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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