Wednesday, August 20, 2008

News and Notes - August 20, 2008

Feature Article and UTBI-related News

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Approves DuPont Accent Herbicide to Protect Switchgrass in Tennessee Biofuels Initiative

Exciting news for UTBI’s switchgrass production program! Accent, a herbicide shown to significantly reduce grass competition in newly established switchgrass stands, has been approved for use on switchgrass in Tennessee. The use of the herbicide greatly increases the establishment and productivity rates of swtichgrass.

US News

Chloroplast development protein is found

Cellulosic Ethanol turning into fight

ARS Research Shows Sweet Potatoes and Cassava Yield 2-3 Times More Carbohydrate Content Than Corn for Ethanol Production

EPIC, Kansas Corn Commission announce blender pump initiative

Bill Clinton: 10 Things the U.S. Government Should Do For Clean Power

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Responds to Latest Attack on Homegrown Ethanol
Minus microphones, ethanol critics still have their say

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance releases draft Sustainability document

California Ethanol & Power retains lead contractor (Fagen) for sugarcane to ethanol, electricity plants in Imperial Valley

Ethanol Plant Is Coming To The Mountains (KY waste to ethanol plant)
International News

Biodiesel production should triple in 7 years (Brazil, to 700 million gallons/yr)
Use biotechnology for green development (India)

Barbados considers Brazilian ethanol plant

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