Tag: plants

UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

UK government launches funding competition for advanced biofuel plants

December 10, 2014 |

In the UK, the UK green fuels industry will take a significant step forward with the launch of a GBP25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The Department for Transport funding is supported by significant private sector investment and will enable the construction of up to three demonstration biofuel plants, the first of their […]

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Genetic Signatures May Help Predictive Climate Models

Genetic Signatures May Help Predictive Climate Models

August 25, 2014 |

In Tennessee, a team of researchers has teamed up to understand how selection affects plants and the genome level as poplar trees adapted to temperature and light factors in a study recently published in Nature Genetics. “If you know every base in a genome, you can skip whole generations and use genomic information to predict […]

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MIT researchers go nano with plants enhancing their energy production

MIT researchers go nano with plants enhancing their energy production

March 18, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production and give them completely new functions, such as monitoring environmental pollutants. In a new Nature Materials paper, the researchers report boosting plants’ ability to capture light energy by 30 percent […]

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Brookhaven IDs key genes for oil production in plants

Brookhaven IDs key genes for oil production in plants

October 23, 2013 |

In New York state, scientists at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing expression of these genes resulted in vastly increased oil content in leaves, the most abundant sources of plant biomass—a finding that could have important […]

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EPA fines Advanced BioEnergy $136,500 for violations at South Dakota plants

EPA fines Advanced BioEnergy $136,500 for violations at South Dakota plants

April 8, 2013 |

In Minnesota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Advanced BioEnergy, LLC, based in Bloomington has agreed to pay penalties totaling $136,500 to settle claims related to violations at its Huron and Aberdeen, S.D. ethanol production facilities. The violations are related to the facilities’ risk management programs and the failure to properly file Toxic Release Inventory […]

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