U.S. researchers develop switchgrass strain with 33% higher yields than conventional switchgrass.

U.S. researchers develop switchgrass? strain with 33% higher yields than conventional switchgrass.

In Tennessee, a research team at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Georgia Tech and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a strain of switchgrass that produces about 33 percent more ethanol than conventional switchgrass. The key – decreasing the presence of lignin by one-eighth – thereby reducing the strain’s resistance – or recalcitrance? – to the fermentation process. READ MORE...

Wed, 03/02/2011
Anerobic Digestion and Biogas

UW Extension have created seven modules focused on the use of anaerobic digestion technologies. Details of the process are introduced, as well as factors that influence start-up, operation and control of anaerobic digesters at different scales.

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A visit to switchgrass? trial plots run by Iowa State University researchers; near Ames, IA. Photo by CL Williams, 2010.