We initially identified and characterized the activity of C4001 using switchgrass
as a model crop.
The Company planted its first foundation switchgrass
seed ('Shelter' variety) in 1988.
Now, ARS scientists have successfully advanced the prospects of biojet fuel with two major leaps forward: Newly identified yeasts and an ARS-developed switchgrass
with superior biofuel and agricultural traits.
Here, we identified 47 switchgrass
ARF genes and comprehensively characterized the physical location, conserved motif architecture, and expression profile of the PvARFs.
(Panicum virgatum) was harvested from agricultural land in central Louisiana, USA.
, another fast-growing species, has also shown promise.
Agricultural biomass such as reed canary grass, timothy hay and switchgrass
was selected and acquired from agricultural farm in New Brunswick (NB).
Biomass production and soil nutrient removal by switchgrass
grown for biofuel production.
and smooth bromegrass growing in two plots (5 m long and 4 m wide) (Zhang et al.
When the researchers gave their custom-made microbe raw switchgrass
, a starter plant for ethanol production (SN: 8/1/09, p.
Among the topics are the use of endophytes and mycorrhizae in switchgrass
biomass production, classic genetics and breeding of bioenergy related traits in switchgrass
, microRNAs and their potential application in switchgrass
improvements, biological and biosystems engineering for processing switchgrass
feedstocks and producing biofuel, and the economics of switchgrass
feedstock production for the emerging cellulosic biofuel industry.
Scientists bred it specifically as an "energy crop," a genre that includes the giant reed Arundo donax, napier grass, switchgrass
, and hybrid poplar.
The new hybrid cell, developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, can use a wide variety of biomass sources, including starch, cellulose, lignin- and even switchgrass
, powdered wood, algae and waste from poultry processing.
The primary focus of BFA will be on guiding the responsible selection and harvesting of feedstocks such as sugar cane, corn, bulrush and switchgrass
used to make plastics from agricultural materials.
Two energy crops, miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and switchgrass
(Panicum virgatum), have been widely analyzed for their yields, carbon footprints, and costs of production.