Tag: CABBI

CABBI researchers find more targeted policies needed for perennial bioenergy crops

CABBI researchers find more targeted policies needed for perennial bioenergy crops

April 28, 2021 |

In Illinois, new studies from the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) indicate the need to adopt more targeted policies that value the environmental and ecosystem benefits of perennial bioenergy crops over cheaper options—and provide financial incentives for farmers to grow them. The RFS was issued in 2005 and updated through the Energy […]

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CABBI researchers find transitioning CRP land to bioenergy could be a big win

CABBI researchers find transitioning CRP land to bioenergy could be a big win

February 25, 2021 |

In Illinois, Researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) found that transitioning land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to bioenergy agriculture can be advantageous for American landowners, the government, and the environment.  Land enrolled in the CRP cannot currently be used for bioenergy crop production, wherein high-yielding plants (like […]

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CABBI scientists make progress on oilcane

CABBI scientists make progress on oilcane

November 2, 2020 |

In Florida, from southeastern Florida to northern Mississippi to the Midwestern Corn Belt, CABBI scientists have struck sustainable oil with sugarcane. But the crop’s potential value to the renewable energy sector earns this particular variety a more appropriate designation: oilcane. A groundbreaking endeavor uniting CABBI’s Feedstock Production and Conversion themes is coming to fruition with […]

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CABBI researchers develop quick way to evaluate microbes for renewable fuels

CABBI researchers develop quick way to evaluate microbes for renewable fuels

May 20, 2020 |

In Illinois, scientists engineering valuable microbes for renewable fuels and bioproducts have developed a fast, efficient way to identify the most promising varieties. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a novel mass spectrometry-based screening technique to rapidly profile medium-chain fatty acids produced in yeast — part of a larger group of free […]

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In search of next-gen bioproducts and fuels, DOE invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

In search of next-gen bioproducts and fuels, DOE invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

July 17, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which will provide the scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. The following centers were selected based on an open competition using outside peer […]

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