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Conference examines future of biofuels production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cropfields could play a major role in future energy needs, and some of the world’s top researchers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the renewable fuels industry during a conference co-sponsored by Purdue University. Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. […]

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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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Study shows more corn for biofuels would hurt water

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — More of the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow corn would find their way into nearby water sources if ethanol demands lead to planting more acres in corn, according to a Purdue University study. The study of Indiana water sources found that those near fields that practice continuous-corn rotations had higher […]

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Alting’s bill expanding E85 availability advances to Governor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -– Senate lawmakers today approved a bill that could increase the use of E85 – a blend of 15 percent petroleum-based gasoline and 85 percent ethanol – on campuses and school grounds throughout the state. House Bill 1193, sponsored by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette), now heads to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ desk after […]

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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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