Tag: energy cane

Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

Louisiana researchers happy with energy cane variety development

February 5, 2015 |

In Louisiana, researchers at the LSU AgCenter are pleased with the results from energy cane varieties under trial, saying that many of the 300 they are testing survived the unusually cold winter of 2013 without impacting yields. Extending cane’s resistance to cold is key to growing the crop outside the traditional cane-growing belt.

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EPA green lights camelina, energy cane but keeps the lid on arundo

EPA green lights camelina, energy cane but keeps the lid on arundo

February 26, 2013 |

New renewable feedstock OKs. Good news, bad, neutral? The Digest looks in depth at the latest from EPA. In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule qualifying biofuels produced from camelina oil as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel, as well as biofuels from energy cane which qualify as cellulosic biofuel. This final […]

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EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

EPA says not now, maybe later to camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed as biofuels feedstocks

March 6, 2012 |

In Washington, the EPA withdrew the direct final rule to allow camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed to meet the RFS2. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said: “EPA published a direct final rule on January 5, 2012 (77 FR 700) to amend the Renewable Fuel Standard program regulations. The amendments would have expanded Table 1 […]

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BP mulling 70 million gallon cane ethanol plant in Texas?

BP mulling 70 million gallon cane ethanol plant in Texas?

September 28, 2011 |

In Texas, BP has leased 300 acres from Henderson Liberty Farms in Liberty County to grow energy cane that will then be used as seed cane when planted on a further 3,400 acres next year. BP is planning a 70 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant, and though the exact siting hasn’t yet been […]

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