Tag: guayule

Guayule and guar being looked at as potential biofuel feedstock

Guayule and guar being looked at as potential biofuel feedstock

March 3, 2018 |

In New Mexico, researchers from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and College of Engineering have joined the Sustainable Bio-economy for Arid Regions project led by the University of Arizona. The SBAR project will research guayule and guar, two plants that grow well in the Southwest, as potential feedstock for […]

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Natural alternatives to rubber: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to novel, US-based rubber-producing crops

Natural alternatives to rubber: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to novel, US-based rubber-producing crops

May 30, 2017 |

  The US can support rubber/energy crops the size of corn or soybean with hundreds of thousands of new jobs, says Katrina Cornish of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the need is pressing, she notes, because world rubber demand is expected to grow from 12 million tons in 2014 to 30 million […]

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Birth of a feedstock: SGB, Yulex set to to double guayule rubber yield via accelerated breeding platform

Birth of a feedstock: SGB, Yulex set to to double guayule rubber yield via accelerated breeding platform

November 11, 2013 |

Goodbye, wild plant, full of promise. Hello, domesticated and optimized plant-soldier in the struggle to make rubber for a planet with limited acreage and rapidly-expanding demand. In biofuels and related industries, there may be a hundred feedstocks or so. Some developed, some merely domesticated, some hardly improved over the wild types in the field. 100 […]

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Bridgestone to develop guayule as bio-based rubber source

Bridgestone to develop guayule as bio-based rubber source

March 20, 2012 |

In Japan, Bridgestone Corporation announced their plans for a U.S. based research project to develop guayule as a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality natural rubber and as an alternative to the Hevea tree.  Bridgestone Americas will be responsible for finding a suitable location and operating both the pilot farm, and the research facility.  The […]

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