News - 16 Nov 2008
The amount of agricultural land required to produce 15 billion gallons of grain ethanol in the United States by 2015, as required by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), is likely to...
Article - 21 Sep 2023
This article discusses how a warming world has affected the food industry and the various measures undertaken to combat the issue.
Article - 3 Sep 2008
As transport improves, borders come down and tastes broaden, the food we eat comes from becomes increasingly distant and diverse locations, farmed in potentially damaging ways. The idea of sustainable...
News - 19 Nov 2020
That biofuels can contribute to a cleaner global energy mix is widely accepted, but the net benefits of bioenergy in terms of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) are moot. Some argue, for example, that...
News - 3 Jun 2009
There is growing interest in using crop residues as the feedstock of choice for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol because of the more favorable energy output relative to grain-based ethanol....
News - 31 Jan 2008
The DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies recently released a series of 12 briefs that shed light on the top areas for technology innovation through 2025. “Biofuels,”...
News - 13 Dec 2018
A new research headed by Cornell University has revealed that Midwest agriculture is becoming more and more susceptible to climate change owing to the region’s dependence on the cultivation of...
News - 9 Feb 2009
For the first time, farmers have data that tracks at the county level on-site and off-site energy use and carbon dioxide emissions associated with growing crops in the United States.
News - 8 Jan 2008
Switchgrass grown for biofuel production produced 540 percent more energy than needed to grow, harvest and process it into cellulosic ethanol, according to estimates from a large on-farm study by...
News - 6 Mar 2017
Researchers from the Agroenergy group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (GA-UPM) have developed a methodology that allows them to identify suitable marginal lands to grow plant species...