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Energycane produces more biodiesel than soybean at a lower cost

Four new studies from the University of Illinois explore chemical-free pretreatment methods, development of high-throughput phenotyping methods, and commercial-scale techno-economic feasibility of producing fuel from energycane in various scenarios.

By: Marianne Stein || College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

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To fulfill biofuels’ promise, scientists boost plant oils with gene editing

Increasing the fatty acids in crops’ seeds, leaves, and stems could make biofuels more economically viable.

By: Cici Zhang || Chemical and Engineering News

Stephen Long & Don Ort

Help or hinder? Federal agencies at odds over biofuels

Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency this month has many in the renewable fuel industry hoping that federal agencies will get on the same page.

By: Madelyn Beck || Harvest Public Media 

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Department of Energy grant funds University-involved bioenergy research

The University received a $10.6 million grant from the Department of Energy to form new methods of creating biofuels that might reduce dependence on oil as a source of fuel.

By: Samantha Boyle || Daily Illini

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Research group gets $10.6 million from DoE to develop more biodiesel and biojet fuel

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted a team of researchers money to create enhanced sugarcane (also called ‘energycane’) and elephant grass to increase the production of green fuels.

By: Biofuels International