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Researchers find value in unusual type of plant material

October 4, 2018

An ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A…
Duckweed: A blessing more than a menace

June 5, 2018

Underrated and considered as the world’s smallest flowering plant, duckweed can multiply in bunches in just a small…
Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomass

April 20, 2017

In the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating…
Scientists Identify Key Genes for Increasing Oil Content in Plant Leaves

October 19, 2013

Accumulating oil in leaves could significantly increase energy content of biofuels and plant-based foods Scientists at the U.S.…
Automated plant factory for the prodution of vaccines

June 30, 2013

Molecular farming is an easy, fast, and safe method for producing vaccines and therapeutic proteins in plants. Now…
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured

June 27, 2013

The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to…
Cellulosic biofuels begin to flow but in lower volumes than foreseen by U.S. statutory targets

February 27, 2013

Several companies in U.S. combined to produce about 20,000 gallons of fuels using cellulosic biomass (e.g., wood waste,…
How a microbial biorefinery regulates genes

February 15, 2013

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting…
Corn Cobs Eyed for Bioenergy Production

February 1, 2013

Corn crop residues are often left on harvested fields to protect soil quality, but they could become an…
‘Zoomable’ map of poplar proteins offers new view of bioenergy crop

January 30, 2013

Researchers seeking to improve production of ethanol from woody crops have a new resource in the form of…
Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

January 15, 2013

Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old – and then they die. Now, researchers…
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