Tag: stover

The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

The Leftover Makeover Once-Over: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Corn Stover

January 31, 2017 |

A group of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have completed a survey of the economic activities and rural jobs that a corn stover bioeconomy can offer, which is currently featured on the cover of the latest issue of Biofpr journal. Here, a member of the team, Mahmood Ebadian of Biomass Supply Chain Consulting, summarizes the main findings […]

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It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

It depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

June 7, 2016 |

At this time in the story of the advanced bioeconomy, the questions from investors can be singularly testing and focused, and the answers can too often become some version of “it depends”. Sometimes I wonder about the look of investors when they get that answer, and then I wonder if that’s how Depend, the adult […]

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Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

Breaking the cycle of “agricultural landfill”: can cellulosic ethanol offer a path to more no-till farming?

October 16, 2014 |

Could diverting agricultural residues for cellulosic ethanol solve the problem of tilling agricultural residues into the topsoil — and help provide a path towards pristine soils not seen since the days of prairie sod? DuPont says, amidst the focus on renewable fuels, cellulosic ethanol’s potential contribution to sustainable agriculture can get overlooked. “The secret to […]

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A looming cellulosic feedstock shortage?

A looming cellulosic feedstock shortage?

September 15, 2014 |

As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk? For several years, the questions that have perplexed actors in the advanced bioeconomy have revolved around policy stability and the effectiveness of the new technology: can […]

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Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic Biofuels

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic Biofuels

July 17, 2014 |

Growers reporting increased yields, revenues with stover harvest. Natural Resources Conservation Service says “By making wise management decisions, removing residue can be done sustainably.” What are the opportunities and the must-knows, for growers and project developers? For those who were not able to register for our Digest webinar on “Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic […]

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Energy as easy as Waffles

Energy as easy as Waffles

September 25, 2013 |

One day, biofuels microbes may be so adept at making fuels, it will be a case of “just add water”. For now, there’s the hard slog of unlocking feedstocks that are affordable, available and aggregated. As we look for recent victories in low-cost feedstock development, What can we learn from natural gas? People from Minnesota […]

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DuPont, Vilsack sign corn stover collection agreement

DuPont, Vilsack sign corn stover collection agreement

April 1, 2013 |

In Iowa, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and DuPont signed an agreement on Friday  to establish guidelines for corn stover collection. The agreement directs the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to work with DuPont and Iowan farmers for give years to set standards for the percentage of stover that can be collected without diminishing […]

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"Man freed from grain bin at Illinois ethanol plant."

"Man freed from grain bin at Illinois ethanol plant."

September 30, 2011 |

Today on Twitter. marla_rae32: Partnering to produce energy from stover could be an attractive option for corn #ethanol plants AirportWatch: Thomson’s position paper on biofuels wants government biofuel and biofuel infrastructure subsidies, help on research,etc. From the taxpayer SWANCCTweets: Microwaving waste food products could be used to produce important chemicals and biofuels, new technology has […]

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