Chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane also grows at lower temperatures, team finds

U.S. farmers have long hoped to extend sugarcane’s growing range northward from the Gulf coast, substantially increasing the land available for sugar and biofuels. Research shows that when the thermometer dips, "miscanes" continue to photosynthesize.

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Food and fuel from oilcane: a minute with agricultural expert Stephen Long

Illinois plant biology professor Stephen P. Long and his collaborators have engineered sugarcane so that it accumulates oil in its stems that can be made into biodiesel.

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Vijay Singh: Fueling the Future

"If successful, it could make a big dent in producing the nation’s liquid transportation fuel. The potential is huge compared to anything else that I have worked on.”

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Team converts sugarcane to a cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop

A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.

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Biofuels research clears hurdle

UNL plant scientists Ed Cahoon and Tom Clemente aim to super-charge plants for biofuel production.Their research is part of two multi-institutional research collaborations supported by an Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy program of the U.S. Department of Energy called Plants Engineered to Replace Oil. PETRO supports innovative research to develop cost-effective, sustainable sources of transportation fuel from non-food crops.

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U of I takes biomass research to D.C.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program managers recently selected an Illinois project to receive a visit from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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How sweet it is: Energy from plants

The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) program managers recently selected an Illinois project for a visit from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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