple and sycamore proved to be the best short-rotation biomass crops for […]

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“Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois.”

“Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois.”

October 15, 2013 |

matthewewinter Is aviation biofuels safe? Is this a recipe for disaster for planes? @TLPowell2010 #JHUBiofuels videoTracker Biofuels Webinar – Union of Concerned Scientist & University of Illinois EnergyHawaiiGov The Public Utilities Commission approves a new fuel contract for locally produced biofuels for the Kahe Power…

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New switchgrass virus threatens biomass yields

New switchgrass virus threatens biomass yields

[ 0 ] November 9, 2010 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois have confirmed the existence of a potential new virus in switchgrass that could pose new challenges to developing the plant as an energy crop. The virus is associated with mosaic and yellow streak symptoms and reduces photosynthesis as well as biomass yield. More on the story.

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