Tag: bioenergy crops

MAGIC project looks at bioenergy crops potential on unproductive arable land

MAGIC project looks at bioenergy crops potential on unproductive arable land

April 11, 2021 |

In Germany, a European project with the participation of the University of Hohenheim called “Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops”, MAGIC for short, aims at developing the enormous potential of around 65 million hectares of agricultural land in Europe that are hardly or not at all usable for conventional agriculture and see how bioenergy industrial […]

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Berkeley Lab projects could make bioenergy crops more sustainable and profitable

Berkeley Lab projects could make bioenergy crops more sustainable and profitable

June 2, 2020 |

In California, a new set of projects by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could make agriculture both more sustainable and more profitable. The three projects, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), leverage Berkeley Lab’s strengths in artificial intelligence, sensors, and ecological biology. They aim to quantify and reduce the carbon […]

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Researchers say continued R&D and policy support needed for bioenergy crops

Researchers say continued R&D and policy support needed for bioenergy crops

February 5, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, improvement in biotechnology and bioengineering provide new opportunities to produce advanced biofuels from non-food crops; however, it is critical to continue investment in research and development and provide policy incentives for producing bioenergy crops for advanced biofuels. In a new article in the Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy (AEPP), Past President of AAEA, […]

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$3.3M DOE Project will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

$3.3M DOE Project will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

January 26, 2020 |

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $3.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop a precise system for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from commercial bioenergy crops grown in central Illinois. The three-year project through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is […]

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University of Illinois researchers determine best regions for bioenergy crops

University of Illinois researchers determine best regions for bioenergy crops

February 23, 2016 |

In Illinois, new research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used detailed models to examine impacts on water quantity and quality in soils that would occur if existing vegetation was replaced by […]

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