Bioenergy Sorghum’s Roots Can Replenish Carbon in Soil Dec 21, 2021

🕔Dec 21, 2021
The world faces an increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a shortage of carbon in the soil. However, bioenergy sorghum can provide meaningful relief from both problems, […]

Biofuels: Illinois Researchers Receive $1 Mln to Study Bioenergy Crops Apr 2, 2018

🕔Apr 2, 2018
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the […]

Illinois: How Does Cordgrass Survive a Freeze? Nov 29, 2016

🕔Nov 29, 2016
March 2012 was unusually warm. Biomass crops around the Midwest were well established and thriving. But when a late frost came in mid-April, all of that changed. “When I went […]

Bio-Energy Crops: Why Aren’t They Popular? – 4 Reasons Nov 21, 2016

🕔Nov 21, 2016
Nearly a decade after enactment of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), the emergence of new biomass supplies for bioenergy and bioproduct end-uses remains scant, with little progress evident especially […]

Biofuels or Weeds? Risk Assessment Tools Can’t Tell a Difference. Oct 7, 2015

🕔Oct 7, 2015
Several of the plants grown as biofuel crops have proved to be invasive weeds in some environments – spreading rapidly and overwhelming surrounding natural ecosystems. Concerns about these weedy tendencies […]

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