Tag: University of Georgia

University of Georgia researchers say biofuel production could lead to environmental decay

University of Georgia researchers say biofuel production could lead to environmental decay

May 28, 2020 |

In Georgia, modern sustainability practices often encourage resource and energy efficiencies across separate sectors, such as food production or biofuels, but this siloed approach could actually lead to ongoing environmental decay, according to a recent commentary by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Using new technology to improve efficiency, in particular, may […]

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University of Georgia researchers to investigate combating Johnsongrass and learn more about sorghum

University of Georgia researchers to investigate combating Johnsongrass and learn more about sorghum

January 19, 2016 |

In Georgia, a team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world. Native to the Mediterranean region, Johnsongrass has spread across every […]

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University of Georgia researchers use gene editing tool to manipulate lignin

University of Georgia researchers use gene editing tool to manipulate lignin

June 4, 2015 |

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research, published recently in the early online edition of the journal New Phytologist, opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants. […]

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University of Georgia researchers identify gene to help produce biofuel better

University of Georgia researchers identify gene to help produce biofuel better

March 13, 2014 |

In Georgia, since 2007, researchers at the BioEnergy Science Center, one of three Department of Energy-funded research centers, have partnered to figure out how to break down plants so that they easily release the simple sugars that can be processed into biofuels. It’s a breakthrough that could make biofuels cost competitive with gasoline. Now, University […]

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Biofuels from a raging fireball? No fossil energy, no light, no biomass, no sugars. No kidding.

Biofuels from a raging fireball? No fossil energy, no light, no biomass, no sugars. No kidding.

March 29, 2013 |

Researchers unleash the prospect of fuels from the raging fireball known as Pyrococcus furiosus. Imagine a world where instead of creating CO2 as an emission from burning fuels, you could make fuels from the emissions, the CO2. And could do so in a way that bypasses the production of biomass and the extraction of fermentable […]

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