A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated an idea they describe as a “simple hypothesis” for making significant increases in yields for field corn known as “maize” in the rest of the world.  Field corn is the product used for animal feed, corn oil, ethanol, and synthesized high […]

A group of researchers led by Purdue University scientists believes sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure. Those attributes point to potential adoptability for sorghum.  Scientists from Purdue, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois and […]

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) a DOE Bioenergy Research Center led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have made an important step in switchgrass production. The team of JBEI researchers, working with researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), has demonstrated that […]