Thomas Sauer, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, was awarded a 2012 NCR-SARE Research and Education grant to evaluate bioenergy feedstock and carbon sequestration as potential long-term revenue streams. The same team of researchers is also investigating the potential of woody biomass as a biofuel feedstock in Iowa at Iowa State University. Read more about their work in the Leopold Center story below.
Source: Leopold Center, by Melissa Lamberton
Iowa landowners can supply emerging markets...Read More
Source: Kansas City Star, by Steve Everly
A farmers’ cooperative near Warrensburg, Mo., could help decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s plans to produce more cellulosic-based biofuels to curb oil imports.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to announce today that the Show Me Energy Cooperative will get the first grant in a federal program to determine whether U.S. farmers are interested in growing large quantities of switchgrass or other such energy crops.
The Obama administration wants U.S. farmers to harvest enough cellulosic crops to produce 16 billion gallons of ethanol a year....Read More