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switchgrass

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Metabolix grows bioplastics in switchgrass

Switchgrass, a native grass researchers are turning into ethanol fuel, can also be used for producing biodegradeable plastics from within the leaves of switchgrass.

By Aug. 11, 2008

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Switchgrass-to-ethanol comes out clean in study

The grass, native to the U.S., gets high marks for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions in Department of Agriculture test.

By Jan. 8, 2008

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In the tall grass, researchers find energy alternative

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers say that a sterile grass known as Miscanthus giganteus proved to be significantly more productive than other biofuel crops like corn in the making of ethanol.

By Jul. 30, 2008

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Mascoma: Why all the different ethanol plants?

Cellulosic ethanol specialist start-up to build plants in Michigan, New York and Tennessee, with plans to experiment with different feedstocks.

By Sep. 24, 2007

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Mascoma to breaks ground on cellulosic plant--a year late

One of the darlings of cellulosic ethanol is breaking ground on its plant.

By Dec. 6, 2007

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By Oct. 29, 2012

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Green gasoline from plant matter

University of Massachusetts researchers have come up with a way to cook plant matter and make gas out of it, but it could be 10 years before it appears at the pump.

By Apr. 10, 2008

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EPA to delay CO2 permit requirements for biomass

To encourage the use of clean energy, agency says it will defer permitting requirements for CO2 emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources for three years.

By Jan. 12, 2011

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Georgia biofuel plant open for business

Range Fuels, which uses a process that simultaneously produces ethanol and methanol from wood chips, says it's ready to sell biodiesel and ethanol for cars on a large scale.

By Aug. 18, 2010