Tag: NDSU

NDSU extension researchers find fertilizer uses for DDGS

NDSU extension researchers find fertilizer uses for DDGS

February 8, 2017 |

In North Dakota, distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center. Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles (sometimes referred to as “syrup”) are organic byproducts of ethanol production from corn. Scientists at the Carrington center have been testing whether […]

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North Dakota State develops new bioplastic

North Dakota State develops new bioplastic

December 1, 2014 |

In North Dakota, a discovery by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, holds scientific promise that could lead to a new type of plastic that can be broken down when exposed to a specific type of light and is reduced back to molecules, which could then be used to create new plastic. The research […]

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NDSU working out how to store beet juice long-term for ethanol production

NDSU working out how to store beet juice long-term for ethanol production

April 16, 2013 |

In North Dakota, a research group in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at NDSU has studied the effectiveness of long-term storage techniques on the preservation of energy beet fermentable sugars since 2010. Results indicate that concentrating beet juice through evaporation to produce a raw, thick beet juice and subsequently adjusting the pH of […]

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NDSU researchers team on $1.8 million energy beet DOE grant

NDSU researchers team on $1.8 million energy beet DOE grant

December 11, 2012 |

In North Dakota, researchers at North Dakota State University are part of a consortium along with Plant Sensory Systems and the USDA who have received $1.8 million, three-year grant from the DOE to develop enhanced energy sugarbeets.

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Energy beet project looking to prove double ethanol production over corn

Energy beet project looking to prove double ethanol production over corn

September 24, 2012 |

In North Dakota, North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Northern Research Extension Center near Minot will soon harvest and analyze energy beets, which have been proven to produce double the ethanol per acre than corn. NDSU research has shown yields from 28 tons per acre on dryland acres to 41 tons per acre on irrigated acres. […]

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Green Vision, Heartland, NDSU partner in energy beet biofuels R&D

Green Vision, Heartland, NDSU partner in energy beet biofuels R&D

February 3, 2012 |

In North Dakota, Green Vision Group of Fargo, Heartland Renewable Energy of Muscatine, Iowa, and North Dakota State University have partnered in a $1 million R&D project to produce advanced biofuels from energy beets. The $1 million phase II project includes $500,000 in funds from the North Dakota Renewable Energy Council, with approval from the […]

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Sugarbeets headed for EPA review as biofuels feedstock

Sugarbeets headed for EPA review as biofuels feedstock

December 7, 2011 |

In North Dakota, beet team members at NDSU and Green Vision Group have applied for classification of energy beets as an advanced biofuel feedstock from the Environmental Protection Agency. In 2008, sugarbeets were listed as advanced biofuel feedstocks along with sugarcane but since 2009 they haven’t been. The group has also applied for a grant […]

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Renewable Resins: new research from North Dakota

Renewable Resins: new research from North Dakota

August 19, 2011 |

In North Dakota, NDSU researchers have developed a family of resins from renewable raw materials, creating resins that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde and bisphenol-A. The resins are based on sucrose and vegetable oils, and can be varied to perform in many applications and industries. The resins developed can be made from from sugarbeets, […]

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