News tagged with energy crop

Switchgrass as bioenergy feedstock

Scientists examined current knowledge about the potential contributions of bioenergy production from switchgrass to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Their findings, published in GCB Bioenergy, conclude that the use of swi ...

dateDec 09, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Reducing fossil energy use on the farm

Conventional agriculture production relies heavily on fossil fuels, particularly in its ability to provide energy at a low cost. However, the uncertain future of fossil fuel availability and prices point to ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Environment
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Private support helps public plant research

The private sector and an Austrian research institute are chipping in to help support one of the most widely used public biological databases in the world. Although the majority of funding continues to come from the National ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Miscanthus adapts

An article in the current issue of Global Change Biology Bioenergy finds that natural populations of Miscanthus are promising candidates as second-generation energy sources because they have genetic variation that may in ...

dateJun 06, 2011 in Biotechnology
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