Corn stover good for more than ethanol production
New research at Penn State University suggests that corn stover — the stalks and leaves leftover after combining — can be used not only to produce ethanol, but also to directly generate electricity. FULL STORY »
Legume fertilizer for non-legume crops
Researchers from Washington State University and around the world have discovered how to trigger nodulation in legumes — like alfalfa —without the bacteria normally necessary to do so. FULL STORY »
Crop residue a pollution solution?
USDA-ARS researchers have discovered that soybean hulls — as well as leftover stalks and stems from corn and sugar cane plants — make an ideal foundation for a potent filtering agent that can adsorb harmful levels of lead, chromium, copper and cadmium from contaminated waters. FULL STORY »
Researchers turn manure into fuel for cars
Researchers at the vehicle research Institute at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., have developed a way to power cars using manure. FULL STORY »
Researchers “whey” odds on cheese byproduct making ethanol
Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has offered a $29,000 grant to a researcher in Stratford, Wis., to develop the technology needed to convert whey sugar into ethanol. FULL STORY »
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