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switchgrass

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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 October 29, 2012

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Agrivida teaches biofuel crops to self-destruct

Seeking out cheaper biofuels, Boston-area start-up uses protein engineering to instruct sorghum and corn stover plants to break down more quickly into sugars.

By May 19, 2011

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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 January 12, 2011

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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 August 11, 2008

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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 August 18, 2010

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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 January 8, 2008

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Study: Bioelectricity bests biofuels on miles per acre

Researchers find that using crop land to make electricity to power a plug-in electric vehicle is more efficient and less polluting than running a comparable car with ethanol.

By May 8, 2009

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Calif. sets low-carbon standard for cars

New regulation, focused on "carbon intensity," is aimed at cutting dependence on petroleum and on boosting alternative fuels.

By April 24, 2009

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Cellulosic ethanol could compete with gas, study says

Biofuel created from forestry or agricultural waste could replace a decent chunk of the annual gas use in the U.S. by 2030.

By February 11, 2009

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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 July 30, 2008