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Agave could pave the way for new biofuel crops

A recent study has found that abandoned agave plantations in Mexico and Africa could be reclaimed for biofuel crops. The research suggests that the plants used to distil tequila could be used as an alternative crop source that does not

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Landfill sites set to harvest biofuel crops

Growing biofuel crops on landfill sites will soon be a reality as Waste Recycling Group (WRG) looks to generate renewable energy from former rubbish dumps. The company has begun planting a combination of miscanthus grass and short rotation coppice (SRC)

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Corn Jumps to 31-Month High as Oil Climbs, Boosting Biofuel

Corn advanced to the highest level since July 2008 and soybeans gained on speculation a crude oil rally may increase demand for alternative fuel. Wheat increased. May-delivery corn jumped as much as 3.3 percent to $7.4425 a bushel, the highest

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Farmers finding gamble on biofuel crop paying off

Van Shaver had never considered a career in farming until switchgrass came along. One of the first 16 farmers to plant switchgrass under contract with Genera Energy in 2008 as part of a state-funded bioenergy initiative, the home maintenance contractor

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India to Develop Second Generation Biofuels to Preserve its Agricultural Lands

The review released by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), indicates that India will need 3.82 million to 93.26 million hectares of land to produce biofuel crops on a profitable scale. The review discusses the socio-economic significances and impacts of implementing

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