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Kansas State researcher boosts camelina yields

Kansas State researcher boosts camelina yields

August 17, 2015 |

In Kansas, a Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds. Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and collaborators at Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have modified Camelina sativa and produced the […]

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab to fund ten African projects to develop sorghum and millet

Feed the Future Innovation Lab to fund ten African projects to develop sorghum and millet

September 8, 2014 |

In Kansas, project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced, selecting six projects in West Africa and four projects in Ethiopia. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research in Sorghum and Millet is a consortium of cutting-edge research aimed at improving the […]

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KSU researchers discover not all sugars not all the same

KSU researchers discover not all sugars not all the same

January 10, 2014 |

In Kansas, researchers from Kansas State University studied biomass particle size and enzymatic hydrolysis sugar yield in two different sugar yield definitions (cellulose-based and biomass-based) and found they were not consistent depending on how sugar yields were defined.

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Kansas State researchers developing green concrete from biofuel byproducts

Kansas State researchers developing green concrete from biofuel byproducts

March 18, 2013 |

In Kansas, Kansas State University civil engineers are developing the right mix to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint and make it stronger. Their innovative ingredient: biofuel byproducts. To reduce carbon dioxide emissions from concrete production, the researchers are studying environmentally friendly materials that can replace part of the portland cement used in concrete. They are finding […]

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KSU researcher developing better biomass refining for drop-ins

KSU researcher developing better biomass refining for drop-ins

March 13, 2013 |

In Kansas, Praveen Vadlani, the Gary and Betty Lortscher associate professor of renewable energy in Kansas State University’s department of grain science and industry, is a co-principal investigator in a more than $6.5 million biomass research project between universities, industries and federal agencies. The three-year project, a jointly funded effort by the U.S. Department of […]

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KSU gets $5.08 million from USDA to study camelina

KSU gets $5.08 million from USDA to study camelina

January 15, 2013 |

In Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has just awarded $5.08 million to a team of researchers, led by Kansas State University Distinguished Professor in Grain Science and Industry, Xiuzhi “Susan” Sun, to study camelina’s potential. Her research focuses on how plant- and grain-based materials such as oils, proteins and fibers can be used to […]

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