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Renewable fuel talk turning to cellulosic gas, diesel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University agricultural economist and energy policy analyst has changed his tune on renewable fuels. “We don’t just talk about ethanol. We talk about biofuels,” said Wally Tyner. “Ethanol is the product from corn, but you also can produce gasoline and diesel directly from cellulosic feedstocks. And when you bring […]

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Experiment allowed kids to create, learn about biofuels

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana 4-H members and their peers across the nation created renewable energy in a Wednesday (Oct. 7) experiment. Biofuel Blast helped 4-H’ers better understand the process for producing fuel from crops, and built on science education that’s a regular part of the 4-H program, said Renee McKee, assistant director and program […]

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Soybean oil blend works well as fuel for home furnaces

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A blend of degummed soybean oil and No. 2 fuel oil can be used as an alternative heating fuel and reduce sulfur emissions, according to a Purdue University scientist. Klein Ileleji, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, tested blends of 20 percent, 50 percent and 100 percent degummed soybean […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop offers chance to explore new income avenues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Landowners wanting to try out their green thumbs and earn extra income are encouraged to attend the Natural Resource Enterprises Workshops on Sept. 2 and 3. “The workshops will help landowners and farmers seek new and innovative ways to earn an extra income to help keep their family farm,” said Brian […]

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Biodiesel blend performs as well as ultra-low sulfur fuel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Those worried about a performance drop-off going from standard diesel fuel to the more environmentally friendly B20 biodiesel blend can ease their minds. A new Purdue University study shows that there is almost no statistical performance difference in semitrailer trucks using B20, a 20-percent blend of biodiesel, and No. 2 ultra-low […]

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Economist: Take ‘stalk’ in corn stover as Indiana’s ethanol future

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cellulosic ethanol made from corn stover and switchgrass could be the next big thing in liquefied energy. The biggest of the big – at least in Corn Belt states like Indiana – would likely be corn stover, a Purdue University study finds. Corn stover is plentiful in Indiana because of the […]

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