Tag: Michigan

Ford approves HVO for its Transit vans

Ford approves HVO for its Transit vans

January 27, 2020 |

In Michigan, Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its Transit vans. This renewable diesel fuel is based on waste oils, including used cooking oil that can be sourced from restaurants and takeaways – and even kitchens at home. The use of HVO – or renewable diesel – in place of […]

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Michigan State University researchers investigating seedling pathogens for corn, soybean and wheat

Michigan State University researchers investigating seedling pathogens for corn, soybean and wheat

November 11, 2019 |

In Michigan, a group of scientists in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University set out to gain a better understanding of the composition of seedling pathogens, with results that will aid disease management research not only in corn but in rotational crops such as soybean and wheat. This research […]

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Michigan biodiesel deal pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

Michigan biodiesel deal pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

October 23, 2019 |

In Michigan, a Bloomfield, Michigan, biodiesel fuel dealer pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider of the Eastern District of Michigan. According to plea documents, Chandra Yarlagadda, 54, owned and operated Alpha Bioenergy […]

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MSU scores $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics and crop modeling

MSU scores $2.7 million DOE grant to study sorghum genetics and crop modeling

October 2, 2019 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University researchers are part of a multi-university team that has been awarded a $2.7 million DOE grant for a new study on sorghum that melds differing sciences — from genomics to crop modeling. The aim is to identify and better understand genes that lead to improved growth and yield in various […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher looking closer at the phyllosphere

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher looking closer at the phyllosphere

September 12, 2019 |

In Michigan, a new study in Nature Communications, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center scientists at Michigan State University have focused on understanding more about the plant regions above the soil where these microbes can live, called the “phyllosphere.” Researchers classified core members of this community in two bioenergy cropping systems: switchgrass and miscanthus. In so […]

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Michigan State researchers create synthetic nano-sized factory based on bacteria

Michigan State researchers create synthetic nano-sized factory based on bacteria

August 19, 2019 |

In Michigan, researchers at Michigan State University has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial or bioenergy applications. Natural nanofactories are found in bacteria all over the planet. Some make nutrients. Others sequester toxic materials that would otherwise make the bacteria […]

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Michigan State researchers believe algae and fungi could have colonized land together

Michigan State researchers believe algae and fungi could have colonized land together

July 25, 2019 |

In Michigan, new research from Michigan State University, and published in the journal eLife, presents evidence that algae could have piggybacked on fungi to leave the water and to colonize the land, over 500 million years ago. Researchers selected a strain of soil fungus and marine alga from old lineages, respectively Mortierella elongata and Nannochloropsis […]

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Michigan Technological University sheds new light on whole-tree logging for biomass

Michigan Technological University sheds new light on whole-tree logging for biomass

July 15, 2019 |

In Michigan, whole-tree aspen logging promotes renewable biomass energy from tops and branches, parts of the tree that are often left in the forest during logging in favor of the tree’s trunk, using the residual that remains after a sustainable harvest for logs. It has long been assumed that removing the leaves and branches of […]

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NUVU Fuels will make E15 standard blend at the pump this summer

NUVU Fuels will make E15 standard blend at the pump this summer

June 12, 2019 |

In Michigan, fuel retailer NUVU Fuels will make E15 – a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel – the standard blend available to customers at all NUVU Fuels locations beginning this summer. NUVU Fuels will offer flex vehicle owners the choice of higher biofuel blends like E85. In addition, E10 will be available at designated […]

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Michigan State University gets more than $1 million NSF grant to study how to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose

Michigan State University gets more than $1 million NSF grant to study how to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose

May 27, 2019 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University’s Daniel Ducat, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received $1,033,970 from NSF’s Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology Early CAREER Faculty Awards to investigate the fundamental interactions that underpin resilient microbial partnerships and may be key to solving some of the earth’s biggest resource challenges. Ducat’s team […]

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