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Stanford University researchers manipulating plant biological processes to boost yields

Stanford University researchers manipulating plant biological processes to boost yields

August 11, 2022 |

In California, researchers at Stanford University are working on ways to manipulate biological processes in plants to help them grow more efficiently and effectively in a variety of conditions. Researchers have designed a series of synthetic genetic circuits that allow them to control the decisions made by different types of plant cells. In a paper published […]

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USDA researcher finds double-cropping for biomass boosts yields

USDA researcher finds double-cropping for biomass boosts yields

May 11, 2015 |

In Illinois, researchers realize that biomass feedstocks will need to come from many different sources, including crop residues, forest residues, and municipal waste, for example, said Marty Williams, a University of Illinois crop scientist and ecologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. The use of double-cropping systems—a winter annual biomass crop is grown then harvested in […]

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University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

University of East Anglia pinpoints five yeast strains to boost cellulosic yields

April 6, 2015 |

In the UK, a new study pinpoints five strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, into bioethanol – a well-known alcohol-based biofuel. It is estimated that more than 400 billion liters of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. The research team from the University of East […]

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Energy Biosciences Institute finds new pathway to boost biofuel yields

Energy Biosciences Institute finds new pathway to boost biofuel yields

March 12, 2015 |

In California, researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast, they enable the microbes to efficiently ferment cellulose […]

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Imperial College researchers use CT scans to see how to boost biofuel yields in trees

Imperial College researchers use CT scans to see how to boost biofuel yields in trees

March 11, 2015 |

In the UK, Imperial College researchers have used medical imaging techniques to explore why making willow trees grow at an angle can vastly improve their biofuel yields. Using micro-CT scans, the team showed that the trees respond to being tilted by producing a sugar-rich, gelatinous fibre, which helps them stay upright.

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JBEI identify microbial metabolism pathway to boost terpene yields

JBEI identify microbial metabolism pathway to boost terpene yields

January 21, 2015 |

In California, researchers from the DOE JGI and the Joint Bioenergy Institute identified genes in an E. coli microbial metabolism pathway that could improve the production of terpenes. Terpenes are high-energy compounds produced in microbes and plants that could be used for producing biofuels. Enhancing terpene yields could lead to commercial-scale production of these biofuels.

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Spanish researchers boost energy crop yields with sewage sludge

Spanish researchers boost energy crop yields with sewage sludge

November 20, 2014 |

In Spain, researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers. The Agroenergy Group from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and researchers of the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche have carried out […]

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European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

April 15, 2014 |

In Germany, rapeseed yields are expected to remain on average this summer across major producing regions despite a relatively warm winter. The European Commission has pegged 2014 production at 20.7 million metric tons, down just 100,000 tons from last year. Smaller areas planted with rapeseed in Germany and Poland will be compensated by higher plantings […]

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