Tag: pennycress

ISU researchers pushing forward with pennycress domestication research

ISU researchers pushing forward with pennycress domestication research

September 28, 2020 |

In Illinois, Illinois State University researchers in the School of Biological Sciences are genetically modifying pennycress as part of a multistate, multi-institutional effort funded by a five-year, $10 million USDA grant and a $13 million Department of Energy grant. The researchers are attempting to transform the plant into a commercially grown cover crop that would […]

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Western Illinois University researcher scores $10 million to further study pennycress

Western Illinois University researcher scores $10 million to further study pennycress

September 19, 2019 |

In Illinois, Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced that one of its professors is the recipient of a $10 million federal grant to investigate the use of the alternative crop, Pennycress, as a new cash cover crop in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant will […]

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Minnesota PhD student gets Fulbright grant to study pennycress in France

Minnesota PhD student gets Fulbright grant to study pennycress in France

May 30, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a PhD student researcher from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has won a Fulbright grant to study pennycress at the Plant Reproduction and Development laboratory at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. The plant is seen as a good potential feedstock for biofuel but its nectar is also attractive to pollinators […]

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Yecch, ptooey! The 13 oddest and strangest biofuels feedstocks

Yecch, ptooey! The 13 oddest and strangest biofuels feedstocks

June 4, 2012 |

Nothing new under the sun? Potrzebie! These biofuels feedstocks set records for ingenuity, sheer craziness and a liberal dose of “what, me worry?” Most of the stories we write at the Digest on the subject of biofuels feedstocks fall into the well-established realms of normal. But every once in a while, a feedstock emerges that is […]

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EBI Network, Pennycress Energy partner for pennycress biofuels project in Illinois

EBI Network, Pennycress Energy partner for pennycress biofuels project in Illinois

April 13, 2012 |

In Illinois, EBI Network and Pennycress Energy are partnering to promote pennycress as a fuel crop for the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region. The project, generating interest among growers, will identify possible investors and explore a press mill in the region. Pennycress Energy states that their goal is to net farmers an additional $100 per acre, […]

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SarTec lands $500K grant for camelina, pennycress biodiesel

SarTec lands $500K grant for camelina, pennycress biodiesel

October 10, 2011 |

In Minnesota, SarTec Corp. has landed a $500,000 grant from DOE to produce biodiesel from camelina and pennycress using the patented Mcgyan biodiesel process at the 3 million gallon per year Ever Cat Fuels facility in Isanti. Farmers across the Midwest will be contracted to produce the feedstock.

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Pennycress, french weed, fanweed: by any name, a biofuel rose

Pennycress, french weed, fanweed: by any name, a biofuel rose

[ 0 ] November 24, 2010 |

We haven’t heard of anyone making biofuels out of chickens, or eggs, but we hear a lot about the chicken-and-egg problem. “How do get growers to grow if there’s no market? How do you get a market if there are no growers?” Arvens Technology CEO Sudhir Seth summed up the problem. A few years back, […]

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