Search Results for 'Stover'

Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

August 10, 2020 |

In North Dakota, as Blue Flint Ethanol looks for alternative energy sources ahead of the 2022 closure of the nearby coal plant it currently relies upon for steam, the Bismarck Tribune reports that the company is exploring the use of wheat straw and corn stover as alternatives. It recently received a $155,000 grant from the […]

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Argonne researchers find clues to how much corn stover required for healthy soil

Argonne researchers find clues to how much corn stover required for healthy soil

December 3, 2019 |

In Illinois, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are conducting pivotal research that will help keep soil healthy now and into the future. Scientists have long known that corn residue or stover — meaning the aboveground portions of the corn plant remaining after harvest — plays a critical role in […]

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Unorthodox antioxidant focus drives Stover Ventures towards cellulosic dream

Unorthodox antioxidant focus drives Stover Ventures towards cellulosic dream

August 22, 2018 |

A remarkable and usually under the radar company known as Stover Ventures is said to be nearing its once-unliekly goal of raising capital — mostly so far from Iowa farmers — to construct a biorefinery near Osage, Iowa which will convert up to 14,400 tons per year of corn stover into a neutraceutical extract and […]

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Osage can you see: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Stover Ventures

Osage can you see: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Stover Ventures

August 22, 2018 |

A remarkable and usually under the radar company known as Stover Ventures is said to be nearing its once-unliekly goal of raising capital — mostly so far from Iowa farmers — to construct a biorefinery near Osage, Iowa which will convert up to 14,400 tons per year of corn stover into a neutraceutical extract and […]

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Public safety concerns surround leftover stover bales after DuPont sells Nevada plant

Public safety concerns surround leftover stover bales after DuPont sells Nevada plant

February 26, 2018 |

In Iowa, with DuPont selling its second-generation ethanol plant in Nevada, local authorities are concerned about the safety risk posed by the half million stover bales stored in 23 sites around the central Iowa region that will be leftover when the plant changes hands. The bales pose a serious fire hazard and could lead to […]

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Study says corn stover and crop residues are billion-dollar opportunity for ag states

Study says corn stover and crop residues are billion-dollar opportunity for ag states

September 24, 2017 |

In Iowa, new economic reports show that producing biomass fuel pellets from crop residues like corn stalks can provide a billion-dollar development opportunity for agricultural states. Iowa-based Regional Strategic, Ltd. examined the economic impact of collecting, processing, and delivering corn stover byproducts of ethanol – the stalks, stems, and leaves of corn plants – to […]

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Iowa State researchers look at annual cover crops to compensate for corn stover removal

Iowa State researchers look at annual cover crops to compensate for corn stover removal

August 3, 2017 |

In Iowa, the phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosic ethanol, a renewable biofuel. And renewable biofuels are beneficial to the environment. However, […]

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Iowa State researcher looking at how to balance stover demand with soil needs

Iowa State researcher looking at how to balance stover demand with soil needs

April 27, 2017 |

In Iowa, the phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosic ethanol, a renewable biofuel. And renewable biofuels are beneficial to the environment. However, […]

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The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

January 31, 2017 |

A group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have completed a survey of the economic activities and rural jobs that a corn stover bioeconomy can offer, which is currently featured on the cover of the latest issue of Biofpr journal. Here, a member of the team, Mahmood Ebadian of Biomass Supply Chain Consulting, summarizes the main findings […]

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DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

DuPont working to find ways to better battle corn stover fires

January 18, 2017 |

In Iowa, DuPont is working with Nevada city authorities and Underwriters Laboratories to find ways to better put out corn stover fires to help reduce losses like DuPont suffered this summer when lightning strikes set their stover storage ablaze. Lab tests will soon be underway with a foam extinguishing agent to see how it works […]

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