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Virent a semi-finalist for SAFE Energy Innovation Award
Virent, one of the industry partners working with the LSU AgCenter on its SUBI project has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Energy Innovation Award presented by the Washington, DC-based organization, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
Chinese tallow tree
Hydrothermal (HT) Processing of Plant Biomass for Petrochemical and Bioenergy Products
Research to date has demonstrated the technical applicability of HT processing for a wide range of plant biomass types, including invasive plant species and preservative-treated wood waste, both of which have little or no economic value and represent an environmental and ecological problem. This paper will summarize our results using various plant feedstocks for HT treatment with respect to hydrocarbon yields, chemical composition of semi-volatile mixtures and volume reduction.
USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
The USDA is making nearly $15.5 million in payments to 188 producers through the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program to support the production of advanced biofuel.
Energy Cane Stand
Biofuel/Biochemical Crop Production to be Discussed at Macon Ridge Field Day Sept. 5
Information about the LSU AgCenter's 2013 Macon Ridge Field Day.
Biobased fuel and chemical firms are investigating new sources for plant sugars. Image collage made possible by POET-DSM (corn stover), Beta Renewables (Giant reed), Wikimedia Commons (grain sorghum), Renmatix (woodchips), GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (hybrid poplar), USDA (napier grass, energy cane, switchgrass).
Seeking Biomass Feedstocks That Can Compete
Biofuels and biobased chemical makers hope to win with cellulosic sugars.
Aug. 30 Bioenergy Friday Webinar Series
These webinars are hosted by Iowa State Univesity's CENUSA Bioenergy project. The Aug. 30 seminar will look at the interaction of ethanol with different materials found in older engines.
Biofuel leaders advocate for Renewable Fuel Standard during Day 1 of House hearing
Tuesday, July 23, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, stressed that by virtually any measure, the Renewable Fuel Standard has been an unmitigated success by reducing our dependence on imported petroleum, stimulating investment in new technologies and reducing gasoline prices.
Switchgrass
Researchers look at planting switchgrass for biofuel
(Video News 11/2/12) A grass native to Louisiana’s prairielands could be an alternative source of energy as a biofuel and an alternative crop for farmers’ marginal land. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 1:43)
Vadim Kochergin.
Kochergin aims to improve sugar processing
Vadim Kochergin is improving the way sugar is processed in Louisiana. The LSU AgCenter professor was trained as a chemical engineer in Moscow, Russia, and has used that knowledge to solve problems for the sugarcane industry.
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